The Connection Magazine AIM MUTUAL Fall 2019 - Page 2

JOHN REGAN AT AIM John Regan Takes the Helm at Associated Industries of Massachusetts A.I.M. MUTUAL joins area employers, legislators, and government affairs officials in welcoming John Regan as AIM’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. AIM (Associated Industries of Massachusetts) is the largest business association in Massachusetts and has sponsored A.I.M. Mutual since its inception in 1989. John’s appointment took effect on May 20, 2019, and he succeeds Richard C. Lord, who retired after leading the organization for two decades. “We’re thrilled to work with John as he becomes the driving force behind AIM’s mission,” said Michael Standing, A.I.M. Mutual’s President and CEO. “The Massachusetts business community is in good hands.” experience in both the private and public sectors, having served as Chief Operations Officer for Mass Development and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of Business Development. At AIM, his focus has been on administrative and legislative advocacy, regulatory affairs, litigation, and ballot initiatives. He has negotiated favorable John Regan John, a Boston native, previously directed government affairs advocacy at AIM for 12 years. He joined the AIM Government Affairs department in 2000 and was appointed Executive Vice President in 2007. He has deep 2 outcomes for employers on major issues such as healthcare reform, paid family and medical leave, use of non- compete agreements, pay equity, and unemployment insurance rate freezes. “My goals are to ensure that AIM remains the preeminent voice for businesses on Beacon Hill and to make Massachusetts an attractive state for employers of all kinds to succeed,” John said.