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UMass Band alum named DCI Board Chair

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As a part of the regular business of the DCI voting membership in January, an election was held to empanel the board of directors who will guide and provide oversight to the operational affairs of the corporation for the coming year.

Elected to a three-year term was first-time board candidate Chris Holland, COO of Inspire Arts & Music and executive director of the Boston Crusaders. Reelected to three-year terms as directors-at-large were incumbents Wyoming attorney John Masterson (Troopers) and Jim Doyle (unaffiliated).

Chris Holland
• Boston Crusaders executive director since 2015
• Juris Doctor, New England Law-Boston, Cum laude graduate, member of the MA 2006; Federal Courts 2009
• Background in accounting/finance, fundraising, human resources, law, music education, nonprofit management, strategic planning

John Masterson
• Law, emphasis in complex and commercial litigation; corporate business transactions; estate planning
• Has served as a public defender, a state prosecutor, an Assistant United States Attorney, counsel to one Wyoming governor, and an advisor and legislative liaison to another
• Member of the Troopers board of directors for more than 15 years

Jim Doyle
• Global Strategic Deal Leader Amazon Web Services
• Background in accounting/finance, business administration. IT/technology, strategic planning
• 2014 inductee into the Crossmen Hall of Fame

In a separate election held during the reorganization meeting of the board, Holland was named chair of the board of directors, with the remainder of the executive committee: David Glasgow, vice-chair (Bluecoats), Jim Doyle, treasurer and Jim Tabuchi, secretary (Mandarins).

Thanks were extended to Rosa Lee Hardin (Blue Devils) who completed her one-year term on the board as well as Kathy Black (unafiliated), outgoing chair, who has served in the position since May of 2018. Black will stay on to finish her term along with returning board members Don Rawlins (Carolina Crown), Patrick Sweeney (unafiliated) and Jonathan Powell (Blue Stars).

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