6/28/2011, 1:34 p.m.
Wayne A. Budd, senior counsel with the Boston law firm Goodwin Procter, LLP, and a member of the Board of Directors of AAA Southern New England, was elected chairman of AAA’s national Board of Directors.
Budd, a former U.S. Attorney and former Associate Attorney General of the United States, has served on the Board of AAA Southern New England since 1997. He also served on the AAA Massachusetts board from 1982 to 1997.
Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, where he had a previous tenure as senior partner from 1993-1996, Budd was group president of New England for Verizon and senior executive vice president and general counsel for John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. in Boston.
Budd now serves as a trustee of Wheaton College. He is a member and past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Black Lawyers’ Association.
Budd is a graduate of Boston College and Wayne State University Law School. A native of Springfield and a resident of Boston, he is married to Jacqueline (Simmons) Budd and is the father of three adult daughters and seven grandchildren.