Board of Trustees elects new members


The Board of Trustees elected five new members at its Sept. 15 meeting. They are: Benaree P. Wiley, president and chief executive officer of The Partnership; Raymond J. Callahan, SJ, executive director of the Nativity Preparatory School in Roxbury; Thomas F. Ryan Jr., the incoming president and chief operating officer of the American Stock Exchange.; Thomas J. Rattigan, former chairman and CEO of G. Heileman Brewing Co. Inc.; and James F. Lafontaine, SJ, provincial assistant of the Society of Jesus New England Provincial.

Benaree P. Wiley
Wiley is president and CEO of The Partnership, an organization which seeks to increase the representation of African-Americans in positions of leadership, influence and authority in Boston. Prior to joining The Partnership in 1991, Wiley was director of admissions and financial aid at Harvard Law School for graduate programs in law and international legal studies, and a part-time faculty member in the Roxbury Community College Business Division. From 1985- 91, she operated a consulting firm which provided managerial analyses and technical assistance to business and non-profit organizations.

A 1968 graduate of Howard University, Wiley earned a master's degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration in 1972. She is a director of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and director of First Albany Cos. and The Boston Co.

Raymond J. Callahan, SJ
Fr. Callahan became executive director of the Nativity Preparatory School this year, after serving as president of Loyola Academy since 1990. From 1973-88, he was president of Boston College High School, where he had been vice principal of guidance from 1972-73 and a French teacher from 1964-66. He has also been assistant director of novices at the Jesuit Novitiate and headmaster of the Xavier School.

After entering the Society of Jesus in 1959, Fr. Callahan was ordained at Chestnut Hill in 1969. He holds a bachelor's degree from Fairfield University, master's and bachelor's of divinity degrees from Boston College and a licentiate in sacred theology from the Weston School of Theology. His board memberships include Fairfield University, the Jesuit Secondary Education Association and the Archdiocese of Boston Priests' Senate.

Thomas F. Ryan Jr.
Ryan, a 1963 Boston College graduate, last week was named president and COO of the American Stock Exchange, effective Oct. 15, after serving as chairman and CEO of Kidder, Peabody Group Inc. since January. Ryan joined Kidder Peabody in 1968 as an equity sales trader and was promoted to assistant vice president in 1971, and to vice president in 1973. Ryan was named head of block trading in 1975 and co-head of equity trading in 1985, two years after his election to the board of directors. He became executive managing director in charge of equities, sales and trading in 1987 and was elected to the company's management and executive committees the following year.

Prior to joining Kidder Peabody, Ryan was vice president for business development at the Boston Stock Exchange from 1966-68, and a sales representative for IBM from 1963-66. He has also been a member of the New York Stock Exchange Market Performance Committee and chairman of the Traders Advisory Committee to the Chairman of NYSE. He is the father of a current Boston College sophomore.

Thomas J. Rattigan
Rattigan is a 1960 College of Business Administration graduate and was chairman and CEO of G. Heileman Brewing Company Inc. of Rosemont, Ill., from 1991-94. He was president of Commodore International Limited of West Chester, Penn., from 1985-87, when he also served as chief operating officer, chief executive officer and board member. He was an executive for PepsiCo Inc. from 1970 to 1984, becoming president and CEO of PepsiCo Bottling International in 1982.

In addition to his degree from Boston College, Rattigan earned a master's degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. A member of the University's National Development Board and Wall Street Council, Rattigan made a major gift to establish the Thomas F. Rattigan Professorship in English, named in memory of his father. Rattigan also served on the recent Carroll School of Management Campaign Committee.

James F. Lafontaine, SJ
Since 1992, Fr. Lafontaine has been the provincial assistant for formation and education for the Society of Jesus New England Provincial. From 1990-92, he taught religion and music and served as assistant rector at Boston College High School, and was assistant music director and a teacher of religion at the Boston Arts Diocesan Choir School at St. Paul's Church in Cambridge from 1985-90.

Fr. Lafontaine graduated from the University of Texas in 1974 with a bachelor of music degree and earned a master of fine arts degree in 1981. He also holds a master of divinity degree from the Weston School of Theology. He sits on the board of trustees for Boston College High School, Nativity Preparatory School, Cheverus High School of Portland, Me., and the Boston Arts Diocesan School.

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