Sylvain Bruni – President
Sylvain is a Human Systems Engineer and leads the Training and Feedback Design capability 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). He is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Department of Defense Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group.
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 Leadership Council and the French American Chamber of Commerce in New England’s Young Professionals Committee. Email Sylvain: firstname.lastname@example.org
Malcolm Carey – Clerk
Malcolm is not shy about telling anyone who asks why he got involved in Pride. He happily replies, “I joined Pride to meet guys.” During a blizzard in January 2004, Malcolm walked into the first volunteer recruitment meeting of the year and has been with Boston Pride ever since. Over the years he has been heavily involved in the production of the Pride Parade and in 2008 joined the Board of Directors as a member of the finance committee, applying his 9-5 job knowledge to the organization he has grown to love. In his imaginary free time, Malcolm crochets, plays Dungeons and Dragons and wastes endless hours with his Pokemon. Malcolm’s initial reason for getting involved with Boston Pride paid off: He met his boyfriend of 6 years during his first Pride stint and they now care for a rabbit and 5 chinchillas together. Email Malcolm: email@example.com.
Linda DeMarco – Vice-president
Linda DeMarco started as a volunteer for the Pride Committee in 1998 as coordinator of the Festival and is currently the 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 the Boston Pride Committee. 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! Email Linda: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marco Torres – Board member
Bio coming soon… Email Marco: email@example.com.
Rob 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. Currently Rob oversees the Back Bay Block Party, Main Stage Lounge at the festival, and all liquor sponsorships. Contact Rob at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.