GMGI Board of Directors

Introducing GMGI’s Two New Board Members: John Connolly and George Putnam III

GMGI is very pleased to announce two wonderful additions to our Board of Directors, both of whom reside in Manchester-by-the-Sea.

John Connolly is a Senior Advisor at Bain Capital Ventures with a focus on partnering with CEOs and management teams to address strategic and operational issues associated with growth. John has been a successful CEO of five different companies, two of which he founded: Mainspring, Inc. and Course Technology. He has been a Chairman, Non-Executive Chairman, or Director on more than 20 boards.

John shared his thoughts on GMGI:

“GMGI represents the very best one can get involved in as a board member. Its mission is highly focused and clear on its value to the Cape Ann Community. Its goals are ones that resonate with me both on a personal and professional level. And it is an organization whose impact on personal lives and the science community at large are taking place NOW. I am both fortunate and delighted to be associated with such a wonderful organization and the people who are part of such a great group.”

George Putnam III is President of New Generation Advisors, LLC, an investment manager, and Chairman of New Generation Research, Inc., which publishes information about bankruptcies and troubled companies. In addition, George is a trustee of the Putnam Group of mutual funds. He is also a director of the Boston Family Office, a multi-family investment office. He is a currently a trustee of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA and Class Achieving Change Together (Class Act), Inc.

George expressed the reason for his interest in GMGI:

“All three aspects of GMGI’s mission resonate strongly with me. I have been interested in marine biology since my undergraduate days, and I believe that expanding our knowledge of life in the oceans is more important than ever today, particularly in relation to fisheries. The academy is an exciting concept that will provide career opportunities to local youth who might otherwise be left behind. Finally, as a long-time Cape Ann resident, I want to see Gloucester rebound and thrive. I believe the city has the potential to develop a vibrant science community, but it needs a catalyst, which GMGI will help provide.”

Click here to view the September 2018 Newsletter >>

John Connolly

George Putnam III

Our mission is to conduct world-class marine biotechnology research which expands the regional economy.

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