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Annaul Meeting 2012

Criteria for Membership
The criteria for membership in the Massachusetts Business Roundtable include:

    • A leading executive of a major for-profit or not-for-profit business enterprise headquartered in Massachusetts, or doing business in Massachusetts, which is a significant contributor to the Massachusetts economy; or
    • A leading executive of a major for-profit or not-for-profit enterprise in Massachusetts, who is a significant contributor to state public policy discussions; or
    • A leading executive in a for-profit or not-for-profit enterprise in Massachusetts, with experience and expertise on matters critical to MBR’s public policy agenda who can speak for their company in a decision-making capacity.

“Leading Executive” shall be defined as a CEO or a high ranking executive of a major business firm headquartered in Massachusetts; a high-ranking executive of a major business firm headquartered outside of Massachusetts; or an individual who has played or is playing a unique role in shaping economic or other policy in Massachusetts consistent with MBR’s public policy agenda.

Governance

Board of Directors: The MBR Board of Directors will include all MBR members, including the Executive Committee. The Board will meet quarterly (with one being the Annual Meeting) for the purpose of providing ideas, guidance and input that will inform MBR’s advocacy and the development of its agenda. The Board will also vote on and approve administrative matters, including but not limited to MBR’s operating budget and staff compensation, as well as other strategic and organizational matters as determined by the Chair. Board meetings will also provide MBR members the opportunity to engage in a personal and informal manner with senior leaders from the public sector. Attendance at Board meetings is limited to MBR members only (the Annual Meeting is open to all members and designees).

Executive Committee: MBR’s Executive Committee will include MBR’s Officers, Task Force Chairs, former MBR Officers, and other senior Executives as approved by the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee will meet bi-monthly or subject to the call of the Chair for the purpose of providing guidance on MBR’s governance, overall strategic direction, long-term public policy priorities and agenda, and other matters as determined by the Chair. Attendance at Executive Committee meetings is limited to Executive Committee members only.

Task Forces: MBR’s Task Forces meet subject to the call of the Task Force Chairs to develop policies and strategies for pursuing MBR’s agenda. The Task Forces can conduct direct research, supervise preparation of position papers and reports, and recommend policy consistent with MBR’s mission. Members can serve on as many Task Forces as they choose, and can designate someone from their company with particular expertise in the issue area to represent them. Task Force Chairs shall be MBR members, and attendance at Task Force meetings can include MBR members or their designees.

For more information on membership, please contact MBR Executive Director JD Chesloff or MBR Deputy Director Chris Kealey.

 

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