Board Of Trustees Elects New Members

The Board of Trustees elected five new members at its Sept. 27 meeting. They are: Gregory P. Barber, chairman of Providence Ventures Inc.; Patrick T. Stokes, President of Anheuser-Busch; Edmund P. Kelly, president and chief operating officer of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.; Therese E. Myers, chief executive officer of Bouquet Multimedia, LLC; and Brian G. Paulson, SJ, director of vocations and provincial assistant for the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus.

Gregory P. Barber

Barber, a 1969 Boston College graduate, founded Providence Ventures in 1989 and has been active in equity investing for media transaction since 1978, when he joined Narragansett Capital, Inc. (he is now managing director of the firm). Previously, he was a vice president for Fleet National Bank, where he was involved for seven years in providing senior financing for leveraged buyout transactions and where he created the bank's communications group.

He is a leading cable television investor, having participated in the industry for over 20 years, and is active in other media, including investments in broadcasting and publishing.

Barber will serve on the board's Development, and Investment and Endowment committees.

Barber is the parent of a Boston College sophomore.

Patrick T. Stokes

With the exception of his first job with Shell Oil Co., Stokes has spent his entire career with Anheuser-Busch. He began in the corporate planning department and was promoted to senior analyst there in 1970. He became assistant to the executive vice president and general manager in 1972. Two years later, he was named vice president for raw materials and transportation, beginning a series of vice presidencies that included materials and acquisitions (1976) and vice president and group executive (1981).

In 1982, Stokes was tapped to lead Campbell-Taggart, a Dallas-based baking and frozen-foods company acquired by Anheuser-Busch. He became the company's chairman and president in 1986, the same year he was given responsibility for Eagle Snacks, another Anheuser-Busch unit. In 1990, he was appointed to his current post, president of the company's brewing subsidiary.

Stokes earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Boston College in 1964 and a master of business administration degree from Columbia University in 1966.

The Alumni Association presented him with its Award of Excellence in Commerce in 1991. He is the parent of two BC graduates and one BC student. He will serve on the board's Development Committee.

Edmund F. Kelly

A native of Ireland who holds a bachelor's degree from Queen's University in Belfast and a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kelly began his career as an academic. He held assistant professorships in the mathematics departments at the University of New Brunswick and at the University of Missouri at St. Louis from 1970 until 1974, when he joined Aetna Life and Casualty.

He ascended through the company, becoming senior vice president for pension and financial services in 1987, president of the employee benefits division in 1989 and group executive for the company in 1991.

He joined Liberty Mutual in his present capacity in 1992.

He is a director of several Liberty Mutual Group companies, as well as of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, the Ireland-America Economic Advisory Board and the Boston Private Industry Council, among others. He is a member of the board of advisors of the Carroll School of Management and parent of a Boston College graduate.

Therese E. Myers

Myers graduated in 1966 from Newton College of the Sacred Heart with a bachelor's degree economics. She holds master's degrees from Carnegie-Mellon and Northwestern universities.

She began her career at the accounting firm Arthur Young & Co. and became vice president of product design in 1974 at Lexar, developer of early network-based office computer systems. In 1982, she co-founded Quarterdeck Office Systems, a software developer, and served as chief executive officer, chief financial officer and president until 1994. After leaving Quarterdeck, she co-founded Bouquet Multimedia in Pacific Palisades, Calif., a digitized "mini-studio."

She is a member of the Business Advisory Council at Carnegie Mellon and a member of the board of directors at Advanced Logic Research, Inc.

Brian G. Paulson, SJ

Fr. Paulson has been responsible for assessing candidates applying for entrance into the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus since 1993. Previously, he worked in an administrative internship at Boston College High School.

He entered the Society of Jesus in 1981 and was ordained in 1992.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University in 1981, a master's degree in political philosophy from Loyola University Chicago in 1985, an STB from Centre Sevres in Paris in 1991, a master's degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1993, and a licentiate in sacred theology from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in 1993 (his thesis director was Flatley Professor of Catholic Theology David Hollenbach, SJ).

Fr. Paulson also has pastoral experience. He has coordinated basic literacy programs for Hmong, Laotian and Vietnamese refugees in Chicago; served as a deacon and priest at Sacred Heart Parish in Malden; and conducted many retreats.

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