September 1, 2014

2014 40 Under Forty: Paul Foley

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, MedStar Ambulance, Worcester

Birthplace: Boston

Residence: Worcester

High school: St. Peter-Marian High School, Worcester

Colleges and degrees earned: Bachelor's, Boston University; J.D., Georgetown University

Career highlights: Being named a partner at the law firm of Mountain, Dearborn, and Whiting after five years of practice, and being recruited by MedStar Ambulance.

Community involvement: Worcester Rugby (1993-present: player, vice-president, treasurer, board member); Worcester Hibernian Cultural Foundation (2004-present: Executive Committee; co-chair, Worcester Irish Music Festival; race director, Canal Diggers 5K); Worcester County Bar Association (2004-2013: co-chair, Young Lawyers; Executive Committee member); Emerald Club (2011-present: president-elect and board member); American Heart Association (2013-present; board member); Worcester Baseball Advisory Committee (2013-present).

Ultimate career goal: To leave this world in better shape than when I entered.

Non-relative you admire most: Fran Russell (former law partner)

Favorite book: "A Confederacy of Dunces," by John Kennedy Toole

Hidden talents: I don't have hidden talents; I use everything I have. Whether it would be best for me to keep some of them hidden is undecided.

"If I were to win $1 million in the lottery, I would … blow it building a rugby pitch and clubhouse in downtown Worcester. Being prudent, I'd save some for funeral expenses once my family found out."


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