Mason Tenaglia ’74 has been appointed Board Chair of Malden Catholic (MC), and he will assume the position on July 1, 2023. Jim Donovan Hon. ’11 has completed his term after serving 10 years at the school as Board Chair and 22 years overall.
Mason Tenaglia, an Everett native, joined the MC Board in 2001 as MC Finance Committee Chair and remained in the position for three terms. He stepped off the Board in 2012 but remained involved in an advisory capacity for the addition of MC’s Girls Division and the hiring of the school’s current President in 2019, John K. Thornburg. He rejoined the MC Board once again in 2019 as Finance Committee Chair and took the position of Vice Chairman of the Board in 2022.
According to Tenaglia, “The trajectory that both past Board Chairmen, Ted Legacy ’63 and Jim Donovan Hon. ’11, created over the last two decades emphasized operational improvements and bold ambitions that ensured the school’s growth and sustainability. As a result, we have seen a complete rewriting of Malden Catholic’s future with the school solidly positioned as a leader in private college preparatory education. With so many Catholic schools closing over the past few years, my goal is to ensure that MC continues to offer a strong Catholic education based in the Xaverian traditions to the hard working and determined young men and women in Boston and the North Shore.”
Thornburg commented, “We are very fortunate to have Mason serve Malden Catholic in the capacity as Board Chair. Over the past two decades he has devoted his expertise in finance and planning, time and attention to the financial health of this institution and we are in strong position due to his efforts. He has also worked very closely with Jim Donovan, and they have a shared vision for MC’s future. Additionally, hailing from Everett, Mason has benefited greatly from his Malden Catholic education. He cares deeply about providing the same opportunities that were afforded to him to the young men and women who live in the surrounding urban communities.”
Tenaglia added, “I am also incredibly impressed with the ever-increasing quality of the Malden Catholic Board. Our Board has attracted individuals from a wide variety of relevant disciplines including law, finance, marketing, higher education, health care, engineering and consulting. This, in combination with the extraordinary MC leadership from John Thornburg and his administrative team provides a tremendous foundation to support Malden Catholic’s plans for future expansion.”
About Mason Tenaglia ’74
Tenaglia, the son and grandson of Italian immigrants, was raised in Everett by his parents Masimilliano (Mason) Tenaglia and Fiorentina (Florence) Mastrocola. He has spent his business career as a management consultant and consulting firm entrepreneur with a focus on the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Starting at McKinsey & Company in 1981, Mason has served nearly every major pharmaceutical company in the United States and in Europe. In the 1990s he launched and built and sold Planning Technologies Group, a tech-driven consulting firm that was acquired by Michael Milken (Knowledge Universe) and Larry Ellison (Oracle). Subsequently, he was the founder and Managing Partner of Amundsen Group, a specialized firm focused on drug pricing and market access that was acquired by IQVIA Holdings in 2013. He continues to serve IQVIA as a Senior Advisor and U.S. Thought Leader.
Tenaglia holds a BS degree in International Economics from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He graduated from Malden Catholic in 1974 and joined the Board in 2001. Tenaglia stepped off the MC Board in 2012 and rejoined in 2019, taking the position of Vice Chairman in 2022. For 15 years, Mason has funded MC scholarships in his mother’s name for students from immigrant families from his native city of Everett.
About Malden Catholic High School
Since 1932, MC has shaped emerging leaders in our community, claiming a Nobel Laureate, a Senator, two ambassadors and countless community and business heads among its alumni. Annually, graduates attend some of the nation’s most renown universities: Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, Georgetown, Cornell, Brown, Tufts University, Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Notre Dame, Northeastern University, Boston College and College of the Holy Cross, just to name a few. Foundational to student success is MC’s codivisional model, which offers the best of both worlds: single-gender academics during the day and integrated social and extracurricular opportunities after school. MC is known in the community for its rigorous academics, SFX Scholars Program and award-winning STEM program. MC curricula is designed to improve individual growth mindset, leadership principles and success outcomes along with integrating the Xaverian values of trust, humility, compassion, simplicity and zeal – https://www.maldencatholic.org