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Elms College to Hold 4th Annual Executive Leadership Breakfast on June 11

CHICOPEE, Mass. — College of Our Lady of the Elms will host its 4th annual Executive Leadership Breakfast on Friday, June 11, at 7:30 a.m. The program will begin at 8 a.m.


Attendance in-person is by invitation only and attendees will adhere to ElmsSafe protocols. To see the livestream of the event, visit:


The keynote speaker at the breakfast will be Baystate Health President and CEO, Mark A. Keroack, MD, MPH, whose talk is titled, “The New Normal: What Will It Be and When Will It Be Here.”


“The entire nation is experiencing this transition to the new normal as more and more of the COVID restrictions are released. Given his leadership at the state level in the effort to fight the pandemic, Dr. Mark Keroack is perfectly placed to help Western Massachusetts leaders discern what we can expect post-pandemic,” said Harry E. Dumay, Ph.D., MBA, president of Elms College.


Under Keroack’s leadership, Baystate Health has expanded the reach and variety of its clinical services, incorporating two new community hospitals. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Medical School and received his master’s in public health from Boston University. Keroack serves on several local boards focused on improving the quality of life in his native Springfield and across western Massachusetts, as well as on several state and national boards.


The Executive Leadership Breakfast is an annual event featuring talks by the region’s leaders on topics of relevance to area businesses and the economy of western Massachusetts. Prior keynote speakers have included: the Honorable Richard Neal, U.S. Congressman; Dennis Duquette, head of community responsibility MassMutual; and Regina Noonan Hitchery ‘71, former vice president of human resources at Alcoa.


Sponsors of the June 11 event include: Westfield Bank; Chicopee Savings Bank Charitable Foundation; O’Connell Oil Associates; Baystate Health; Big Y Supermarkets; Marois Construction; Health New England; Freedom Credit Union; The O’Connell Companies; Aramark; Collins Electric Company; Fuss & O’Neill; Discount Office Furniture; Polish National Credit Union; and Teddy Bear Pools & Spas.

About Elms College

Elms College is a co-educational Catholic college offering a liberal arts curriculum that prepares students holistically for a purposeful life in a diverse and interconnected world. Founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Elms College has a tradition of educating reflective, principled and creative learners, who are rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, responsive to civic and social obligations, and capable of adjusting to change without compromising principle.