Lunch with a Leader

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The Winston Center offers opportunities for students to meet with leaders in close quarters for lunch and informal conversation several times each year. An effort is made to invite student participants who have a demonstrated interest that is related to the leader’s area of expertise. 

Are you alumni or a friend of Boston College and would like to share your career journey with current undergraduates? Email us at to learn how to get involved!


Dannel Malloy

Dannel P. Malloy '77, Law'80, P'15
Governor of Connecticut (2011-2019)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
12:00 PM | Fulton Honors Library

Dannel P. Malloy was Governor of Connecticut for two terms, just completing his tenure on January 9, 2019. Malloy was an engaged and progressive governor, focusing on criminal justice reform, including repealing the death penalty, improving transportation, committing more than half a billion dollars towards affordable and supportive housing initiatives, protecting the environment, creating jobs, strengthening public education, stabilizing the state’s finances, and following the tragedies at Sandy Hook Elementary School, enacting what some have called “the most comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation in the country.”

In 2016, the Governor received a prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award for defending U.S. resettlements of Syrian refugees after the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and personally welcoming a Syrian refugee family to New Haven after they had been turned away by another state.

As a child, Malloy struggled to overcome significant learning and physical disabilities, eventually becoming a proud double eagle, having graduated from BC in 1977, magna cum laude, with a double major in political science and sociology, and receiving his JD from BC Law in 1980. After law school, he worked as a prosecutor in the Brooklyn DA’s Office, spent nine years at a law firm, served on the Stamford Board of Finance, and subsequently launched his political career by running for Mayor of Stamford, his home town, where he served for 14 years.

Currently, Malloy is the Rappaport Distinguished Visiting Professor at Boston College Law School’s Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy.

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Andrea Lisher

Andrea Lisher '96
Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

Thursday, May 2, 2019
12:00 PM | Fulton 515

Andrea Lisher is the managing director, and the Head of North America, Global Funds, for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. In this role, Andrea oversees the distribution of J.P. Morgan’s investment capabilities through financial intermediaries, including broker-dealers, insurance companies, asset managers, banks and registered investment advisors. Andrea is Chair of the North America Funds Operating Committee and also serves on the Global Management Client Operating Committee and the Management Product Steering Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Money Management Institute and the Gateway to Leadership. 

Andrea graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a B.S. in marketing. She lives in New York City with her husband and two young daughters.

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