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David A. Passafaro


Senior Vice President for External Affairs

David Passafaro is senior vice president for external affairs at New England Baptist Hospital, serving as the lead executive for NEBH’s Hospital of the Future project. In this role he is working to determine a new location for the NEBH Hospital of the Future, and further strengthen important relationships with the community.  External Affairs includes the offices of Community and Government Relations, Philanthropy, Real Estate and Construction. 

A well-respected and seasoned executive, Passafaro joined NEBH from Suffolk Construction Company, where he served as vice president for business development, corporate. While at Suffolk, he was responsible for business development and client relationships for clients in the commercial, hospital, healthcare and higher education sectors in the Northeast.

Passafaro has also served as Vice President for Business Development at William A. Berry & Son Construction and Managing Director for Real Estate at Cambridge Associates Holdings Company. He has extensive government and political experience, serving as Chief of Staff for the Office of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and President of Boston 2004 Inc., a single purpose, not-for-profit entity, charged to represent the City in staging the Democratic National Convention.

Passafaro currently serves as chairman of the board of directors for GMPCI, Ltd., and is a member of the board of Zoo New England. He recently served as vice chairman of the board and finance chairman for Boston Medical Center board of trustees. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Marquette University and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs and Foreign Policy from Georgetown University.