John T. Hailer and David Leonard Chosen for Boston Public Library

John Hailer will be taking over for departing chairman Jeffrey B. Rudman on an interim basis. Natixis has been a longtime partner of the Boston Public Library and has donated over $9 million to the library in recent years. This is enough to fund the renovation of their children’s library, including new programs, books, and furniture. According to Mr. Hailer, they are proud that Natixis will continue its support for Boston libraries. The selection of John Hailer, considered one of the most influential figures in Boston’s financial industry, was announced in a press release from the library’s executive team. As a trustee and chairman, Mr. Rudman is credited with helping to save the library from closing during budget cuts in the 1990s and spearheading its move into new quarters downtown.

Exec at Natixis John Hailer is an experienced leader who has achieved a great many things. His career has been characterized by a demonstrated ability to successfully rise through the ranks of a financial institution while serving as the CEO of major organizations and institutions. He began his career at a small bank in Massachusetts, then eventually joined Southeast Banking Corporation, where he held positions such as vice president of sales and marketing, vice-chairman of the board, and co-head of wealth management. Most recently, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Natixis Global Asset Management, Europe’s second-largest asset management group.

Boston Public Library will continue to be a mainstay in the lives of Bostonians. John T. Hailer will bring his wealth of experience to this partnership and help build upon its history of excellence. John believes that Boston Public Library will also improve the community by providing an environment of education, culture, and learning through its various programs. Through the power of their book drops around the city, they have become a primary provider of new books in addition to the refurbished children’s library that John is funding.

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