Profiles in Service Speaker Series

With the generous support of John Hancock, the New Frontier Network launched the Profiles in Service series in 2015. Each event features an hour of discussion with a leader in public service and is open to a maximum of 50 guests, ensuring an intimate and worthwhile experience.

Past speakers include: 

Bob Cohn 
Former President, The Atlantic 

“West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House” 
The book's editor, Gautam Raghavan, who directed LGBTQ outreach; Rumana Ahmed, former Muslim American liaison; Ned Price, former NSC spokesperson; Aneesh Raman, former Presidential speechwriter; Raina Thiele, former tribal liaison; and Stephanie Valencia, former deputy director of public engagement; moderated by Massachusetts Representative Andres Vargas, 3rd Essex District

The Honorable Katherine Clark
U.S. Congresswoman, 5th District of Massachusetts

Karen Finney
Leading democratic strategist and MSNBC political analyst

Marty Meehan
27th president of the University of Massachusetts system and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives

Mohamad Ali
President and Chief Executive Officer, Carbonite 

Ambassador (ret.) Nicholas Burns
Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government  

Sam Kennedy
President of the Boston Red Sox and President of Fenway Sports Management

Dr. Vanessa Kerry, MD, MSc
Founder and CEO of Seed Global Health and Associate Director of Partnerships and Global Initiatives at Mass General Global Health, and Director of Global Public Policy and Social Change at Harvard Medical School

Joshua Kraft
President and CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Boston; President, New England Patriots Charitable Foundation

Gerald Chertavian
CEO and Founder, Year Up

Michelle Wu
Former President, Boston City Council

The Honorable Seth Moulton
U.S. Congressman, 5th District of Massachusetts 

Anne M. Finucane
Board Member, JFK Library Foundation; Vice Chairman, Bank of America

The Honorable Deval Patrick
Former Massachusetts Governor; Managing Director, Bain Capital, LLC

Kenneth R. Feinberg
Former Chairman, JFK Library Foundation; Administrator of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund and the One Fund Boston

The Honorable Joseph P. Kennedy, III
U.S. Congressman, 4th District of Massachusetts

The Honorable Maura Healey
Massachusetts Attorney General

Speechwriting Panel  
Adam Frankel, Former Senior Speechwriter for President Barack Obama; and Reed Passafaro, Former Director of Speechwriting for late Boston Mayor Thomas J. Menino

The Honorable Linda Dorcena Forry  
Massachusetts State Senator, 1st Suffolk District