Historic Newton Elects New President, Members of Board

Suzanne Cuccurullo succeeds Carl M. Cohen

Historic Newton recently elected Suzanne Cuccurullo as the new President of its Board of Directors. Cuccurullo, a West Newton resident, is a longtime Board member. She has held the position of Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Marketing at Bentley University since 2009.  In this role she is responsible for marketing the undergraduate program at Bentley and selecting domestic and international freshmen as well as transfer applicants.    

Prior to working for Bentley, Suzanne had over 25 years of marketing experience and held positions in high profile companies including Fidelity Investments, MetLife, Citibank as well as her own marketing consulting firm. She also serves on the Corporation at Perkins School for the Blind. She and her husband are the parents of two children, both of whom went through the Newton Public School system and graduated from Newton North.

“I look forward to continuing the important work of Historic Newton in getting people interested in learning about history in a variety of ways,” said Cuccurullo. She takes the helm from Carl M. Cohen, who had served as President of the Board since 2012 and will continue to hold a seat on the Board.

The Board also elected James Bryant to the Board. Bryant, whose background is in working with non-profits, has previously served on Historic Newton’s Board and Museum Council. He lives with his family in an 1883 Newton Corner home featured in “This Old House” magazine.

Lee Fisher also recently became a new City of Newton-appointed Trustee of the Jackson Homestead. A retired sales and marketing specialist, he and his wife live in an 1831 Newton Upper Falls farmhouse. Their restoration of the home won a 2018 Newton Preservation Award. He previously served on the board of the Stone Rehabilitation & Senior Living Center.