• Hillcrests' Jerry Burke Joins Massachusetts Business Roundtable 03/29/2012
Hillcrest President and CEO, Gerard Burke has been asked to join the Massachusetts Business Roundtable (MBR) by the Board of Directors. MBR is a statewide public affairs organization of chief executive officers and area executives of the state's leading companies representing a full range of Massachusetts industry and business enterprises.
Roundtable Executive Director J.D. Chesloff said, "The Massachusetts Business Roundtable is thrilled to add Jerry, a proven business leader from Berkshire County, to our group of 68 top executives, who are working to strengthen the state's economic vitality. His leadership through the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, his commitment to improving public education and his passion for providing services to some of our most vulnerable citizens all make him a welcome addition to the Roundtable, which is working to develop sound public policies that make Massachusetts a better place to live, work and raise a family."
A CEO's participation in the Roundtable means that he or she is concerned with quality of life issues in Massachusetts and is willing to work directly with peer business leaders to study and address key public policy issues such as health care, economic development and education.
Their mission is to inform the Commonwealth's elected and appointed leaders by applying the knowledge, experience, insight and unique managerial perspective of its membership toward the resolution of complex public policy issues. Through research, evaluation and communication, the Roundtable strives to influence the state's public policy agenda, and develop and articulate long-term views, programs and policies that promote the economic and social vitality of Massachusetts.
Burke said, "I am honored to be included in this prestigious group of leaders in Massachusetts. I look forward to developing relationships with business peers and to collaborate on work that is important to the commonwealth, in particular, Berkshire County."
As a statewide business group, MBR now has four business leaders from Berkshire County - including Jeffrey Cook, Michael Daly and Perri Petricca.