Cathleen and James Stone

Date:Oct 11, 2014

Cathleen Stone is the President of the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation. Ms. Stone also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Conservation Association, Boston Harbor Islands Alliance, the Museum of African American History, the MATCH Public Charter High School, the Supreme Court Historical Society, and the Wilderness Society and is a member of the Advisory Committee of the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University.

Ms. Stone has a B.A. and J.D. from American University and an L.L.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Stone was of counsel and a past partner of the Boston law firm Foley, Hoag & Eliot where her practice encompassed environmental and administrative law issues. She was appointed by Boston’s former Mayor Menino as the City’s first Chief of Environmental Services.

While Chief of Environmental Services she helped launch “Sustainable Boston.” At the suggestion of Vice President Gore, and working with The Boston Foundation, she and her staff helped develop “indicators” of a sustainable city, leading to the Boston Indicators Project. Ms. Stone was also involved in creating the Boston Harbor Islands National Park and was Co-Chair of Americans for Alaska, which lobbied for the passage of the Alaska Lands bill, vastly enlarging conservation land in Alaska.

James M. Stone serves as CEO of Plymouth Rock, a group of property and casualty insurance companies. He serves as a member of the Administrative Committee of Lindsay Goldberg, a New York based private equity investment firm. He was a member of the Board of Directors of The Boston Globe from 1998 to 2006 and is presently Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Global Post, a web-based international news service. Mr. Stone received his B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard and taught as a Harvard Lecturer in Economics.

In 1975, Mr. Stone was appointed by Governor Michael S. Dukakis to serve as the Commissioner of Insurance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was appointed Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, and in 1983 he founded The Plymouth Rock Company.

Mr. Stone is also the Chairman of the Board of Management Sciences for Health. Additionally, he chairs the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, as well as the EdVestors’ School on the Move Prize panel.

Mr. Stone is the author of a book on the securities industry as well as numerous articles and Op-Ed columns on insurance, finance, and economics. He has served as an advisor to governments in three developing countries on the regulation of the financial sector.