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Bentley College President Joseph Morone elected Chairman of Board of Tufts-New England Medical Center

May 8, 2003

Joseph G. Morone, PhD, President of Bentley College, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Tufts-New England Medical Center and its Floating Hospital for Children.

"It is my privilege to serve Tufts-New England Medical Center, which has a distinguished and proud tradition of outstanding medical care, charity and community service," said Morone. "Health care in general and academic medical centers in particular are facing serious challenges that will only become more severe in the future. But Tufts-New England Medical Center is blessed with an outstanding and deeply committed physician community and professional staff, and that is why all of us on the board share a deep sense of confidence in its future."

Since 1997, Morone has been president of Bentley College. During his tenure, he has established the college as a national leader in integrating information technology and business education. Prior to that, he served as dean of The Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and held the Andersen Consulting Professorship of Management. Previously, he worked for the Keyworth Company, a consulting firm specializing in technology management and science policy; General Electric's Corporate Research and Development; and the White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy. He earned a PhD from Yale University in political science. He is a member of the boards of directors of Albany International Corporation, TransWorld Entertainment Corporation and Massachusetts High Technology Council, and serves as vice chairman of the board of Waltham Hospital.

"We are honored to have Dr. Morone serve as Chairman of our Board of Trustees," said Thomas F. O'Donnell, Jr., MD, President and CEO of Tufts-New England Medical Center. "His leadership, business acumen and commitment to community service and quality patient care will serve us well in the years ahead."

Morone has been a member of the Tufts-NEMC Board of Trustees since 1997 and served as vice chairman since 1999. He succeeds Malcolm L. Sherman, who has been chairman of the Tufts-NEMC Board of Trustees since 1997 and a member since 1992. Most recently, Sherman oversaw the transition of Tufts-NEMC from the Lifespan system to its original status as an independent, free standing, not-for-profit teaching hospital.

"We owe Mal Sherman endless thanks for his leadership and countless hours of selfless and expert service to Tufts-NEMC, the Floating Hospital for Children and the Board of Trustees," said Morone. We are grateful for his commitment and his passion for the institution."

A resident of Wellesley, Sherman is the former Chairman and CEO of EKCO Group, Inc., and is well known in Greater Boston for his management expertise and, in particular, for his skill in assisting troubled companies. He was the Chairman of K.T. Scott, Ltd, and is a director of One Price, Inc., and Gordon Brothers Jewelry. He is active in many charitable organizations, including the Museum of Science, where he has served as Chairman of the Board and Brandeis University, where he has served as vice chairman. He has also served on the boards of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Horizons for Youth.

Contact at Tufts-NEMC: Joan Fallon, phone 617-636-0205.

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