Governor Appoints Gina Perille to MBLC


November 27, 2018
Celeste Bruno
Communications Director
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The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to welcome Gina Perille of Boston, who has been appointed by Governor Charles D. Baker to serve on the nine-member board.

 “It is a tremendous honor to be named to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners by Governor Baker,” said Perille. “I look forward to serving the Commonwealth’s library communities and helping spread the word about the important role libraries play as civic anchors and cornerstones of our democracy.”

 Ms. Perille is the chief strategy & public affairs officer of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, a nonprofit cultural organization in Boston dedicated to engaging people of all ages in learning about government, democracy, and civic participation. She oversees external relations at the Institute, which encompasses marketing, government relations, public programs, and communications.

 Perille previously worked at Harvard where she was part of the University’s public affairs and communications division and served as the director of communications for the Harvard Library system. She worked for the City of Boston in the role of chief of communications and strategy for the Boston Public Library where she wrote the award-winning strategic plan, the BPL Compass; and led media, marketing, branding, and engagement efforts across twenty-five locations with a combined average of 800 monthly programs and exhibitions.

 In other roles, Perille led a global corporate foundation where she oversaw philanthropic, corporate culture, and corporate citizenship initiatives; and worked at a management consulting firm that advised government agencies, cultural organizations, academic institutions, and foundations.

 A former correspondent for The Boston Globe, Perille holds an MBA from Boston University and a BFA from the University of Illinois. She is a graduate of the LeadBoston social justice leadership program, volunteers with the Boston Pride Committee, and serves on the Corporate Executive Council for WGBH.

About MBLC

The Board of Library Commissioners ( is the agency of state government with the statutory authority and responsibility to organize, develop, coordinate and improve library services throughout the Commonwealth. The Board advises municipalities and library trustees on the operation and maintenance of public libraries, including construction and renovation. It administers state and federal grant programs for libraries and promotes cooperation among all types of libraries through regional library systems and automated resource sharing. It also works to ensure that all residents of the Commonwealth, regardless of their geographic location, social or economic status, age, level of physical or intellectual ability or cultural background, have access to essential new electronic information technologies and significant electronic databases.