The Merrimack College board of trustees welcomed five new members in 2016 and elected trustee Michael Crowe ’92 P’17 as its chairman.

CROWE, who served two years as the board’s vice chair, is founder and CEO of Clearsurance LLC; an active angel and early-stage company investor; and a director of Martrix Healthcare Services Inc., a Florida-based pharmacy benefit management company operating in all 50 states.

He was previously senior vice president of services and acquisitions at Brown & Brown, the sixth-largest independent insurance intermediary in the world.

Crowe is a lifelong entrepreneur who has served as a director and officer for a number of venture-funded startups, including several that he guided through successful acquisition. He is the co-founder and former CEO of Crowe Paradis Holding Co., an insurance services holding company that collectively grew to $50 million in revenue before it was acquired in 2010 in two separate transactions with Brown & Brown and Verisk Analytics.

He served as deputy treasurer of the Massachusetts Democratic Party from 2000 to 2002 as well as finance chairman for U.S. Rep. Martin Meehan. Crowe currently serves on the finance committee for U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III and is a member of the Boston Children’s Hospital board of overseers. He also serves on the board of directors of, and is an investor in, Surfside Coffee Company LLC, a Florida-based franchise operator of 65 Dunkin’ Brands restaurants.

Crowe lives in Winchester, Mass. with his wife, Kerridan; they have two children, Keelyn ’17 and Quinn.

The new trustees:


Karen Cambray is CFO of Cartera Commerce Inc. of Lexington, which operates a platform to provide omni-channel shopping and marketing solutions and rewards programs for card issuers, airline frequent flyer programs, loyalty programs and merchants, delivering various offers via multiple digital marketing channels, including websites, online banking, email, and mobile and social media applications. The company also builds and maintains shopping sites, reward-tracking systems and marketing communications for clients. Cambray is responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, legal and operations at Cartera.

Cambray has more than 20 years of executive finance experience in early-stage emerging technology companies. She is former CFO and senior vice president for operations of Zeemote Inc., former CFO of Groove Mobile Inc., former corporate controller of Be Free, former vice president for finance of Internet Securities Inc., former financial manager of Millipore, and former auditor with Arthur Andersen, as well as a former self-employed contract CFO. She serves as treasurer of the board of directors of Science Club for Girls, based in Cambridge.

She and her husband, John Piekos, live
in Westford.


Dennis Leonard has been president since 2000 of Delta Dental of Massachusetts, a national leader in innovative programs to improve the overall health of members, prevent oral disease, and reduce health-care costs for employers, groups and individuals. Delta Dental of Massachusetts is the largest provider of dental benefits in Massachusetts, serving more than
2.2 million members.

He previously served as chief sales officer for Delta Dental. He is a member of the board and former president of Family Services of Greater Boston, and a board member of Everett Cooperative Bank and Associated Industries of Massachusetts, for which he has been assistant treasurer since 2015. He earned his M.B.A. from Northeastern University and is married to Norma; they have two children, Kathleen and Andrew.


Paul Mucci is a former executive of Devonshire Investors in Boston, a private investment firm affiliated with FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity Investments, which manages investments on behalf of FMR and its shareholders in businesses outside the financial services industry.
Its global portfolio consists principally of investments in operating companies, real estate, venture capital and indirect investing.

He served as a member of the Devonshire leadership team when it entered the building materials market with the purchase of the Strober Organization in 1997. He held several executive leadership roles with Devonshire, including non-executive chairman of the board of ProBuild Holdings LLC; president and CEO of MetroRED, a South American telecommunications company; managing director of Fidelity Broadband Group; and president of Community Newspaper Co.

Mucci has also served as president of Impresa Management LLC, president of Star Horizon Management LLC, president of Fidelity Capital, managing director of Fidelity Ventures, CFO of Fidelity Capital, senior vice president of finance for General Cinema Theatres and vice president of finance for Wang Laboratories.

He resides in Woburn, Mass., with his wife, Joyce; they have three children, Christopher, Nicholas ’07 and Leanne.


Patrick Sullivan has been Massachusetts president of People’s United Bank since 2013. He is responsible for the strategic development of all commercial business, retail banking, wealth management and insurance across the state. The group includes defined divisions of business banking and middle market lending, and a regional focus on the seafood industry as well as the nonprofit and education industries.

He has almost 40 years of experience in the banking industry and has held a variety of executive and management positions. Prior to joining People’s United Bank, he spent time in the Berkshires as executive vice president of commercial banking and wealth management at Berkshire Bank and president and CEO of Legacy Banks, which successfully merged with Berkshire Bank in 2011.

At Santander (Sovereign) Bank, he held the dual role of president of the New England division and managing director of corporate banking across the bank’s footprint, with responsibility for all commercial and community banking activities within those regions.

Previously, he was president and CEO of Howard Bank in Burlington, Vt. Additionally, he served as COO of a mid-sized family distribution business, and he was executive vice president at First NH Bank, a Bank of Ireland subsidiary.

Sullivan is a director of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, Massachusetts Bankers Association, Massachusetts High Tech Council, People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts and Massachusetts Business Development Corp., for which he serves as chairman. He is a member of the Commercial Finance Association, Massachusetts Business Roundtable, Smaller Business Association of New England and Turnaround Management Association.

Sullivan earned his M.B.A. at Bryant University and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at the Amos Tuck School of Dartmouth College. He lives in Boston with his wife, Debra; they have three children, Cara, Rory and Ashley.


Robert “Bob” Zatta is an independent director and business executive. He was the longtime senior vice president and CFO and, more recently, acting CEO of Rockwood Holdings Inc., a world-class specialty chemicals and advanced materials company committed to delivering exceptional value through continued leadership in customer service, quality, on-time delivery and innovative technology. Rockwood was acquired by Albemarle Corp. in 2015.

Prior to joining Rockwood in 2001, Zatta spent 12 years with the Campbell Soup Co., where he held several significant financial management positions, including his final position as vice president responsible for corporate development and strategic planning. Prior to joining Campbell’s in 1990, he worked for General Foods Corp. and Thomas J. Lipton Inc. He is a director of Innophos Holdings Inc. in Cranberry, N.J.

Zatta holds an M.B.A. in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He lives in Princeton, N.J., with his wife, Kathleen; they have three children.