Community Connections of South Yarmouth has announced that James Lopes has been named to its board of directors.
Over the course of his career, Lopes has held various roles in public accounting, internal audit, planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, operational analysis and competitive intelligence before joining RogersGray as Chief Financial Officer in 2012.
Prior to RogersGray, he began his insurance career at Liberty Mutual Insurance where he spent 17 years, in positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s corporate, commercial market, international and agency market operations. Lopes, who is a Certified Public Accountant, received his bachelor of science degree from Bryant University and his MBA from Boston University.
“I am very excited to play a part in Community Connections’ vision to promote community inclusion and improve the lives of people with disabilities,” said Lopes. “Serving on this board is an opportunity for me to make a difference and give back to the community.”
“Board members like Jim bring a wealth of experience and diverse skills to support the mission of Community Connections and the people we serve,” said David Botting, president and CEO of Community Connections Inc. “With considerable knowledge in finance and strategic planning, we are pleased to welcome Jim’s talents to strengthen and guide Community Connections and to help ensure our continued success.”
Community Connections Inc. provides life-enriching services to promote optimal independence for people with disabilities throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. The nonprofit serves more than 800 individuals with on-site and remote services, employment supports and supported living services.