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Grace Fey



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Grace Keeney Fey is an Executive Vice President and Director of Frontier Capital Management Company, a $5 billion investment management firm located in Boston, Massachusetts.  Ms. Fey began her career at Alliance Capital Management in 1970, working as an assistant to two senior oil analysts.  After leaving Alliance, she worked as an analyst and writer for Babson United, publisher of the United Business Review.  In 1978 she joined Keystone Investment Management Corporation as a portfolio manager, working with both institutional and individual clients.  From 1980 through 1988, Ms. Fey helped build two small, independent investment management firms in the Boston area.  Her activities included portfolio management, equity and fixed income analysis, and marketing.  In 1988 she joined Frontier Capital to spearhead the firm’s efforts in the wealthy individual and Endowment and Foundation areas.  She currently manages this division for Frontier.  Local clients include Society of Jesus, New England, MSPCA, Raytheon, Boston College, Women’s Educational and Industrial Union, Rutland Corner House, Visiting Nurses Association, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Hampshire College, Hampshire Regional YMCA, Nashoba Community Hospital, First Church of Christ Scientist, Goddard Homestead.  Other firm clients include Bowdoin College, National Wildlife Federation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Bristol Myers, and LL Bean.

Ms. Fey is a chartered Financial Analyst and she is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR) and the Boston Security Analysts Society.   She is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA), and a member of the Social Investment Forum.  Ms. Fey has been featured in Business Week, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wall Street Transcript, Financial Planning on Wall Street, and she is a frequent guest on CNBC and CNN/FN.  She teaches seminars on topics such as “Managing Money for Endowments and Foundations.”

Ms. Fey currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts, and President of the University of Massachusetts Foundation, and is on the Board of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education which oversees State and Community colleges.  She is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zoo New England (Franklin Park and Stone Zoos).  She is an Overseer of the Huntington Theatre, having Chaired the Development Committee for several years and is Director of The Commonwealth Institute and an Overseer of the Boston Center for Adult Education and a Director of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.  She is a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum, the Boston Club, and the St. Botolph club.  Her public board experience includes Tucker Anthony where she served on the Finance Committee, and Bioject Medical Technologies, where she served on the Audit Committee.