Newton, MA (July 6, 2016) — CEO and entrepreneur Shawna Slack has been elected as the President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Boston Chapter (“EO Boston”) for the 2016-2017 year, effective July 1. In her role, she will lead the board of directors, create the strategic agenda for the chapter, and support the mission of the EO Community to champion learning and personal growth of members to maximize their contribution to the Massachusetts economy. EO Boston’s 120 members account for more than $1.8 billion in gross revenues and employ 4,600 people worldwide.

Slack is the Co-founder and CEO of Genesis Advisers, a Newton-based leadership development consultancy with an expertise in accelerating the performance of leaders entering new roles and the assimilation of them and their teams. As the Co-founder of the business, Shawna developed the business operations from the ground up resulting in a company serving large clients globally. Shawna delineated the infrastructure for the company and championed its signature program, The First 90 Days.

Prior to Genesis, Shawna was a principal at YankeeTek Ventures, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based high-tech venture capital fund.

She lives in West Newton, MA, with her three children, and holds a BA from New York University and an MBA from MIT Sloan.

“I am honored to serve my peers in the EO Boston chapter as President with our theme this year of ‘Engagement’,” said Slack. “I am passionate about the mission of our organization: to help leading entrepreneurs learn and grow. EO transforms the lives of its most engaged members– and by extension — the world.”


About the Entrepreneurs’ Organization: EO is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000 influential business owners with 155 chapters in 50 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.

About Genesis Advisers: Established in 2003 by Shawna Slack and Dr. Michael Watkins, Genesis Advisers is the leading global expert in leadership transitions and the exclusive provider of First 90 Days coaching, workshops, materials and online services. Genesis Advisers offers solutions for senior executives, teams, organizations, and individuals at all levels who are entering a new role or a new challenge. Dr. Watkins is the author of the business best seller The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter (Harvard Business Press, 2003, 2013).

For more information or for media inquiries, contact Sarah Murphy at Genesis Advisers at 617-916-5815.