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James C. Lehan

MassBay Foundation
2018 to 2019
Foundation Chair

Picture of James C. Lehan Noble & Greenough School; B.S. Tufts University

After graduating from college, Jim joined Aetna Financial Services in the Management Training Program. During his tenure, he held management positions in Albany, NY; Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Washington, DC; and Baltimore, Maryland before returning to Boston as Head of Annuity and Pension Operations.

During his tenure as Head of the Annuity and Pension Operations, the operation grew from a small business unit to the 3rd largest pension operation in the US and was recognized as one of the most innovative business units in the industry.

In 2001, after 30 years at Aetna, Jim retired. Since retiring from Aetna, he has continued to consult for major labor unions such as the American Federation of Teachers on their pension plans.

He also began a new career in public service and is currently in his third term as Chair of the Board of Selectmen in his home town of Norfolk, MA. Jim has always had a passion for sports and continues that passion by officiating High School and College Ice Hockey to this day. Mr. Lehan and his wife, Betty, have been married for 43 years and have four wonderful children and eight grandchildren.