Introducing the Newest Members of Pioneer Institute’s Board of Directors

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Read the full biographies for all of the new members of Pioneer Institute’s Board of Directors below.

Steven P. Akin

Steve Akin retired in December 2008 as president of Fidelity Personal Investments (FPI), the retail division of Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans and a leading online brokerage firm.

Mr. Akin joined Fidelity in 1992 as president of Fidelity Retail Investor Services (FRIS), where he oversaw the representative and automated telephone services for the retail business. From 1995 through 1996, he served as president of Fidelity Retail Customer Development, which had responsibility for the retail distribution channels such as telephone operations, automated services and investor centers.

In 1997, Mr. Akin was named president of Fidelity Investments Systems Company. In this position, Mr. Akin served as the chief information officer responsible for computer operations, global communications networks, and enterprise-wide applications support and development. He also served as chair of the Global Technology Board to provide enterprise-wide coordination of the Fidelity technology community. Mr. Akin was named president of Fidelity Capital, the emerging business development arm of Fidelity Investments in 1999. He served as president and CEO of COLT, the publicly traded London-based Pan-European telecommunications company, from 2002 until returning to the U.S. in 2004.

He served as executive vice president of Corporate Services overseeing the Legal, Corporate Affairs, Government and Public Affairs, Corporate Business Development and Regional Administration functions of the company until 2005. Prior to assuming his Retail role in July 2006, Mr. Akin was executive vice president for Fidelity Brokerage Company and head of FPI Distribution, responsible for directing the sales and customer service activities of FPI, including Fidelity’s national Investor Center network, retail call centers, and online activities.

Prior to joining Fidelity, Mr. Akin was president of Sprint Long Distance Consumer Services Group. He also served as senior vice president of National Customer Operations for Sprint. In 1987, Mr. Akin was chief operations officer at United Telephone Company Midwest Group in Overland Park, Kansas. Previously, he served as chief operations officer for United Telephone of Indiana.

Born in 1945, Mr. Akin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1969. He is a graduate of the Managing the Enterprise Program at Columbia University Business School. He also took courses at Harvard, Wharton, Babson, East Texas State, and Wright State.

Additionally, Mr. Akin has served as the president of the Mansfield Symphony and president of the Kansas City Lyric Opera. He recently completed his full term of eight years as the chair of the Kents Hill School board in Augusta, Maine and is a former chair for ten years of the Boston Lyric Opera. He is on the Board of Directors and on the audit committee of Fidelity Investments Trust Company and on Board of Trustees and on the investment committee of The Harold Alfond Foundation, the largest private foundation in Maine. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Alfond Scholarship Foundation, which provides $500 to every newborn baby in Maine in a 529 Plan. The projection is that by the end of 2018, 80,000 babies will be signed up with $92 million invested for them.   He is also on the board of the Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, Florida, a professional actors’ equity theatre.

He has been happily married to his wife Jane since 1973. He has two wonderful daughters, Sus, who is married to Dan Torres, and Kyla, who is married to Dr. Rich De Asla, an orthopedic surgeon at NCH in Naples and three grandchildren.

Brian Broderick

Brian C. Broderick has been a partner at Hemenway & Barnes LLC since 1996, where he serves individuals and their families as legal counsellor and private fiduciary. He serves on the firm’s Management Committee, oversees its Trust Department, and is a Managing Director of the firm’s wholly owned affiliate, Hemenway Trust Company, LLC, a New Hampshire non-depository trust company.

He and his wife Cathy live in Sherborn, where he pretends to be a farmer and lumberjack.  Their six children tolerate these innocent conceits and are a great help around the place when they come by.

Charitable and civic interests and activities are a fundamental part of his life.  He serves on the Board of Trustees of Wellesley College and is presently the Chair of the Board’s Compensation Committee.

He is a Director and the Clerk of the North Bennett Street School.  He is a Proprietor of the Boston Athenaeum.

In the past he has served on annual funds at various schools (Xaverian Brothers, Newton County Day School of the Sacred Heart, Cathedral High School), and was  the chairman of the Holliston Zoning Board and its Zoning By-Law Study Committee.  While a student at Boston College he worked as an aide in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

He was educated at Boston College (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and at the Cornel Law School (JD).

Gary Campbell

Gary Campbell is Chief Executive Officer of Gilbert Campbell Real Estate, a company that owns and manages 2,000 units of rental housing in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is responsible for management operations, which include marketing, finance, and maintenance. He is also involved in developing and acquiring new rental communities for the company. He is a builder-member of the National Association of Home Builders, current President of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts, past President of the Apartment Association of New Hampshire, as well as a member of ULI Boston, IREM, and the Northeast Realtors.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a CPM designation through IREM, and has a Real Estate Broker’s License as well as a General Contractor’s License. He was recently named 2nd Vice-Chair of the Multifamily Council Board of Trustees of NAHB and serves on the Responsible Property Investment Council of the ULI (national body).

He is currently serving as Chair of the Board of Circle Health and Lowell General Hospital, Chair of the Governance Committee of Wellforce Health Care, as well as Co-chair of the Lowell Plan, and was past Chair of the Board of Pike School in Andover.

He previously spent 16 years working in television news, with NBC News in New York and London, and as Chief of the CNN Paris Bureau. He also had his own television production company based in London.

He is married with three grown children.

Pamela Layton

Pamela Layton is the President and Executive Chairman of Bioarray Genetics (, a molecular diagnostics company focused on changing the way patients with cancer are evaluated and treated. The company’s first predictive test, BA100, eliminates the “one size fits all” approach to chemotherapy for breast cancer patients, identifying those that will and will not achieve complete response to the standard of care treatment.

Prior to joining Bioarray, Mrs. Layton was the founder and CEO of Parcell Laboratories and was responsible for taking one of the first pure stem cell products from bench to bedside for use in spinal fusion surgeries. She holds multiple U.S. and European patents for the ELA cell and its therapeutic applications. Prior to founding Parcell Laboratories, she was the founding partner and President of the TriGuard Group LLC, a security information platform company based in Boston. The Company partnered with a subsidiary of ADT to bring a new alarm notification platform to the market. Mrs. Layton holds the patent for the TriGuard Information Management Network. Prior to founding TriGuard Group, she spent seven years providing creative financing structures to domestic and international companies in her capacity at Bankers Trust, Chemical Bank and The Boston Company Real Estate Counsel.

Mrs. Layton is a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist as designated by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). In addition to her dedicated work at Bioarray, she mentors companies through the MIT Mentor Smart program and the TIP Technology Program/University of Connecticut, she is a member of SBANE, a judge for the SBANE Innovation Awards, a member of Launchpad and Sky Ventures, Treasurer of the Board of Motherbrook Community Arts Center, and a is member of Womenade Boston.

M. Holt Massey

Raised in Richmond, Virginia, he earned a BA in Physics and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.  In Boston, he designed software for NASA’s Space Shuttle.  Later as a real estate developer, he specialized in historic rehabilitation. One project he did is a Beaux-arts office building on the National Register of Historic Places; this is where the Mass GOP currently rents offices. Other projects include medical research labs, senior housing, and cell towers. His civic interests embrace architecture, art, and politics. Married to Sandra Ourusoff Massey, he shares her home in New York, but they live primarily on Beacon Hill in Boston. Summers are spent on an antique wooden boat in Newport. He has three children. David is a naval architect in Annapolis, Maryland. George is head of investor relations for an energy firm in Peking.  Josephine recently graduated from Yale and works in the travel industry.

Professional & Community Affiliations:

Urban Land Institute; Building Owners & Managers Assoc.; Downtown North Association (Director); Center for Blood Research at Harvard Medical School (former Director); Center for Business and Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (former Director); Institute for Classical Art & Architecture; Rural Land Foundation (Lincoln, MA);  Boston University Academy (Trustee); American Friends of the National Trust for Scotland (Trustee); Pioneer Institute (Boston); American Enterprise Institute (DC); Trinity Church (Boston); Somerset Club (Boston); Lansdowne Club (London); New York Yacht Club; Boston Athenaeum; Redwood Library (Newport); Peabody Essex Museum; The Pilgrims of the United States; Beacon Hill Civic Association; Friends of the Public Garden; U. S. Naval War College Foundation (Newport); Mission Hill Main Streets (Roxbury); The Order of St. John; Historic Richmond Foundation, VA (former Trustee); Urban League of Richmond, VA (former Treasurer).

Mark Rickabaugh

Mark Rickabaugh, CFA, is currently the principal of Rickabaugh Management LLC, in Boca Grande, FL, a family office, and investment advisor, to various investors and non-profit institutions. His efforts are based on more than 45 years investment management experience as a portfolio manager and chief investment officer and a general love of the analysis of financial markets and individual securities.

His previous experience includes serving as Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio at Anchor Capital Advisors, LLP, where he developed value investment strategies designed to outperform markets over individual cycles and the long term.

Mr. Rickabaugh was the Executive Vice President and portfolio manager at Fort Hill Investors in Boston. At Smith Barney, Harris, Upham, in NY, he was the Vice President and Portfolio Manager, a member of the firm’s investment Policy Committee, and he managed the Smith Barney Equity Fund. At IBM Corporation in Philadelphia, he was a Systems Analyst and marketing representative to financial and consulting industries. With the US Navy, USS Robert K Huntington (DD-781) he was a Deck Officer and Damage Control Assistant.

He earned his MBA at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University. He was one of the founders of the Purdue Society for Individual Insight, the third college society in the US more dedicated to conservative principles. The Society’s first speakers were Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand. Mark’s lifelong passions are investing and politics, realized through sponsoring sound execution of public policies.

Mark is an avid sailboat racer in Peconic Bay and a bad golfer everywhere. He always enjoys the surroundings and people involved. He loves shooting adventures, particularly in the UK. He partakes in all other types of exercise including: biking, swimming and walking. He has been traveling more since official retirement (2.5 years ago) with many locations still on the list that will allow his family a greater knowledge and experience of the world. Reading fiction and non-fiction are hugely important to Mark; he always has several books going at once. He is married to Lynne Lundgren Rickabaugh, and they have two sons, Mark and Samuel (Ben) Rickabaugh.

View Pioneer Institute’s full Board of Directors here.