Giving Back through Governance
Meet New Board Chair J. Paul Condrin III ’83
Trustee J. Paul Condrin III ’83, P ’19, ’22 succeeded Robert P. Badavas ’74 as chair of the Board of Trustees on July 1, 2019. Members elected Condrin in February, after Badavas announced his retirement after 14 years as a trustee. Condrin (at left in the photo above, with President Alison Davis-Blake and outgoing Chair Badavas) brings six years of service to the Bentley board and decades of leadership at a Fortune 100 insurance company to this new role.
Upon earning his BS in Accountancy, Condrin joined the Boston office of KPMG and, over six years, advanced from auditor to senior manager. He went on to build a multifaceted career at Liberty Mutual Insurance, holding executive posts that ranged from CFO to president of several strategic business units. At his retirement in 2018, Condrin was president of commercial insurance.
The alumnus draws on his corporate experience in guiding nonprofits. Building off his long career in finance and operations, Condrin has chaired the Bentley board’s Audit Committee, as well as served on the Executive Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Compensation and Benefits Committee, and IT/Cybersecurity subcommittee. Away from Bentley, Condrin is board chair of Wide Horizons For Children, whose programs aid vulnerable and orphaned children worldwide.
In addition to business acumen and experience as an alumnus and trustee, Condrin has two more strong ties to the university that position him to lead the board: His older daughter, Amanda, just crossed the stage at commencement in May and his younger daughter, Alexandra, will be a sophomore this fall.
“I’ve known for a long time that Bentley is a special place, but having Amanda and Alexandra become part of the Falcon family makes it even more so,” says Condrin. “Bentley offers a transformative business education that has benefited me, my family and 65,000 proud alumni around the world. I look forward to supporting the university’s growth and helping to lead the institution into an even stronger second century.”