Fall 2021 Corporate Leadership Council Virtual Breakfast


Corporate Leadership Council Virtual Breakfast

Recruiting and Retaining Talent in the Workforce

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Virtual Event Details to Follow

Featuring Guest Speakers:

Kevin Beatty – Co-Chief Investment Officer of Equity, MFS Investment Management and BGCB Corporate Leadership Council Member

Dr. Kevin Churchwell – President and Chief Executive Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital and BGCB Director

Moderated by Tracy Palandjian, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Social Finance

Get to Know The Speakers:

Kevin Beatty is co–chief investment officer of equity for the Americas and a portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management. In his role, he partners with the firm’s other regional co‐CIOs in the research management process and strategy discussions, including by developing investment policies and programs that achieve the investment objectives of MFS and its clients.

Kevin joined the firm in 2002 as an equity research analyst and was named portfolio manager in 2004. He served as the director of equity for North America from 2011 to 2014 and as director of US research from 2007 through 2019. He became chief investment officer of global equity in 2015. In 2020, he took on a more focused role as co‐CIO of the Americas while continuing to carry out his portfolio management duties. 

Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. Bonaventure University and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College. Kevin is currently a member of BGCB’s Corporate Leadership Council.


Kevin B. Churchwell, MD is the president and chief executive officer of Boston Children’s Hospital, providing leadership, vision, and oversight for a team that’s dedicated to improving and advancing child health through their life-changing work in clinical care, research and innovation, medical education, and community engagement. Kevin joined Boston Children’s in 2013 as chief operating officer and executive vice president of health affairs.

An advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion, Kevin has committed to the work required to make Boston Children’s a community that’s made stronger by our differences, and a leader in equity for all.

A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt Medical School, Dr. Churchwell completed his pediatric residency and a clinical fellowship in pediatric critical care at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is currently a Robert and Dana Smith associate professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. Kevin sits on several local boards, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.


Tracy Palandjian is CEO and co-founder of Social Finance, a national impact finance and advisory nonprofit that builds innovative partnerships and investments to measurably improve lives.

The firm became a fund manager in 2019 to launch its Career Impact Bond strategy, a financing model that improves economic mobility for unemployed and underemployed individuals. To date, Social Finance has catalyzed over $225 million to help more than 35,000 individuals realize improved outcomes in education, economic mobility, health, and housing.

Tracy is vice chair of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, a trustee of the Global Steering Group on Impact Investing, and a director at both The Boston Foundation and Mass General Brigham. A native of Hong Kong, Tracy graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. magna cum laude in Economics and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar. She is a recipient of the HBS Alumni Achievement Award, the School’s highest honor.


About Corporate Leadership Council:

Investment in youth is key to sustaining Greater Boston’s vibrant and diverse business community. For this reason, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston founded our Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) in 2008 to provide guidance and offer opportunities for the city’s business leaders to engage more deeply in our work. Current CLC events include annual breakfast meetings featuring a prominent keynote speaker.