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Paul Connor
Ron Young Memorial Recipient

Paul Connor is the epitome of a change-maker. Paul’s passion for the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest was evident the first time he engaged with the Board through today. And during his tenure as Board Chair between 1998 and 2004, the club saw tremendous expansion.


When Paul joined the Board of Directors in 1996, the organization was a single Clubhouse in Marlborough. During his time as Board Chair, the Club expanded to the current structure of three Clubhouses by opening a new facility on Hollis Street in Framingham and merging with the Boys & Girls Club of Hudson and the Hudson Youth Center – all to create the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest. In order to facilitate, and sustain, this significant growth, Paul oversaw a feasibility study that ultimately led to the creation of a new Strategic Plan and fund raising plan, as well as the establishment of the Executive Committee. After the merger, Paul continued to push the organization forward by helping to establish the computer technology centers in each of the three Clubhouses.


Paul is proud of the role he played in the organization’s growth knowing that this growth allowed the organization to live it’s mission, while ensuring quality and quantity of youth programming and financial viability for the future.


Paul also experienced significant success in his professional career. Paul worked over 43 years in Public Health for the federal government and private industry. He retired in 2019 as the Global Director of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability for Dow and Dupont’s Electronic Materials Divisions. In his position, he had global responsibility for all areas of Environment, Health, Product Safety, and Sustainability. During this period, he was also involved in over 25 company mergers, acquisitions and divestitures which had Paul overseeing significant expansion of a global footprint of more than 100 global locations. Paul served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Environment, Safety and Health Association (SESHA) between 2006 to 2016 and served as the Chair for four of those years. He was honored to be elected as a Fellow of SESHA in 2016 and received the industry organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

Paul is now enjoying retirement with his wife Filomena, their three children, Timothy, Matthew and Micaela, and their six grand children.

Paul worked closely with Ron Young during Ron’s tenure as CEO and Paul’s years as Board Chair. We are honored to celebrate all that Paul achieved through his work with the Clubs and recognize him again through this lifetime achievement award. On behalf of Ron, and his family, we are privileged to present Paul with the Ron Young Memorial Award.

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