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John F. Fish Member The Real Estate Roundtable Chairman & CEO SUFFOLK

John Fish is the Chairman and CEO of Suffolk. Under his vision and leadership, Suffolk has grown into one of the leading privately held general building contractors in the country. With approximately $4 billion in annual revenue, Suffolk is currently ranked #26 on the Engineering News-Record national list of “Top 400 Contractors.”
 
Mr. Fish is a fixture on numerous Boards focused on improving the economy and raising the competitiveness of the Northeast region, particularly the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston and New York. He is the founding member and former Chair of the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP), former Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and former Chair and current Executive Committee member for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Fish is a member of the National Business Roundtable and Construction Industry Roundtable, and he is a director of the Real Estate Roundtable. In New York City, Mr. Fish is a member of the Partnership for New York City and the New York Building Congress, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Board of New York.
 
Mr. Fish is committed to philanthropic endeavors focused on creating opportunities for young people. He is the current Vice-Chair and former Chairman of the Board at Boston College, the first non-alumnus to ever fulfill that role, currently chairs the Boston College Board of Regents, and sits on the Board of Trustees for Bowdoin College. He is also the founder and Chairman of Scholar Athletes, a program that leverages the proven link between school athletics participation and strong academic performance to improve the academic performance of inner-city high school students in the Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts Public Schools. Mr. Fish is chairman of the Board for Brigham and Women’s Hospital and serves on the Executive Committee at Partners HealthCare. 
 
Mr. Fish is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.  He received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering Technology Degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He is also the recipient of an honorary degree from Regis College and Curry College.