Boardroom Gap: Women vastly underrepresented in Central Mass. corporate leadership

Grant Welker |

A three-month WBJ investigation into 75 prominent Central Massachusetts business organizations found women comprise a disproportionately low percentage of senior executives and board seats.


Boardroom Gap: Central Mass. male executives make $1.3M vs. $573K for women

Grant Welker |

The highest-paying jobs among Central Massachusetts' most prominent organizations are overwhelming held by men, while the sectors with the greater gender mix are typically lower paying.

Patrick Muldoon, retired president, UMass Memorial Medical Center

UMass Memorial bids farewell to Patrick Muldoon

Emily Micucci |

Muldoon worked his last day on Jan. 31, after reversing the Worcester hospital's fortunes in the last four years.

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Alexander Douglas previously was an executive for Coke, which lost $2.4 billion in net operating revenues in 2016.

Staples picks new CEO with experience handling losses

Coca-Cola executive Alexander Douglas will replace Shira Goodman as CEO of Framingham office retailer Staples, who departed the company last month, less than a year after the company went private following its $7-billion acquisition by New York-based Sycamore Partners.

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Andrew Langlois, founder and president of BizHelm of Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury firm wants to be the pay-as-you-go COO

Andrew Langlois' side hustle became his passion, as he discovered a niche of helping small firms use new technology like iPad point-of-sale systems and digital opportunities it afforded.

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Movers & Shakers

Bowditch & Dewey and Solect Energy were just a few Central Mass. companies announcing new hires in January.

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Largest meeting facilities

Ranked by maximum banquet accommodation

RankVenueMax. banquet accommodationNo. of meeting rooms
1Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Princeton3,000 (outdoor tented events)8
2DCU Center, Worcester2,52011
3Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, Marlborough1,50023

Source: Each facility via survey and their websites

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