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BGCL Welcomes Four New Board Members

December 14, 2015

The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence (BGCL) elected Alberto Nunez of Methuen and Andover residents John Brockelman, Holly Jenkins, and John M. Thomas to the Board of Directors at its recent annual meeting.

According to BGCL Executive Director Markus Fischer, board members serve as the governing body of the club, providing guidance and oversight to ensure the ability to provide critical programs focusing on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and community involvement for more than 3,800 youth members.

"We are grateful for the important contributions of time, broad experience, and perspective by these Merrimack Valley leaders for the benefit of our kids," Fischer said.

Nunez is owner of Alberto Nunez Real Estate Management in Lawrence. He operated Albert's Auto Body in Lawrence from 1988 to 2000, and previously served on the BGCL Board of Governors.

Brockelman is head of communications for State Street Global Advisors. Previously, he was a senior vice president of communications at Fidelity Investments and served as a senior adviser to former Gov. William Weld and the late Gov. Paul Cellucci. He holds a bachelor's degree from Colby College.

Jenkins has been a longtime volunteer, a member of numerous fundraising committees, and a mentor with the BGCL Mentoring Works program. She received the club's 2014 Paul Cronin Award, which is presented annually to a club volunteer who goes above and beyond in using education as a tool for kids to fulfill their potential.

Thomas is owner and founder of Dakota Systems, Inc. of Dracut, founded in 1984. He is also a board member of Ardent Concepts of Seabrook, N.H. and has participated in small business mentoring projects with Interise. He has previously served on the club's Auction Committee.


Did You Know?

Every day well over 600 children engage in fun and positive activities at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence.