Dan Rea, Host of WBZ’s NightSide with Dan Rea
Dan Rea, a veteran Boston television journalist and a member of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall Of Fame, is the Host of NightSide on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 every weeknight from 8:00pm to midnight.
In November of 2010, Dan was honored with the prestigious Yankee Quill Award by the Academy of New England Journalists and the New England Society of Newspaper Editors. This distinguished award is considered to be the highest individual honor awarded by fellow journalists in New England.
NightSide focuses on a wide variety of issues, political, economic and social. Rea believes that talk radio is the best way for people to communicate their opinions and ideas on what he calls “North America’s Virtual Back Porch”. Rea encourages challenging conversations and diverse ideas combined with respect and tolerance for the opinion of others. But don’t think for a moment that NightSide is anything but provocative, always interesting and at times, passionate and emotional.
Dan Rea is a native Bostonian, educated at the Boston Latin School, Boston State College and Boston University School of Law. Dan spent thirty-one years as an on-air television reporter at WBZ Radio’s sister television station, WBZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Boston.
While working as a general assignment, investigative and political reporter at WBZ-TV, Rea won many awards, including two Regional Emmys and nine Regional Emmy Nominations. His reporting took Rea across America and to Europe several times to follow stories involving New Englanders. Rea has interviewed every American President since Gerald R. Ford.
Rea is the recipient of many distinguished awards including the First Annual Excellence in Journalism Award from the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Silver Shingle Award for Public Service from Boston University School of Law and the Silver Circle Award for Lifetime Achievement from the New England Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
In addition to Rea’s Juris Doctor from Boston University Law School in 1974, Rea recently received Honorary Doctorate Degrees from the University of Massachusetts Boston and from the Massachusetts School of Law. Rea has been an active member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1974 and is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the Federal District Court of Massachusetts and before the United States Supreme Court.
In May of 2001, Rea was honored by the My One Wish Foundation for his work with various charities including the New England Center for Children (childhood autism center) and has served on the boards of several charities during his public life. Rea and his wife Jeanne, are the proud parents of a son, Daniel III, and a daughter Catherine Florence. His son Dan is the Executive VP / General Manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox, soon to be the Worcester Red Sox.
Joe Lonsdale, VC, Philanthropist
Joe Lonsdale is a partner at 8VC, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm. He was an early institutional investor in many notable companies including Wish, Oculus, Oscar, Illumio, Blend, RelateIQ, Joby Aviation, Guardant Health, and Synthego, and in 2016 and 2017 was the youngest member of the Forbes 100 Midas List.
Joe is a co-founder of Palantir, a multi-billion dollar global software company best known for its work in defense and finance. Most recently, he was a founding partner at Formation 8, one of the top performing private funds and the precursor to 8VC. Together, these funds manage a total committed capital of over $3.3 billion. Before that, he founded Addepar, which has over $1.8 trillion managed on its wealth management technology platform, and OpenGov, which modernizes various processes for over 2,000 municipalities and state agencies. He is also a founder of Affinity, Anduin, Epirus and Esper. Previously, Joe was an early executive at Clarium Capital, which he helped grow into a large global macro hedge fund. He also worked with PayPal while he was at Stanford.
Joe and his wife Tayler are active in a variety of philanthropic and mission-driven pursuits involving public policy and liberty, classical arts, and healthcare innovation. In addition to supporting various nonprofit organizations such as Thorn, an NGO which leverages technology to fight child trafficking, Joe and Tayler are focused on harnessing the power of markets to create more opportunity for all parts of society.
Joe received a BS in Computer Science from Stanford in 2003. He often lectures and writes on entrepreneurship, technology and public policy.
Michael F. Collins, MD, FACP, UMass Medical School
Chancellor, UMass Medical School
Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences
Professor, Population & Quantitative Health Sciences and Medicine
Michael F. Collins, MD, a tenured professor of population & quantitative health sciences and medicine, was appointed chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) in 2008 after serving in an interim capacity from June 2007 to September 2008. Dr. Collins’ interim appointment also coincided with his being named as the senior vice president for health sciences for the University of Massachusetts, which, at the time, was a newly established system-wide position. As the senior vice president, Dr. Collins has spearheaded two five-campus life sciences strategic planning processes and continues to guide the strategic direction of the University’s life and health sciences portfolio.
As chancellor of UMMS, Dr. Collins oversees one of the most entrepreneurial medical schools in the nation, which is consistently recognized as a leader in student satisfaction, primary care training, basic science research, innovation and public service. He provides strategic management to a burgeoning enterprise that includes: more than 5,100 employees; approximately 1,200 graduate-level students; 600 medical residents and fellows; three schools; and one regional campus. UMMS generates $1 billion in annual revenues and operates a $400 million research portfolio. Unique among all medical schools, UMMS is home to two strategic business units: Commonwealth Medicine, a substantial health care consulting division that partners with Massachusetts and other states to maximize health care expenditures and deliver health services to vulnerable populations; and MassBiologics of UMMS, the only university-based, nonprofit FDA-licensed discoverer and manufacturer of vaccines and other biologics in the United States.
Dr. Collins joined the University of Massachusetts in 2005 as chancellor of the UMass Boston campus, making him the longest-tenured chancellor within the UMass system. Before coming to the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Collins served as president and chief executive officer of the Caritas Christi Health Care System from 1994 to 2004. An alumnus and former board chair of the College of Holy Cross and a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, he is a board-certified physician in internal medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, as well as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Dr. Collins currently sits on the boards of UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc.; Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives; the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts; and the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Helen Boucher, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Tufts University School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases;
Director, Tufts Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance (CIMAR);
Director, Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Device Infectious Diseases Program;
Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Dr. Boucher’s clinical interests include infections in immunocompromised patients and S. aureus infections. Her research interests focus on S. aureus and the development of new anti-infective agents. She is the author or coauthor of numerous abstracts, chapters and peer-reviewed articles, which have been published in such journals as The New England Journal of Medicine, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Clinical Infectious Diseases, and The Annals of Internal Medicine. She is Associate Editor of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. She has been included in Best Doctors in America since 2009. In 2011, Dr. Boucher was elected Fellow and Member of the Board of Directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. In 2012, she was elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease Exam Writing Committee and in 2014, to the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Board. In 2015 she was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria, and elected Treasurer of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She was awarded the IDSA Society Citation Award in October, 2015. Dr. Boucher serves on the Board of Trustees of the Physicians of Tufts Medical Center and The College of the Holy Cross.
Daniel J. Ivascyn
Group Chief Investment Officer,
Mr. Ivascyn is Group Chief Investment Officer and a managing director in the Newport Beach office. He is lead portfolio manager for the firm’s income strategies and credit hedge fund and mortgage opportunistic strategies. He is a member of PIMCO’s Executive Committee and a member of the Investment Committee. Morningstar named him Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year (U.S.) for 2013. Prior to joining PIMCO in 1998, he worked at Bear Stearns in the asset-backed securities group, as well as T. Rowe Price and Fidelity Investments. He has 27 years of investment experience and holds an MBA in analytic finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Occidental College.
This meeting of the Worcester Economic Club is sponsored by
The Worcester Economic Club cordially invites you to our annual Season Kickoff and Networking Event at the beautifully renovated Tatnuck Country Club.
Complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers will be served
As a paid, current member, your sole cost of entry to this popular event is:
Bring at least one prospective member
Space is Limited! RSVP via e-Mail is a must!
We look forward to seeing you!