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Roger Berkowitz, President & CEO

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Roger started working in the family fish market in Inman Square, Cambridge at the age of 10 and held a variety of roles prior to becoming President and CEO in 1992.  Since taking the helm, he’s led the company’s growth and diversification.  He now oversees restaurant, retail and mail order divisions and steers the course for 4,000 employees.

 

Roger is a member of the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Regional Selection Panel for the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.  He also leads the Sonar Project Ltd., and was appointed to the Special Commission Relative to Seafood Marketing by the Governor of Massachusetts.  He is a member of the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Advisory Committee and a member and past President of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association.
 
In addition, Roger serves on many non-profit Boards including: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital (Advisory Board), UNICEF, the Boston Children’s Museum, the Environmental League of Massachusetts and the Blue Frontier Campaign.  He is a member of the Board of Overseers, Brandeis International Business School, is a Trustee of both Suffolk University and Salem State University and serves on the leadership council at the Harvard School of Public Health.

 

Roger graduated from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and attended executive education programs at Harvard Business School, University of London School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business.  He holds an honorary master’s degree from the Culinary Institute of America and honorary doctorates from Johnson & Wales University, Newbury College and Salem State University.
 
Among numerous awards and recognitions, Roger was named a James Beard “Outstanding Restaurateur” semi-finalist, inducted into the “Menu Masters Hall of Fame” by Nation’s Restaurant News and received the “Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Meritorious Service” by The Atlantic States Marines Fisheries Commission. 

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