J.D. LaRock

Dr. J.D. LaRock is President and CEO of the Commonwealth Corporation, a $55 million public-private corporation that advances Massachusetts’ economic leadership through signature initiatives in workforce development, youth development, and economic development.  Previously, J.D. was a member of Northeastern University’s senior leadership team, where he was chief of staff to the university’s president, among other executive roles.

Over his career, J.D. has worked in Paris at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), in Washington, D.C. for the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and in New York City as a television reporter.  A scholar of education policy, higher education, and the future of work, J.D. is a faculty member in Northeastern’s Doctor of Law and Policy program.

In addition to his service on the UNAGB board, J.D. is a member of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, Chair of the Board of Trustees at North Shore Community College, and Co-Chair of the board of Families First, a Boston-area non-profit.  He, his wife Christina, and their daughter Callie live in Melrose.