Gene has held a variety of high-stakes leadership positions in diverse industries through crisis periods and great successes. She provides board leadership and interim management consulting services and is particularly effective in periods of economic and organizational challenge. She was one of eight outside Trustees for Newton-Wellesley Hospital, which navigated the Hospital in and thru a difficult era of financial losses and declining patient enrollment and was Executive Vice President for the impressive turnaround of Sterling Bank earlier in her career. She previously served on two commercial bank boards, First Trade Union Bank during its financial restructuring and Grove Bank during its sale and acquisition. Recently, she built out an award winning innovative not for profit for its founder, FUEL Education, holding multiple roles including Executive Director. FUEL defined a new market segment in college access for underserved students, for which it has been recognized with multiple innovation awards.
Gene has received personal leadership awards including 100 Women We Admire 2012 by the Boston Ad Club. She has served on many boards including her current roles for the Planning Office Of Urban Affairs in Boston, The Clipper Ship Foundation and Newton Wellesley Hospital, where she was recently elected Trustee Emerita. Gene authored the blog series Insights From The Inside for The Lewis Institute at Babson which is all about “making it happen” for not for profits and social enterprises.