Nancy F. Bern

Nancy has over 40 years of domestic and international executive experience in the financial services, insurance, and technology industries.

As Global Client Executive at IBM, she was responsible for sales and account management for IBM’s largest international clients. She was Chairman and CEO of John Hancock Health Plan Management Services, a consulting firm that provided advice and counsel to Fortune 100 companies in choosing and managing health benefit plans for their employees.

As Senior Vice President for John Hancock Financial Services, she headed Hancock’s Group Insurance Division world-wide, managing research, product design, pricing, marketing, sales, financials, legal and compliance, technology systems, and customer service for business done with Hancock’s Fortune 100 customers.

Nancy’s other current board positions include Board Member and Treasurer of the School for Advanced Research (SAR), Santa Fe, NM, where she chairs the Finance Committee and serves on the Executive Committee; and Board Member and Executive Committee member of the International Folk Art Market, Santa Fe, NM.  She has formerly served as Board Member and Treasurer of the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM; Board Member, Trustee, and Head of Development for the Huntington Theatre, Boston, MA; Board Member and Overseer for the New England Conservatory, Boston, MA; Board member of the National Retiree Volunteer Coalition, Minneapolis, MN; and Board Member of the New Mexico Women for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM.

Nancy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University School of Management, and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.