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John Regan President & Chief Executive Officer
John R. Regan became President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) in May after leading the organization’s government affairs operation for 18 years. Mr. Regan leads a statewide association of 3,500 employers that provides advocacy, community and resources as a strategy to create success, well-being, growth, equity and prosperity. Before joining AIM, John served as Executive Vice President for Operations at MassDevelopment, the state’s economic development agency, where he interacted with many AIM members on specific projects.
Christopher P. Geehern Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications

Chris has spent almost two decades keeping Massachusetts employers informed about issues, developments and management practices that affect their business. Chris brings a background in daily journalism to the job of providing useful intelligence to AIM members through the AIM Business Insider blog, the Business Weekly and HR Edge e-newsletters, and social media.

Cindy Lyman Executive Vice President, Administration & Finance

Cindy is responsible for directing, managing, reporting and achieving AIM’s financial goals and business strategies. She views herself a guardian of AIM’s future, responsible to AIM members to secure and strengthen AIM’s financial position, meeting needs of today and anticipating requirements of tomorrow. Lyman joined AIM in 2011 bringing with her a diverse finance, accounting and operations career spanning over thirty years.

Gary MacDonald Executive Vice President

Gary MacDonald has worked with hundreds of Massachusetts employers on leadership development, organizational effectiveness and HR management. Gary brings to AIM three decades of business experience with global companies such as Thomson Financial and General Electric, and his expertise ranges from facilitating strategic planning with top management to through teaching foundational management skills to brand new supervisors.

Robert Paine Executive Vice President, Membership, Sales & Marketing

Bob is responsible for growing the membership of AIM and ensuring that members receive measurable value from their investment. A graduate of Northeastern University, Bob brings extensive experience in sales, account management and customer service.

Kristen Rupert SVP External Affairs & Exec. Director, AIM International Business Council

Kristen identifies opportunities for AIM to strengthen its brand in the business community, with a current focus on women in business.  Kristen also helps AIM member companies expand their global business activities.  She’s a member of the International Policy Committee of the US Chamber of Commerce and has participated in trade missions led by the Massachusetts governor to Central and South America, Western Europe, the Middle East and Canada.  She’s a graduate of Cornell University.

Celia M. Grant VP, Marketing & Creative

Celia joined AIM in 2007 with 17 plus years of multi-industry project management, marketing and graphic design experience to help develop the company's first-ever marketing department. She currently creates and implements traditional and digital marketing strategies for organization-wide initiatives, events, communications, publications, and business development. Celia is an avid gardener, artist, and community advocate.

Management Team
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