Category Archives: Board Member

Overall national board members.

Brett Carroll

Brett D. Carroll is a Partner at Holland & Knight LLP.  An attorney in Holland & Knight’s Boston office, Brett is a member of the firm’s Litigation Section. Mr. Carroll represents clients in complex business litigation matters in state and federal courts across the country. In addition to managing active litigation matters, Mr. Carroll frequently counsels clients on the legal implications of proposed transactions in the consumer retail, landlord/tenant, and real estate contexts. 

Within the firm and community, Mr. Carroll currently serves on the Boston Hiring and Diversity Committees, is the coordinator of the Boston office’s 9/11 Day of Service Initiative, and acts as the founding coordinator of the Holland & Knight Boston Alumni Program. He is the Boston Public and Charitable Services Partner, in which he is responsible for overseeing pro bono, charitable giving and community involvement endeavors. He also is a board member of the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation.

Brett’s Favorite Children’s Books are Rascal by Sterling North, The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Gentle Ben by Walt Morey, Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume, and From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg.

Paul Lamoureux

Mr. Lamoureux is a proven executive with 15 years as a leader in experiential education and 13 years in marketing.  He has a record of developing successful educational programs and growing a mission-driven non-profit in both revenue and in impact.

Lamoureux has developed educational programs that have demonstrated evidence of success, have garnered national attention and have expanded educational opportunities for more than 25,000 underserved, urban youth in the last decade.

Mr. Lamoureux spent the last 10 years as Vice President of Programs at Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center in Boston where, in addition to developing programs and administering multi-million dollar budgets, he was a leader in risk and safety management, strategic planning, Board relations, marketing, sales, partnership and fundraising efforts.

Lamoureux worked closely with administrators from Boston Public Schools, funders from the Opportunity Agenda and staff from Boston After School and Beyond (BASB) to pioneer summer learning efforts in Boston, beginning in 2010 on Thompson Island with students from the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School and now expanded to thousands of students at 57 sites across the city.

He has also worked closely with evaluators from the Rand Corporation, the National Institute of Out of School Time (NIOST), the Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency (PEAR), and The After School Corporation (TASC) in evaluating student’s social emotional learning development and growth and proficiency in Science, Math and English Learning Arts (ELA).

A graduate of the College of Holy Cross, Paul’s passion is to provide young people with access to meaningful and enriching educational opportunities that will best prepare them for success in life.

His favorite children’s book is Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.

Peter Necheles

As Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Peter Necheles brings over 20 years of business and legal experience to Agero.

In his role, Necheles is responsible for corporate development activities including domestic and international strategic relationships and acquisitions, as well as for legal services such as regulatory compliance, contract negotiations, and general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Agero, Necheles was senior counsel for the warranty division of Solectron Corporation, an electronic equipment manufacturer (acquired by Flextronics in 2007). He has also served as senior counsel with Stream International, an international call center business, as a junior partner with the law firm WilmerHale (formerly known as Hale and Dorr), and as a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Treasury as a member of the Clinton Administration.

Necheles received his bachelor’s degree from Colby College and his juris doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Julie Solomon

Julie Solomon is Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, M&A and Contracts for Pitney Bowes Inc., a software, hardware and services company that integrates physical and digital communication channels. At Pitney Bowes, she manages legal support for all negotiated M&A transactions in North and South America and supports negotiated transactions elsewhere globally. Ms. Solomon also oversees Pitney Bowes’ 24 member enterprise-wide North and Latin American Contracts group.  In addition, prior to its divestiture in 2013, for 5 years, Mrs. Solomon provided counsel to, and served on the Senior Leadership Team of, Pitney Bowes Management Services, Inc., a PBI subsidiary with global operations and approx. $900+ million in revenues.

Prior to joining PBI, Ms. Solomon was Senior Counsel at Nuance Communications, Inc. (f/k/a Dictaphone Corporation), a leading provider of dictation, transcription, speech recognition and natural language processing systems, where she provided general legal support, which included negotiating complex software license agreements, managing the Company’s litigation, real estate, patent and trademark matters and overseeing the company’s contracts group.

Prior to joining Dictaphone, from 1997 – 2005, Ms. Solomon was an associate in the New York Global Corporate Group of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy where she engaged in broad-based domestic and international M&A practice, focusing on corporate governance, stock and asset based acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, tender offers, proxy contests & debtor/non-debtor reorganizations.

She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland and a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.

Her favorite children’ book is Eloise by Kay Thompson.




Vice Admiral David L Brewer III (Retired)

Vice Admiral David L. Brewer III, recipient of the Onyx Magazine state of Florida’s 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, is co-founder of the David & Mildred Brewer Foundation, which has provided scholarships for empowerment programs for students in the Orlando, FL area.

He served over 35 years in the U.S. Navy. During his career, he commanded two ships, winning awards for combat efficiency and community service. Additionally, he was honored with the Naval War College’s Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award – 10th recipient in the history of the War College; the Navy League of the United States Vincent T. Hirsch Maritime Award; the National Defense Transportation Association’s Department of Defense Distinguished Service Award; among others.

After retirement, he was unanimously selected as the 46th Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), serving 2006-2008. Under his leadership, the District had its highest academic gains in over five years. He was honored with the Los Angeles NAACP’s Man of Valor Award; Who’s Who in Black Los Angeles; cable television’s Telly Award for best local programming for his TV show Transforming Education with Superintendent Brewer; and Great Beginnings for Black Babies’ Dr. Virginia Hunter Education Award.