MBC Appoints Hopson as Executive Director

Michelle Hopson

Beverly, MA – The Massachusetts Building Congress (MBC) recently announced the appointment of Michelle Hopson as executive director. Hopson succeeds director Jan Breed, who served the organization for three decades.

“We are fortunate to be announcing a transition between two respected and talented association management professionals, Jan to Michelle, and to build on the goodwill and member support the MBC is known for,” said Fran Harrison, MBC president and director of business strategy at SMRT Architects and Engineers. “As a century-plus cornerstone of the Massachusetts design and construction industry, MBC looks forward to continuing to support the AEC industry in relevant and unique ways. Michelle will be an important part of that effort.”

Hopson is a nonprofit executive and entrepreneur with 15 years of experience advising nonprofit boards and managing the financial, program, and organizational growth of professional associations. Her experience includes consulting with and working with several nonprofit organizations supporting the AEC industry, including the Connecticut Building Congress.

“I am thrilled to join such a dedicated group of board and committee volunteers at the MBC, and to help continue MBC’s tradition of quality programs and a welcoming environment for all individuals across the industry,” Hopson said. “I feel as though everything I’ve learned in my career to date has prepared me for this important role.”