Linda Whitlock, a leadership advisor and professional director, has won widespread respect for a strong record of effective management, corporate and non-profit board leadership and public service. She is on the board of Cambridge Trust Company, served as the board’s first lead director, chaired the recent search for the company’s CEO and chairs the Corporate Governance Committee. She is on the board of the Red Sox Foundation, the largest foundation in professional sports, and serves on the President’s Advisory Committee at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she was a trustee and board leader for nine years.
The founder and principal of The Whitlock Group, which provides strategy consulting to boards of directors and CEOs, Linda is the immediate past Nicholas President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. She has been an active participant on more than 20 corporate and non-profit boards, including the boards of the Boston Stock Exchange; two Bain Capital portfolio companies, The Princeton Review and Penn Foster, Brandeis University and other leading companies in the real estate, financial services, arts and culture and education sectors. In addition, she was a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of AesRx, a biopharmaceutical company acquired by Baxter.
Linda taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University and the University of Michigan and has been a senior fellow at Boston University’s School of Management. She served in the administrations of Massachusetts Governors Michael Dukakis and Edward King, and was appointed by governors and mayors to an array of boards and commissions.
She has been recognized by the top business and civic institutions in the region, including the Boston Business Journal, the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, the Anti-Defamation League and Boston magazine, and has been inducted into the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Academy of Distinguished Bostonians.
Linda is an alumna of Mount Holyoke College, received her master’s degree from the University of Michigan and received honorary doctorates from Suffolk University, Babson College and Pine Manor College. She has completed executive education programs at Harvard Business School and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the Aspen Institute’s Executive Seminar. She is a member of The Boston Club’s Corporate Advisory Committee, Women Corporate Directors and the Boston Library Society.