Franklin Pierce University Holds Inaugural College of Business Executive-In-Residence Lecture
Nov 10, 2022
As part of the Pierce@60 Signature Event Series, Franklin Pierce University held its inaugural College of Business Executive-in-Residence Lecture on Wednesday, November 9. The lecture, The Heart of Sustainability: Doing Good and Doing Well Simultaneously, was delivered by Angela Boville, President and CEO at Ascentria Care Alliance.
“This lecture series is designed to be informative, thought-provoking and cover an arrange of topics that bring together students, faculty, staff, and alumni,” said Dr. Norm Faiola, Dean of the College of Business. “The business leaders who will be part of this ongoing series will represent a diverse array of experiences and perspectives.”
Angela Bovill is President and CEO of Ascentria Care Alliance. She joined the organization in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer, was named Chief Operating Officer in 2011, and became President and CEO in January, 2013. In her current role, she has led a transformation of the nonprofit – streamlining, rebranding, and changing the model of care to be more human-centered and partnership-focused. With a new vision, name, strategy, and leadership team, Ascentria is leading the human services sector in innovation and holistic care. Before joining Ascentria, Boville was General Manager of Digital Services for IDEXX Laboratories, where she worked for 17 years in business development, mergers, and acquisitions, and turnarounds. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern Maine, majoring in Economics, and earned an M.B.A with honors from Boston University. She has completed multiple executive education programs, including at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
“When you start thinking about what difference you want to make in the world, you have to do it for yourself first, but you can also do it in business,” shared Boville in her remarks. “It does not have to be either you make a difference or you make money, you can do both.”
Boville urged the audience to think about what they wanted to leave behind and to write their eulogy as an exercise in how they would want to be remembered.
“You would be shocked how that affects your path in life,” she said.
Boville also emphasized how vital it is for business leaders to embrace the concept of doing well and doing good simultaneously, acknowledging it takes work.
“You can build big vibrant organizations that help a lot of people and do a lot of good and still make money,” Boville claimed. “Neither by themselves is okay. You cannot just make money and walk away or just do good for people and be a martyr. You can have both but you have to do it differently.”
Ending her remarks, Boville urged the gathered Ravens to fly high.
“I am so excited to see what your generation will do for this world and how it operates. If you match your passion and your vision and be authentic, you can accomplish anything.”
The lecture was held in Spagnuolo Hall, drawing attendees from across the University, including President Kim Mooney ’83, faculty, and students. Opening the event with remarks was Tom Raffio, President & CEO of Northeast Delta Dental and Chair of the College of Business Advisory Board. Rollin Shuster ’82, also an Advisory Board member, introduced Angela Boville to the more than 120 people gathered.
Franklin Pierce is pleased to recognize the support of the University's Board of Trustees and the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation as the Pierce@60 yearlong presenting sponsors, and Northeast Delta Dental as the College of Business Executive-in-Residence Lecture Signature Event sponsor.