Danvers, MA — The Essex County Community Foundation has announced that Ben Langille has been elected to the Foundation’s board of trustees.
ECCF trustees are selected for their record of charitable service, strong ties to Essex County and fiscal responsibility. Langille is joining the Foundation at a critical time, as the organization advances our ambitious strategic plan and nears completion of the first phase of ECCF’s Impact Essex County. A vital data-driven community leadership project, ECCF’s Impact Essex County aims to identify critical issues in the region and help solve some of Essex County’s biggest challenges.
“Having a committed and engaged Board is crucial to the success of the Foundation, especially during this important time,” said Jon Payson, ECCF’s board chair. “We know from experience that Ben fits that bill.”
Langille is not new to ECCF. He and his wife, Michelle, who live in Ipswich with their two young children, have been involved with the Foundation’s NextGen Philanthropy Initiative since its inception. NextGen seeks to educate, engage and connect Essex County’s next generation of philanthropic leaders: Millennials and Gen X’ers who are passionate about community, impact and giving back.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to an organization that works to make a difference locally, and on so many different levels,” said Langille about ECCF. “As a parent trying to engage our children in philanthropy, I value ECCF’s dedication to donor education and support.”
Langille, who is vice president and senior counsel at Affiliated Managers Group, a publicly traded global asset management company, is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Harborlight Montessori School in Beverly, a school created through the 2012 merger of Harborlight Montessori and Stoneridge Children’s Montessori schools.
“I served on that board during a very challenging time, so much of my experience there – helping to manage transition while also working collaboratively – I hope will be worthwhile to ECCF,” said Langille, who also served as the Harborlight treasurer and Finance Committee chair.
“We are thrilled to add Ben to our already robust and dedicated Board of Trustees,” said Dave Edwards, president and CEO of ECCF. “Not only does he have the professional and philanthropic experience the Foundation needs to help advance our mission, but thinking through that NextGen lens, we expect he’ll also provide us with some fresh insight on the future of philanthropy in Essex County.”
Prior to joining Affiliated Managers Group in 2008, Langille was a mergers and acquisitions attorney with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York. He received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.A. from Colby College.