BUILD Boston has appointed Roy Hirshland as the new Chair of its Local Advisory Board. Hirshland, who has served on the board for three years, is CEO and Co-Founder of T3 Advisors.
“I have been privileged to see the power of entrepreneurship have such a positive impact on my life,” said Hirshland. “I am thrilled to help BUILD change the lives of at-risk kids in our city by providing them with entrepreneurship skills and mentoring. BUILD is an amazing organization that I am truly honored to support.”
T3 Advisors is a revolutionary real estate firm helping build great companies and cultures around the world. T3 is based in San Francisco and Boston. Hirshland has advised CEOs and CFOs of leading tech companies for over 25 years. In 2014, Hirshland was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He is a frequent speaker on the importance of building successful company cultures and the power of the entrepreneurial spirit.
Hirshland succeeds Jeff Glass, who served as Chair since BUILD Boston’s founding in 2010. Glass was instrumental in bringing the California-based nonprofit to Boston.
Ayele Shakur, BUILD’s Regional Executive Director, said, “Roy’s leadership, energy, and innovative thinking will be vital as BUILD seeks to expand its impact in Boston. We are fortunate to have such a strong leader to succeed Jeff Glass, who has worked tirelessly for the past five years to bring us to where we are today.”
Glass added, “It has been a pleasure to be involved with BUILD Boston since its inception. Getting to know our students, staff and fellow volunteers has been personally rewarding for me and is a source of deep friendships and wonderful memories. I look forward to continuing my involvement on the BUILD Board, and welcome Roy Hirshland as our new chairperson.”
We are excited to officially welcome BUILD Boston's new Regional Executive Director, Betsy Neptune! Betsy comes to us with many years of experience as an executive leader and brings to BUILD wisdom and experience in entrepreneurship, economic development, coaching, team development, and nonprofit management.
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