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Alan McKim


Clean Harbors CEO mingles with the troops on ‘Undercover Boss’

As the leader of a company with some 15,000 employees, Clean Harbors Inc. chief executive Alan McKim doesn’t get the opportunity to get out into the field much anymore. But what about as Bill Anderson?

Eileen McAnneny

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A role for employers in battling opioid scourge

Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, is spearheading an initiative to encourage employers to support the opioid recovery efforts of their workers.

Steve Coan

Mystic Aquarium revs up Boston-area marketing effort

Steve Coan wants to remind you that the New England Aquarium isn’t the only aquarium in New England

Consulting company chief pushes climate change fight

In the seven years Rich Lesser has led Boston Consulting Group, the global consulting firm’s revenue and workforce has more than doubled, to exceed $8 billion and 20,000 today.

Bob Pozen


For Pozen, MIT prize is a long-deserved tribute to mom

The way Bob Pozen figures it, if his mom had been born a century later — rather than in 1910 — she would have become an entrepreneur or maybe a C-level executive.

Paul Sellew

Entrepreneur plants aggressive growth plans for lettuce business

When Paul Sellew heads to the annual New York Produce Show this week as an exhibitor, he will have a promising story to tell.

Laura Perille

Former interim Boston schools chief to lead early education provider

Laura Perille – who recently served as interim superintendent of the Boston Public Schools – will become the next chief executive of Nurtury, a 140-year-old institution that is one of the biggest providers of early education and care in Greater Boston.

Bill Cummings


At Cummings Properties, all share in holiday giving

Each of the company’s 370 employees gets to pick where a small slice of the Thanksgiving charity money goes and can hand-deliver checks.

Arthur Blank

Home Depot’s Blank gives $50m for Babson leadership school

Home Depot cofounder Arthur Blank has distributed hundreds of millions through grants from his family foundation since its formation in 1995. But none of the gifts were as large as this one.

Heather March Takle


At nonprofit PowerOptions, Takle ready to take charge

Heather March Takle will replace the retiring Cindy Arcate.

Brian Clarke, the new chief executive of Veolia’s North American operations.

Veolia sticks to plan to move headquarters to Boston

One of the first things Brian Clarke did as the new chief executive of Veolia’s North American operations was to reassure employees: No, he told them, the company would not be moving the HQ back to Chicago.

Founder’s hobby pays off in delicious global dividends

When Bob Rook left the music business to focus on ice cream full-time in the mid-1990s, his goal was nothing less ambitious than to turn Emack & Bolio’s into a global brand.

Kate Walsh


Defying expectations, hospital’s fund-raising brings in $450m

Bold Types: Boston Medical Center just celebrated the end of six years of fund-raising, ringing up a total that would be the envy of most hospitals: $450 million.

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Goodwin Procter looks local

Goodwin Procter is finally bringing its managing director home.

Ted Farnsworth is looking to a Canton-based firm as a key to reviving Movie Pass.

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A sequel for MoviePass? Farnsworth is working on it.

Ted Farnsworth has hired a Canton-based firm led by Allan Stern, called Silent Disclosure, to build a new mobile platform for MoviePass, using Stern’s get2it technology.

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Governor’s former legal counsel lands new job

Lon Povich joined Anderson & Kreiger last week. Dave Mackey, the Boston firm’s managing partner, pitched the job to his friend Povich soon after he left the governor’s office in March.

The week in business

Four of the top stories from the past week.

Tracy Palandjian


Looking far and wide pays off for this nonprofit

Bold Types: Tracy Palandjian is used to looking far and wide for funds that will help support the nonprofit company she leads. Seeking help halfway around the world was worth the effort.

Kelly Frederickson


Friday the 13th? It didn’t hold back new MullenLowe president

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Bank’s top diversity executive launches an expansive to-do list

Berkshire Bank has been one of New England’s most acquisitive banks in recent years. But to Malia Lazu, the internal culture might not have kept up with the pace of the deal-making.

Pratt Wiley


For Partnership’s new CEO, it was a double homecoming

Bold Types: There’s a new person in charge of Partnership Inc., the Boston nonprofit that fosters the careers of minority professionals.

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Vikki Spruill on the New England Aquarium’s new mission: advocating for ocean conservation

“All of that carbon that we’re putting up in the atmosphere is ending up in the ocean, and the ocean has its limits too,” says Spruill, chief executive of the New England Aquarium.

Boston University, edX partner to offer online MBA program

Higher education hasn’t been immune to digital disruption. But Susan Fournier, dean of Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, hopes her school can benefit from it.

David Rosenblatt


New digs, new energy for Burns & Levinson

Managing partner David Rosenblatt says the new place is worlds away from the old one.

Julie Wormser


She urges a regional approach on watershed

The Mystic River Watershed Association’s Julie Wormser believes nonprofits like hers can fill the void left by nonexistent county government.

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Vaughan building from ground up, fusing HR and marketing

Earlier this year, Kim Vaughan launched her firm, simply called Summit, to advise small and mid-sized businesses about the best ways to fuse workplace culture and marketing.

Brian Renstrom


Firm takes account of Worcester, and likes what it sees

Bold Types: Count Brian Renstrom among the believers in the Worcester renaissance. He recently inked a deal to expand his accounting firm, BlumShapiro, in the city’s downtown.

MassMutual chief executive Roger Crandall


Expanding insurer MassMutual joins Pine Street housing effort

Not long after MassMutual announced plans for an office building in Boston that could house more than 1,000 employees, the requests for donations began to arrive.

Avid Technology chief all in for city arts academy

One of the first things Jeff Rosica did when he was suddenly promoted to CEO at Avid Technology was to look for new charities that could benefit from the Burlington company’s philanthropic efforts.

Roxann Cooke


Banker Roxann Cooke is happy to be battling for turf in Roxbury

Bold Types: There’s a banking war unfolding in Roxbury.

Monique Bonner, Akamai’s chief marketing officer


Biggest-ever marketing push aims to make Akamai a household name

Travelers who pass through Logan Airport might spot something they haven’t seen before: Akamai Technologies billboards.

Joanne Chang is always on the move

Joanne Chang oversees a staff of several hundred employees, spends time on the line at her restaurant, and is often shuttling between bakery locations.

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Public affairs executive Gossett set to join Airbnb

A friend of Kelley Gossett’s once told her there are two kinds of people: those who enjoy a structured, zoo-like setting, and those who thrive in the jungle.

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Lawyer ‘energized’ with starting own firm

Few lawyers start a firm while they’re in the midst of one of the city’s biggest white-collar criminal trials. Tracy Miner did.

Anthony Samuels


The work’s done right, but not the name

Bold Types: Anthony Samuels has repeatedly questioned his decision to go with his second choice of a name for his company, Done Right Building Services.

Jamey Mock


At PerkinElmer, growth’s again at top of mind

It’s been just over a year since PerkinElmer completed the largest acquisition in its history.

John Fish


Suffolk CEO looks beyond construction for top talent

John Fish is trying to turn Suffolk into more of a tech company, and he’s looked outside of the industry to build his management team.

Dan Koh


Mayor’s ex-chief of staff, Dan Koh, lands in the tech sector

Bold Types: After narrowly losing a bid for Congress, Dan Koh has gone back to the private sector.

Yvonne Garcia


To help women advance, she’ll pick men’s minds

Bold Types: As she advocates for women’s issues at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Yvonne Garcia wants to see more men at the table.

Lasell president Michael Alexander


Tuition that goes down over four years? It’s true at Lasell

Lasell president Michael Alexander said an off-campus sophomore year saves money for the school and its students.

JD Sherman


No blarney: Kid who grew up fond of Ireland now helps run a big office there

JD Sherman had no way of knowing he would someday run a company, HubSpot, that will soon employ more than 1,000 people in his grandparents’ homeland.

For marketing firm, a smooth change at the top

Joan Schneider stayed local with the sale of her eponymous marketing firm.

Chris Oddleifson


Rockland Trust chief says revived Worcester lured bank

 As Chris Oddleifson beefs up Rockland Trust’s presence in Boston, he has finally achieved another longtime goal by expanding into New England’s second largest city as well.

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Boston about to give hotel manager a cold welcome

Reed Kandalaft’s career in the hotel industry has taken him to a number of sunny, warm-weather locales. Think Florida or Hawaii.

Kylie Wright-Ford


Reputation Institute is on way to Back Bay

The Cambridge firm tracks and analyzes public perceptions of its 400-plus clients. It will open its new headquarters Nov. 14.

Gregg Croteau


What’s in a name? For Lowell youth group, it’s all Madd Love

Catching supermarket shoppers’ attention can be a tricky task. And the folks who run UTEC knew that the name of the Lowell center for young adults returning from jail might be a tough sell at your local Whole Foods.

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Inner-city entrepreneurs get boost from Steve Grossman

Under Grossman’s watch, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City has broadened its scope, from three cities to 11, with four more planned in 2019.

Matt O'Toole


Not just any old 10K race

Reebok president Matt O’Toole joined more than 200 colleagues to run Monday’s Reebok Boston 10K for Women.

Raj Sharma.


Raj Sharma’s future found him

Growing up in India, Sharma wanted to follow his passion: a job in radio, or some other media career. Turns out that finance was his future.

Jim Watters (left) and Chris O'Connell


At Waters Corp., the mantra endures: Add something of value

When Chris O’Connell became CEO of Waters Corp., one of the first things he did was call company founder Jim Waters.

Innovation Economy by Scott Kirsner


Kirsner’s Innovation Economy column appears in the Boston Sunday Globe, and he contributes to the Globe’s Beta Boston website.