Cathy E. Minehan, MBA

Cathy E. Minehan is an active for profit and not for profit board member of entities engaged in major commercial activity, health care and education. Ms. Minehan retired from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in July 2007 after 39 years with the Federal Reserve System, having served as the President and Chief Executive of the Boston Bank and a member of the Federal Open Market Committee from July 1994 on.   

From August 2011 to June 2016 she served as Dean of the School of Management at Simmons College, known for its MBA for women and for its all on-line offerings. Ms. Minehan is a graduate of the University of Rochester and is a member of the University’s Board of Trustees. She holds an MBA from New York University and was named a distinguished Alumna from New York University in 1995.

Currently, Ms. Minehan is a director of publicly traded Bright Horizons Family Solutions, and a trustee of The MITRE Corporation and the Brookings Institution. Over the past 12 years, she has been a board member of Becton Dickinson, MassMutual and VISA.

After more than 10 years as chair of the Massachusetts General Hospital, she is an honorary trustee. She is co-chair of the Partners Healthcare System Institutional Conflict Committee. She is also the outside board member of the American Board of Thoracic Surgeons. 

Ms. Minehan is chair of the board of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and president of the National Association of Corporate Directors, New England Chapter. She is vice chair of the board of GBH and of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable. Ms. Minehan co-chairs the Boston Women's Workforce Council which works to end gender and racial wage gaps in Boston.

She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was named the Public Company Director of the Year by the NACD New England Chapter in 2012; NACD National Top 100 Directors in 2013; and 2015 Shattuck City Champion (Boston). She is the recipient of many other honors and distinctions.