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Board of Directors

Sylvain Bruni - President Sylvain Bruni – President

Sylvain Bruni is the President of the Board of Directors of Boston Pride since January 1st, 2014. Sylvain has been involved with Boston Pride since Pride 2004. First a volunteer for several events, he coordinated the Pride Parade in 2005 and 2006 and the Back Bay Block Party on Stuart Street in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He joined the Board of Directors of Boston Pride in November 2007 to supervises the organization’s information technology, security and communications. Sylvain was the co-chair of the 2012 Annual General Meeting / Annual World Conference of InterPride (the International Association of Pride Organizers), held in Boston in October 2012. He is currently the co-chair of InterPride’s communications committee. Sylvain was also involved in multiple other community organizations in the Boston area, such as MIT’s LGBT alumni group, Fenway Health’s Young Leaders Council, HRC Partners and the French American Chamber of Commerce in New England’s Young Professionals Committee. Professionally, Sylvain is a Senior Human Systems Engineer and leads the Training and Feedback Design research area at Aptima, Inc., where he provides expertise in human-centered system design. His research focuses on human-automation collaboration and multimodal interactions with artificial intelligence systems for government agencies (NASA, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security). Sylvain holds a S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supélec, France).

Contact Sylvain: sbruni@bostonpride.org

Malcolm Carey - Clerk Malcolm Carey – Clerk

Malcolm joined Boston Pride in 2004. Over the years, he has been heavily involved in the logistical aspects of all of the myriad aspects of Boston Pride’s events. In 2007 & 2008 he coordinated the Boston Pride Parade and in 2008 he joined the Board of Directors. He now serves as Boston Pride’s in house bookkeeper and is heavily involved in the finance committee and corporate governance. Malcolm holds a degree from in International Relations from Hawai’i Pacific University and has been working as an accounting professional in the Boston area since 2002. Malcolm’s hobbies include weightlifting, gardening, crochet and video games.

Contact Malcolm at mcarey@bostonpride.org.

Linda DeMarco - Vice-president Linda DeMarco – Vice-president

Linda DeMarco started as a volunteer for the Pride Committee in 1998 as coordinator of the Festival and was President of Boston Pride until 2013. She is currently the Vice-President of the Board of Directors. Linda is a successful entrepreneur and owner of Boston Pretzel Bakery Inc. for over 15 years. Linda also serves on the Board of Directors of the Faneuil Hall Merchants Association and the Small Merchants Association of Downtown Crossing. She brings her expertise in business and finance to Boston Pride. Linda met her spouse during a pride meeting many years ago and they still volunteer together during Pride week! When Linda isn’t working on Pride or twisting pretzels she is home with her partner enjoying their 3 cats and cheering on Boston’s home town sports teams. Her favorite thing about Pride is the smiles people have on their faces all day!

Contact Linda at ldemarco@bostonpride.org.

Staci Stift - Board memberStaci Stift – Board member

As one of the owners of Absolutli Goosed, a lounge in St. Louis, Staci Stift is excited to apply her knowledge and experience to her role on the Board of Boston Pride. Staci has been involved with Pride Organizations for over 15 years and is the immediate Past President of Pride St. Louis, Inc. As President, she led the Board in making large strides, including larger sponsorship donations and making the move of the festival to downtown St. Louis. Staci also served as the Festival Director for the 2012 – 2013 year. As festival director she was responsible for the design of the layout of the festival, the festival map, the Pride Guide, advertising layouts, permit guidance and overall team guidance for operations for the most successful festival the organization has ever achieved. Staci grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Staci and her wife have been married for nine years and have a wonderful seven year old son. Staci holds a Bachelor of Business from Belmont University and has over 20 years of marketing, business and fundraising experience.

Contact Staci at sstift@bostonpride.org.

Marco Torres - Board memberMarco Torres – Board member

Marco A. Torres has been a life long resident of the City of Boston. In 2005, Marco entered Public Service by being appointed by the Mayor of Boston, Thomas M. Menino as the Neighborhood Coordinator for the South End/Bay Village and then in 2006 he was appointed as the City-Wide Liaison to the Latino Community. During his time within the Menino administration Marco also served as the interim LGBT City-Wide Liaison as well. Currently Marco is the Program Supervisor at the BCYF-Blackstone Community Center in the South End. Marco is of Puerto Rican decent and in his personal time he enjoys sending time with friends and family, traveling and he also volunteers and gives of his time for many different causes and organizations throughout the City of Boston.

Contact Marco at mtorres@bostonpride.org.

Rob Zuromski - Board memberRob Zuromski – Board member

Rob is a Massachusetts native, born and raised south of the city.  While attending college in Rhode Island, Rob became very involved with Rhode Island Pride and the LGBTQ community of Rhode Island.  After graduating and spending a few years in Providence, Rob moved to Boston and settled in Boston’s South End.  In 2004, Rob started volunteering for Boston Pride at the former Stuart Street Block Party.  As the years progressed his involvement with Boston Pride deepened and the ties to the LGBTQ community grew.

Contact Rob at rzuromski@bostonpride.org.

Interested in Joining the Board of Directors?

If you want to join Boston Pride’s  Board of Directors, please complete the Board of Directors application and send it to:

The Boston Pride Committee
398 Columbus Ave. #285
Boston, MA   02116

If you have any questions, call the PrideLine at (617) 262-9405 or email sbruni@bostonpride.org.