Historic New England welcomes new trustees

Jan 12, 2018

James F. Hunnewell Jr. (left) and Jeffrey P. Beale

Historic New England’s board of trustees has elected Jeffrey P. Beale and James F. Hunnewell Jr. as its newest members.

Jeffrey Beale is a vice president and chief administrative officer at Eaton Vance Corp., a Boston-based global asset management firm founded in 1924. He previously worked for The Boston Company and American Express Information Services. Beale earned his bachelor of arts degree at The College of St. Rose in Albany, New York.

Beale has significant experience working with nonprofit organizations including Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, where he is a trustee; First Literacy, Boston; and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In addition, he is president of the board of directors of The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust, a donor-advised fund sponsored by Eaton Vance Management. Beale is a longtime resident of Salem, Massachusetts, and is past president of Hamilton Hall, a Federal-period gathering facility in Salem.

James F. Hunnewell Jr. is a LEED-accredited registered architect with more than forty years of experience, a majority of that time at the award-winning firm, Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott, where he was a principal for fourteen years. He received his bachelor of arts and master’s degrees from Harvard University.

In addition to his architectural consulting work, Hunnewell serves on the boards of a number of area cultural organizations, including Gore Place in Waltham, on the building and grounds committee; Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, as chair of the preservation and facilities committee; and The Bostonian Society, as chair of its facilities committee. He recently joined the board of trustees of the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site in Honolulu, is a member of the American Antiquarian Society, and is an overseer of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

See a complete list of Historic New England leadership.