Gary A. Spiess

Board Chair at Holderness School

Location:
33 Chapel Lane, Holderness, New Hampshire, United States
Company:
Holderness School
HQ Phone:
(603) 536-1257
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Last Updated 12/8/2016

General Information

Education

Dartmouth College

Harvard Law School

Affiliations

Board Member  - Discovering Justice

Board of Trustees Member  - Massachusetts General Hospital

Board of Trustees Member  - Partners HealthCare at Home inc

Board Member  - Partners HealthCare

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary  - The Fleet Company

Board of Trustees Member  - Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Board of Trustees Member  - Partners Home Care Inc

Vice-Chair  - The Chewonki Foundation Inc

Member, Several Non-Profit Boards  - North Shore Medical Center

Board Member and Chairman  - New England Legal Foundation

Member of the Board of Overseers of the Morin Center for Financial Institutions Law  - Boston University

Board Member  - The Boston Lawyers Group

Individual Member  - Equal Justice Coalition

and Intellectual Life Committees  - Finance and Audit Committee

Board Member  - Greater Boston Legal Services Inc

Board Member and President  - Boston Bar Association

Cabinet Member  - United Way of Massachusetts Bay

Web References  

http://www.holderness.org/page/about/board-of-trustees

Gary Spiess
Three of Gary Spiess's four children - Jamie '87, Ben '89 and John '94 - have graduated from Holderness. After retiring in 2004 as EVP and general counsel of FleetBoston Financial, Gary has been actively involved in non-profit and civic affairs, including board leadership positions in healthcare, children's education about the justice system, and environmental and outdoor education. Gary chairs the Compensation Committee and serves on the Finance & Audit and Intellectual Life Committees.

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Holderness School ~ Board of Trustees

Gary Spiess
Gary graduated from Dartmouth College and the Harvard Law School and has previously served on the Holderness Board. Betsy and Gary live in Marblehead, MA, and spend time in Piermont NH. After retiring in 2004 as EVP and General Counsel of FleetBoston Financial, Gary has been actively involved in non-profit and civic affairs, including Board leadership positions in healthcare, children's education about the justice system, and environmental and outdoor education. He is also a town moderator in Marblehead.

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About Us - Our Board

Gary A. Spiess (President of the Board) is the former Executive Vice President and General Counsel of FleetBoston Financial Company.
He is currently a Trustee of Partners Healthcare System, Inc., where he is chair of the Audit Committee. He is also Board Chair of the North Shore Medical Center and a board member of Partners Continuing Care, Inc. He is a board member and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Chewonki Foundation (an environmental foundation in Maine). He is a former Board Chairman of the New England Legal Foundation, former President of the Boston Bar Foundation and a member of the Council of the Boston Bar Association. He is former Board Chair of the Holderness School (Plymouth, New Hampshire) and a former member of the Board of Advisors of the Graduate Program in financial services law studies at the Boston University School of Law, as well as having been a board member of Greater Boston Legal Services.

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