Our forward-looking leadership team is made up of dedicated, focused and experienced executives. Working with each other, our board and with our member-businesses statewide, we support public policy and provide services that allow employers to create jobs and economic opportunity.
President & CEO
Joined AIM in December of 2000.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) May 2019 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.
John is a member of the Workers Compensation Advisory Committee and the Rating and Inspection Bureau.
”If not at AIM, I would be a teacher, or a sailor, or both.”
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. Cindy joined AIM in 2011 bringing with her a diverse finance, accounting and operations career spanning over thirty years.
“If I was not at AIM I would be raising west highland white terriers.”
EVP Membership, Sales & Engagement
Bob believes in the power of business to help fuel a better tomorrow, and create a more prosperous Massachusetts for all. He is responsible for the strength of AIM’s membership, ensuring members receive a measurable value from their investment. In his current role, Bob is focused on member engagement, satisfaction, revenue growth and new initiatives that continue AIM’s mission of helping businesses be the best they can be. His experience is in sales, account management and customer service.
“ If I wasn’t working at AIM, you would likely find me with my family hiking or biking the carriage roads of Acadia National Park.”
Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications
Chris has spent 25 years keeping Massachusetts employers informed about issues, developments and management practices that affect their business. A former reporter and editor at The Republican newspaper in Springfield, 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.
Chris serves as Clerk of the Corporation for AIM.
Executive Vice President of Government Affairs
In this role, Thomson engages in public policy work on behalf of the 3,500 AIM members before policy makers on Beacon Hill and Capitol Hill, on issues including the cost of health care and energy; employment law; budget, taxes, finance; and workforce development.
Thomson is no stranger to AIM. Prior to coming aboard as EVP for Government Affairs, she served as a member of the AIM Board of Directors and Executive Committee and chaired the board’s Government Affairs Committee.
Prior to joining AIM in 2019, Thomson served as the Vice President of Government Affairs at AT&T for nearly 7 years. Her responsibilities for the telecommunications company included legislative and regulatory affairs in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Prior to AIM, Brooke worked in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office where she served as Chief of the Business, Technology and Economic Development Division Prior to that, she worked in the Massachusetts Legislature for 4 years, as Legal Counsel to the Massachusetts Legislature’s Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
Her political experience includes managing the successful campaign of Martha Coakley for attorney general in 2010.
If Thomson wasn’t working at AIM, she would be a triathlete.
Executive Vice President | AIM HR Solutions
Gary MacDonald has held HR practitioner and leadership roles in technology, manufacturing and retail, including multi-national management responsibility at large corporations such as Thomson Financial and General Electric. He joined AIM in 2002, and since 2012 has led AIM HR Solutions, an AIM subsidiary of approximately 30 professionals providing HR services and training for hundreds of Massachusetts employers.
He serves on the employer advisory board of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and chairs the board of MassHire Springfield.
SVP External Affairs & Exec Director, AIM International Business Council
Kristen identifies opportunities for AIM to strengthen its brand and presence in the business community. She directs AIM’s international business efforts, helping companies to navigate global trade challenges and expand their businesses globally. She’s traveled to Central and South America, Western Europe, the Middle East and Canada on trade missions with the Massachusetts governor. Kristen joined AIM in 2005.
Kristen is a member of the US Chamber of Commerce’s International Policy Committee and the US Department of Commerce’s District Export Council.
Chief of Staff
Reid joined AIM in 2019 and manages the Office of the President and CEO. He is responsible for coordinating Board of Directors and Executive Committee and Governing Committee Meetings. He works closely with the President and CEO and senior management on decision making and project implementation. Reid also organizes the public policy activities of the Office of the President and CEO, working in concert with the Government Affairs department to achieve shared advocacy goals. Prior to working at AIM, Reid taught English in rural Japan.
“If I wasn’t working at AIM, I would be traveling through Asia and South America. “
Tim joined AIM in 2019 and is responsible for identifying new prospective members and helping them determine if joining the AIM community is a good fit for their organization. He is an experienced salesman with a background in Technology, Staffing and Recruiting. He also has extensive experience in process creation and implementation.
If he were not at AIM he would be running a consulting practice to help entrepreneurs and young companies prepare for growth and scaling.
Vice President, Membership Relations
Melissa is responsible for engaging large member employers across the state to make sure their voices are heard in a dynamic business climate. Prior to joining AIM in 2019, she spent time fundraising for political campaigns in Southern California and managing corporate membership for associations in Washington, D.C. – most recently at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
If she wasn’t at AIM, she would be a Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Guru.
Gaetan is responsible for engaging with AIM members in Eastern Massachusetts in order to learn about their business priorities and challenges. This knowledge is then utilized to identify and deliver the appropriate AIM services to advance those members’ interests in the Commonwealth. Prior to joining AIM in 2020, he worked for Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation where he established partnerships and implemented programming that sought to increase economic mobility and workforce development at the community level.
If he wasn’t at AIM, he would be traveling throughout Sub-Saharan Africa but sure to be back by kickoff of the Patriots’ season opener.
Andrew is tasked with engaging AIM members in the Central/Western part of the state. He will be listening and learning what matters to them, delivering AIM’s mission to support them in becoming a more competitive employer. He has held leadership roles in many sectors from government, non-profit, board leadership, and the private sector. This wide range of experiences will help him better understand our member’s business.
If he wasn’t as AIM, he would probably be sipping coffee in a different country with his family.
Member Service Coordinator
Gloria joined AIM in 2010. She assists AIM members with website login, paying dues and helps AIM members engage and get the most from their AIM benefits & services. Gloria supports the Mission Team keeping the CRM updated as well as generating a variety of membership reports.
Prior to joining AIM, Gloria worked in Interior design as well as working for a family based distribution company.
“If I didn’t work for AIM I would probably be semi-retired living in Carolina Beach, NC going on mission trips.”
Director of Communities and Events
Wendy joined AIM in 2018 as the Director of Communities and Events She looks for opportunities to build AIM communities, with a focus on Human Resource Roundtables, Sustainable Roundtables, Manufacturing Committee and CEO Roundtables. Prior to joining AIM, Wendy executed workshop training for Mental Health Professionals and worked in the Construction Management industry. Her wide breadth of event experience ranges from workshops, fundraisers, customized events, and figure skating competitions.
Wendy sits on the University of Pennsylvania alumni board of Boston. She also serves as a board member of the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Massachusetts Chapter
“If I wasn’t working at AIM, I would still be creating and planning events.”
Melissa joined AIM in 2018. She oversees the AIM events including the Regional Celebrations, Executive Forums, Global Trade Awards and the Annual Meeting. She is also collaborating to build the AIM Young Professional Network. Melissa previously worked in the nonprofit sector where she executed annual conferences within cities all over the country.
If Melissa wasn’t working at AIM, she would be a fortune cookie writer.
Accounting Manager and Employee Benefits Specialist
Patty joined AIM in 1991. As a key member of the finance team, Patty ensures that all payroll, accounts payable and general ledger functions are completed in an accurate and timely manner. Patty produces key financial reports for the CFO as well as members of the Executive Team. Patty also handles orientation of all new employees and administers AIM’s employee benefit programs. Patty actively leads or assists in planning AIM employee events.
Patty is a member of SHRM.
“If I wasn’t working at AIM, I would be working for an animal rescue organization “
Accounts Receivable Manager
Scott as Accounts Receivable Manager is responsible for collections, processing all cash receipts and keeping accounts current at AIM and can assist you with related matters.
He has worked for the Employers Associations for a number of years and has a background in cash management and customer service.
Scott is actively involved in AIM’s annual Goodwill Clothing Drive.
“If I was not working for AIM I would be playing for the Red Sox. If you saw me play growing up then you would know why I am working at AIM.”
Jayne joined AIM in 2007 and in her role at AIM provides technical IT assistance to AIM staff. She works on technology initiatives including the CRM, Click Dimensions, IT equipment, CRM training and documentation and works with staff and vendors to resolve technical problems.
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
Brad has over two decades of state and federal public policy experience in addition to managing non-profit and small business operations.
AIM is a catalyst for change and influencing markets and Brad engages the best business leaders, policymakers and others involved to make Massachusetts the best location for businesses to provide an opportunity for residents.
Brad works with public policy leaders in the legislature, administration and constitutional officers regarding issues that impact Massachusetts businesses especially regarding employment law, taxation, state budgets, economic development, regulatory reform, and issues impacting emerging technology.
Over the past decade at AIM, Brad was a lead policy negotiator regarding various issues such as the states data security law, non-competes, pay equity law and regularly works with business leaders, legal departments and HR leaders to engage in the legislative and regulatory process regarding new laws including the new Paid Family and Medical Leave law.
Senior Vice President and Counsel Government Affairs
In this capacity as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Counsel, Bob is responsible for all energy, environmental, transportation, chemical or product legislation, regulation and ballot questions.
Bob’s work includes regulatory, legislative and administrative efforts. He has appeared on behalf of AIM in front of the Department of Public Utilities, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Public Safety, and many other agencies. He represents AIM as a member of several ongoing advisory groups within the Department of Environmental Protection, the New England Power Pool and other agencies, including various regulatory reform committees.
Associate Vice President of Government Affairs
Vasundhra joined the AIM team in February 2020 after working in a variety of roles in both the Massachusetts House and Senate, beginning as a constituent services director in Pittsfield and ending most recently as a Legislative Director in the House. Originally from San Francisco, California, Vasundhra and her family relocated to the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts in the early 2000’s, where they still own and operate a small business. She’s been a Boston resident for almost ten years since first starting her undergraduate career at Boston University, which is where she first found her passion for good government and effective advocacy. Vasundhra’s main issue areas at AIM will be health care legislation, workforce development, and education policy.
If I weren’t working at AIM – honestly speaking, I’d love to be a television/comedy writer!
Administrative Assistant Mission Team
Alexis joined AIM in 2019 as an administrative assistant for the Mission Team supporting Membership, Sales & Marketing, Community & Events, Public Affairs, External Affairs & International Business Council, and Government Affairs. He has experience in Executive Support, Office Management, Event Coordination, Marketing Consultation including Social Media, Market Research, Graphic Design, Email Distribution, Brand Awareness, Marketing Strategies and Data Analysis. Alexis is a team player who works well in collaborative environments & a self-motivator whose goal is to become a leader in the business sector.
“ If I wasn’t working with AIM, I would be a marketing consultant.”
Senior Director of IT Operations
Tobias recently joined AIM as the Senior Director of IT Operations. He is responsible for AIM’s technology environment, supporting business initiatives by implementing and integrating business applications and IT infrastructures. Prior to joining AIM he held leadership positions in companies of various sizes, from a start-up to multinational corporations in the financial, retail, and software industry. Tobias started his career in Germany and transitioned to Boston in 2007.
If he wasn’t at AIM, he would probably be travelling and enjoying good local food.
SVP Programs, Events and Communities
Beth joined AIM in 2014 and is responsible for managing the strategy and infrastructure needed to increase and enhance member engagement through various AIM communities, including industry segment and subject matter groups, committees and councils.
If Beth wasn’t working for AIM, you would most likely find her swimming laps in a pool, playing tennis, volunteering as a Certified SCORE Mentor and traveling with her family.