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Updated: May 2, 2022 / The Power 50 for 2022

2022 Power 50: Michael Angelini

Michael Angelini, chairman of Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, in Worcester
Michael Angelini Title Chairman Company Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, in Worcester  Residence Worcester Colleges Wesleyan University, Duke University School of Law Read all the 2020 Power 50 profiles here
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Few professionals in Central Massachusetts have their hands on as many levers of power as Michael Angelini, giving him a unique ability to make deals happen, arrange connections between powerful people, and mentor up-and-coming leaders in the community.

Angelini has spent more than 50 years of his law career leading the largest law firm in Central Massachusetts – Bowditch & Dewey, with its 63 local attorneys – and serving on influential boards. That board work has included The Hanover Insurance Group, where he had a hand in picking three CEOs of the $5-billion Worcester public company, and at Massport, where he helped arrange for the state authority to buy and improve the Worcester Regional Airport. Today, Angelini serves on the Worcester Redevelopment Authority, which played a vital role in the construction of the $160-million Polar Park baseball stadium, as well as work on Union Station and other city revitalization efforts. He is also on the board of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, which disperses money across the region’s nonprofits.

In the 1980s, Angelini co-founded the First Wednesday Club, a largely informal gathering of the region’s civic and business leaders, seeking to work cooperatively on various initiatives. In the last year, that included raising $1 million toward efforts to help resettle Afghan refugees in Worcester.

What sets the Central Mass. business community apart from the rest of the world? Top-to-bottom engagement. Our business leaders use their feet and their brains, as well as their wallets, to make this a better place. We’re all in this together.

What is secret personal trivia or a fun fact about you that most people don't know? I have no secrets or fun facts, but hope for both.

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