President’s Message

I am honored to serve as RELA Boston’s President, and am grateful for the opportunity to leverage the knowledge and experience of the many individuals that serve as officers, as well as those that are our members.

We are focused on expanding our membership base, with the goal of extending our reach across the breadth of lenders and institutions Boston has to offer. Additionally, we are engaging young leaders and developing professionals, by growing our programming to provide both networking and educational opportunities.

We have enhanced our mission statement, and we are proud to serve this purpose: RELA Boston is the premier organization for real estate banking connections, partners, and education. Our mission is to support, enhance, and encourage the professional growth of our members through learning, networking, and the free exchange of ideas from talented real estate professionals. We cultivate the future leaders of the Boston Commercial Real Estate Industry, while also serving the greater Boston Community.

I look forward to seeing you all at our virtual and in-person events this year!

Clarke Cronin
RELA Boston, Chapter President




Sponsor RELA


Boston Chapter Officers


John Roach, PNC Bank

Vice President

Clarke Cronin, TD Bank


Communications Committee

Community Affairs Committee


Mike Allen, Santander

Membership Committee

Adam Bokon, Brookline Bank

Chris Guthrie, Bank of America

David Craig, Bank of America

Programming Committee

Rory Desmond, TD Bank

Rob Kaufman, US Bank

Dave Heller, US Bank

Matthew Purtell, KeyBank

Paul Doyle, HSBC

John Christensen, Citizens Bank

Kathleen Ahern, KeyBank

Sponsorship Committee

Immediate Past President

Emily Rush, Boston Private, an SVB Company

Young Members Committee

Shelly Gouin, Sun Life

Christopher Carr, Wells Fargo

Jon Riedinger, Citizens Bank

Dan Feyock, M&T Bank

Tim Hussey, Eastern Bank

Cory Rosenfeld, Eastern Bank

Kevin Stone, KeyBank

Special Events Committee

Educational Panel Committee

Sponsorship & Finance Committee

Boston Sponsors