Northeast Arc has elected three new members to its board of directors.

The new members are:

  • Lou DiFronzo, Partner at Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
  • Carole Wedge, recently retired as a principal at Shepley Bulfinch
  • Matthew LaLone, President of Administration and General Counsel at Energy North

DiFronzo, who lives in North Reading, is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw, LLP and provides advisory legal services to his clients concentrating in commercial transactions and general outside counsel counseling to private companies. With a wide range of professional experience and business acumen, DiFronzo has been involved in numerous complex financing and M&A transactions helping his clients to achieve their business objectives. DiFronzo often serves his clients as a lawyer and business advisor as an outside executive supporting their legal needs.

Wedge, who lives in Concord, recently retired as a principal at Shepley Bulfinch, a national design firm with studios in Boston, Durham, Hartford, Houston, and Phoenix. As the former President and CEO, Carole is recognized for her leadership in the firm’s evolution and growth into an innovative organization with an open and diverse culture.

LaLone, who lives in Melrose, is President of Administration and General Counsel at Energy North, one of the largest wholesale distributors of fuel in New England and Upstate New York. It also operates and owns 70 gas stations, convenience stores, car washes and food service locations as well as providing 45,000 households with heating oil and propane.  He is responsible for leading the organization’s HR, IT, Legal and EHS departments. Part of his work is ensuring that Energy North is prepared to respond to industry challenges and opportunities and make a positive impact on the communities it serves.

“We are thrilled that Carole, Lou, and Matthew have all joined our board of directors,” said Mike Foraste, President of the Board, Northeast Arc.  “All three of these outstanding individuals bring unique perspectives that I’m confident will be instrumental in continuing to steer the growth of the organization.”