John F. Fish, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Suffolk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Suffolk

John F. Fish

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


John F. Fish is the Chairman and CEO of Suffolk, a national contractor and real estate enterprise that invests, innovates and builds. Under his vision and leadership, Suffolk has grown into one of the leading privately held builders in the country. With over $4.5 billion in annual revenue, Suffolk is currently ranked #23 on the Engineering News-Record national list of “Top 400 Contractors.”

Mr. Fish is a fixture on numerous Boards focused on economic stability and real estate industry growth. He is the Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable, a non-partisan organization that convenes government, business and communities to establish more equitable policies for economic growth. He is the founding member and current Director of the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) and former Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. In New York City, Mr. Fish is a Director of the Real Estate Board of New York and a member of the Partnership for New York City and New York Building Congress, and he sits on the National Construction Industry Roundtable and National Business Roundtable.

Mr. Fish serves as Chair of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and sits on the Executive Committee of Mass General Brigham. He also serves on the Board of the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. He is the Chair of the Board at Boston College, his second time serving that role and first non-alum to fulfill that role, and he sits on the Board of Trustees for Bowdoin College.

In 2009, Mr. Fish founded Scholar Athletes and led the program for more than ten years, improving the lives of thousands of inner-city high school students by leveraging the proven link between school athletics and academics.

Mr. Fish is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He received an honorary doctorate of Engineering Technology degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology, is the recipient of an honorary degree from Regis College and received an honorary degree in Business Administration from Curry College.

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