May 8, 2007
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Brian E. Boyle ’69 of Truro, Mass., will serve as the Honorary Marshal at commencement exercises at Amherst College on Sunday, May 27. The Honorary Marshal follows the Sheriff of Hampshire County and the Faculty Marshal in the academic procession and bears a ceremonial mace, a symbol of order and authority. Boyle is the father of Alexandra Boyle, who will graduate from Amherst that day.

Boyle is a leader in operations research, engineering and finance in the technology sector. The chairman and chief executive officer of the Boyle Corporation, a management and strategic advisory firm, Boyle is also vice chairman of Boston Communications Group, a provider of managed services to the wireless telecommunications industry, and chair emeritus of MicroFinancial, a micro-ticket leasing company. Boyle served as chief executive officer of a number of software service, telecommunications and financial services companies. Boyle serves on the board of several companies, including Abt Associates, Darwin Partners and DentAMed.

Boyle served previously as chairman and chief executive officer of Credit Technologies, Inc. (now Lightbridge, Inc.), a supplier of software for the wireless telephone industry, and founded and operated a number of organizations servicing the telecommunications industry, including APPEX Corp. (later EDS Personal Communications Division of EDS Corporation, a global telecommunications service company).

After graduating from Amherst with a B.A. in mathematics, Boyle earned B.S. (1970), M.S. (1971), E.E. (1972) and Ph.D. (1974) degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Boyle is a member of the executive committee of the Amherst College Alumni Association and a member of the Truro Cultural Council.