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Undergraduate Commencement

David H. Long

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

Liberty Mutual is ranked 73rd on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2014 revenue.   As of December 31, 2015, the company had $121.7 billion in consolidated assets, $102.5 billion in consolidated liabilities, and $37.6 billion in annual consolidated revenue.

Liberty employs more than 50,000 people in approximately 800 offices throughout the world.

Mr. Long began his career at Liberty Mutual in 1985, and he has held positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s International Operations, Commercial Markets, Underwriting and Financial, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Long’s affiliations include:

  • Serves on the Board of Directors of multiple Liberty Mutual affiliate companies
  • Member of President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations
  • Board of Trustees, Hartwick College
  • Board of Trustees, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s President’s Council
  • Chairman for the annual fundraiser, Aspire - provides social services and development opportunities for children and young adults on the Autism spectrum.
  • MIT President’s CEO Advisory Board
  • Board Member of Tamarack Technologies
  • Board Member of Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC
  • Board Member of Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP)
  • Board Member of Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Governor’s for the Boston College Chief Executives’ Club of Boston
  • Board Member of Jobs for Massachusetts, Inc.

Mr. Long earned a B.A. degree in mathematics from Hartwick College in 1983, a M.S. in finance from Boston College in 1989, and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Hartwick College in 2014.  


Graduate Commencement

Micho F. Spring

Chair, Global Corporate Practice and New England Region
Weber Shandwick

Micho leads the firm's Global Corporate Practice, as well as the New England region for Weber Shandwick. Her practice focuses on enabling corporate clients to use communications to support their business strategies, enhance and protect their reputation, and respond to public policy challenges. Micho has counseled clients across industries on a wide range of reputational issues, including CEO succession, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation and regulatory matters, as well as advised them in areas like corporate social responsibility. Her current clients include Aetna, Bank of America, Nespresso, Liberty Mutual, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Micho brings extensive experience as a senior manager in both the public and private sectors to her work as a communications strategist, including six years as CEO of Boston Telecommunications Company and four years as Deputy Mayor of Boston. She also served as Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Kevin H. White after four years of service in New York City government.

As a government, civic, and business leader, Micho has helped shape public debate on numerous issues in Boston and beyond. She has managed many political and advocacy campaigns and is a frequent independent media commentator. On multiple occasions she has been named one of the “20 Most Powerful Women in Boston” by Boston Magazine. In 2014 Micho was named to the Boston Business Journal Power 50 list and, under her leadership, in 2015 Weber Shandwick ranked first on the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute.

Micho is Vice Chair of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. She holds numerous board memberships, including NBH Holdings Corp, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, the Caribbean Educational and Baseball Foundation, and the Massachusetts Women's Forum, of which she is a past President. Born in Havana, Micho is also actively involved in efforts to improve US-Cuba relations and co-chairs Friends of Caritas Cubana, a non-profit providing humanitarian services in Cuba.

Micho was inducted as a Legend into the Ad Club’s Hall of Fame and recognized as a Distinguished Bostonian by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. In 2016 she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Salem State University as a Global Influencer and Communications Strategist. In addition, Micho received the International Women’s Forum Women Who Make a Difference Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Network, the Women Who Give award by the Women’s Lunch Place, the Give Liberty a Hand honor by the Massachusetts Immigration & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), the Jorge Hernandez Corporate Leadership Award, and the Order of Isabel La Catolica Award presented by King Juan Carlos of Spain. Micho attended Georgetown and Columbia Universities and received an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.