Boston Bar Names New Executive Director

Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 01:00

Underscoring an unwavering commitment to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large, the Boston Bar Association (BBA) and its charitable affiliate, the Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) announce that Richard M. Page, Jr. has been named Executive Director of both the BBA and the BBF.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University School of Law, Mr. Page has served as Interim Executive Director of both the BBA and the BBF since late June of 2004. He previously served as the BBA's Director of Membership and Professional Development for more than a decade.During that time he distinguished himself by designing membership recruitment and retention initiatives that increased BBA's membership from 7,400 to 9,500 at a time when membership in other bar organizations nationally was declining.

"Rich is a strong manager who believes passionately in the mission of the BBA, and it comes through loud and clear in his words and actions," said Ellen Carpenter, president of the BBA and a partner at Roach & Carpenter, P.C.

Richard A. Soden, president of the BBF, past president of the BBA, and a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, added "Having the opportunity to see Rich on the job as Interim Executive Director, I witnessed the renewed vigor that he brings to the work of the BBF, and that amongst other things told me that Rich is the best person for the job."