For Immediate Release

Peter Roveto
Brookline Bank

BOSTON, MA (January 4, 2024) – Brookline Bank announced today that its President and CEO Darryl Fess has been elected to the Board of Directors of the New England Council. The Council’s Board of Directors includes senior leaders from the most prominent businesses and organizations, representing all six New England states and every sector of the region’s economy.

“It is an honor to join the Board of Directors of the Council, an organization that is vital to the region’s economic development that has been at the forefront of elevating the important issues affecting our region to key federal policymakers,” Fess remarked. “The Council’s work in uniting businesses—both large and small—from all sectors of the economy, is essential to its efforts in shaping federal policy for the betterment of New England.”

Darryl J. Fess Headshot

Darryl Fess – President & CEO
Brookline Bank

Founded in 1925, the Council is a non-partisan alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations throughout New England formed to promote economic growth and a high quality of life in the New England region.

“Darryl is a welcome addition to our Board, bringing with him a wealth of banking experience and knowledge,” said New England Council President and CEO James T. Brett. “I look forward to working with him to support economic growth and quality of life in the region we call home.”

About The New England Council
The New England Council’s mission is to identify and support federal public policies and articulate the voice of its membership regionally and nationally on important issues facing New England. The Council works to foster positive working relationships between its members and key federal policymakers, including members of Congress and leaders of key federal agencies. As a non-partisan organization, the Council has forged strong relationships with leaders on both sides of the aisle and has won the respect of Democrats and Republicans alike. Learn more about the Council at

About Brookline Bank
Brookline Bank is a subsidiary of Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKL), and is headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts. A full-service financial institution, Brookline Bank provides individuals and businesses with deposit and lending services, residential mortgages and home equity lending, commercial and CRE banking, cash management and foreign exchange services, and access to investment and wealth management services. Brookline Bank has convenient locations across Greater Boston and the North Shore. For more information go to Brookline Bank is an Equal Opportunity and Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC.