May 27, 2017
 
Commonwealth Institute Selects Elizabeth Hailer as New ED

January 9, 2017 — The Commonwealth Institute, a Boston-based nonprofit that works to advance businesswomen in leadership positions in Massachusetts, today announced that Elizabeth L. Hailer has been selected as its new executive director.

Hailer succeeds Aileen Gorman, who retired last month after 19 years leading The Commonwealth Institute TCI.

Pam Reeve, TCI board chair, noted, “The combination of acumen from having run her own business, engagement, and leadership development expertise developed in working with countless clients, and her devotion to advancing women in business made Elizabeth the right person to take on the leadership of The Commonwealth Institute."

Hailer has more than 30 years of experience in senior executive business development and marketing roles in a variety of industries.

Her professional and nonprofit activities include serving on the board of the Association of Corporate Growth, The Women of the Harvard Club Leadership Committee, and The Boston Club. She has presented to a variety of groups, including Baker Tilly International, M&A International Global Conference, and the Mass Society of CPA's.

“I welcome this opportunity to assume a vital role in advancing TCI as we further engage membership, expand programming, and strengthen the brand," said Hailer. "I look forward to putting my broad experience as a corporate executive, business owner, and nonprofit leader to work to enhance TCI’s commitment to support and advance women in business.”

The owner of Hailer Marketing Associates, which focuses on brand strategy and implementation for business services firms, Hailer previously worked with Kahn, Litwin, Renza and Company, Caturano and Company, and Deloitte. She has been a member of TCI since 2010.

Hailer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Skidmore College.

TCI members span CEOs, senior executives, and entrepreneurs, executive directors of nonprofits, solo professionals and high potential women in corporate environments. Last fall, TCI identified 32 nonprofits as being among the 100 top women-led organizations in Massachusetts. Read more.

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