The Adams Presidential Center Board of Directors is a cross-partisan panel of local and national leaders in government, academia, and business. Board members are united by their shared commitment to open dialogue and a desire to inspire everyday citizens to embrace their responsibilities to our nation.
Rich Mahoney is the inaugural leader of the Adams Presidential Center and has led the project since inception. He has overseen all planning as the project has evolved from a vision to one that is being executed upon.
He works alongside the Board of Directors and a team of consultants on fundraising, educational programming, exhibition design, and all of the stages a startup nonprofit goes through. A Quincy native, Mr. Mahoney finds it a privilege to honor John, John Quincy, Abigail, and Louisa Catherine Adams in the city they called home.
Mr. Mahoney has deep experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. He consulted to Year Up and helped them expand nationally. Year Up has grown to be the most impactful workforce development model in the country. Prior to his nonprofit work, Mr. Mahoney was a Managing Director for Phoenix Growth Capital and a Vice President at GE Capital.
Kathleen Hussey O’Brien is a passionate non-profit marketing and fundraising professional. A strategic mind with unparalleled commercial acumen, O’Brien produces tangible mission-driven outcomes on innovative projects. She excels at facilitating experiential in-person and online programming, cultivating major donors, courting corporate philanthropy, and increasing digital media engagement. O’Brien is a veteran of the events marketing industry, where she produced events around the globe for tech, healthcare, and telecom industries.
Outside of her work at the APC, O’Brien serves on Quincy College’s Business Board and Providence College’s Alumni Committee.
O’Brien grew up in Merrymount, a close-knit neighborhood in Quincy, Massachusetts where she still resides with her four wonderful children, Kelli, Mikaela, Paul, Brendan, and Aussie Mountain Doodle Reggie.
The Adams Presidential Center is excited to collaborate with the Massachusetts Historical Society. Together, we’re providing the public with even greater access to the Adams Family Papers and other noteworthy artifacts from the MHS collection.
The APC will not only feature objects from the collection in permanent exhibits and programs, but it will also provide the Society with its own exhibition area at the Center. By co-developing educational initiatives, we will inspire responsible citizenship and teach information literacy. Our joint curricular, programming, and exhibit efforts will help both institutions promote a fuller understanding of the Adams family’s legacy.
Interested in learning more about future career opportunities with the Adams Presidential Center? If you think you would be a good fit as we start to grow the team, we’d like to hear more about your experience and interest. Reach out and introduce yourself today!