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BGCL Welcomes New Board Members

December 31, 2019

Seth Kipp and Samantha Sullivan were elected as board members at the recent annual meeting of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence.

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 nearly 4,000 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.

Kipp holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and History from Tufts University. He is assistant general counsel at Watts Water Technologies in North Andover, whose charitable initiatives at BGCL have included donating dozens of bikes, helmets and locks to youth members.

"I am excited and grateful for this opportunity to serve the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence as a director," said Kipp, who also speaks Spanish. "I hope to contribute however I can to the club's continued growth and success in providing impactful and supportive programs to its members."

Sullivan is community relations manager at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in Tewksbury, a longtime club supporter. Raytheon engineers founded and run the Girl Lab! STEM club for middle school girls, lead the annual Girl Day as part of National Engineers Week and donate and fill 500 backpacks with supplies for club kids every September.

"I've seen the exceptional programming the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence offers to help kids reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens," said Sullivan, who has been a member of the BGCL Strategic Advisory Council for the past year. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Business Communication from Emerson College.

"I want to continue to see the club flourish," she added, "and I am excited to join a team of supportive, caring leaders in our community."

 

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