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Updated: May 25, 2020 The Power 50 Class of 2020

2020 Power 50: John C. “Jack” Roche

John C. “Jack” Roche, president & CEO of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
John C. "Jack" Roche
  • Title: President & CEO
  • Company: The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
  • Location: Worcester 
  • Residence: Hopkinton
  • College: University of Connecticut

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Roche has led Worcester’s only publicly traded company since November 2017, already nearly doubling the tenure of his predecessor Joseph Zubretsky, and reasserting Hanover’s role in the Central Massachusetts community like it was during the 13-year tenure of CEO Fred Eppinger.

As the head of a 4,500-employee company with a $3.4-billion market cap and locations in 28 states, Roche’s influence is global, but he remains an on-the-ground player in the local community, such as by serving as board member emeritus of the United Way of Central Massachusetts and pushing his company’s impact on organizations like the Hanover Theatre and the CitySquare project, which was the catalyst for redevelopment efforts in downtown Worcester. Roche takes a hands-on approach with the $3-million Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, which prioritizes giving to education and youth services.

What makes Central Mass. unique? The way city, community and business leaders in our region come together for the benefit of our broader community is truly unique and has proven very successful. The collective efforts of these and other groups have strengthened and enhanced our community, including the revitalization of our downtown region and the effort to lure the Worcester Red Sox to our city.

But he still sings along at concerts: I am an avid country music fan but can’t sing to save my life.

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