National Brain Tumor Society Appoints Michael J. Nathanson as Chair of its Board of Directors

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Michael J. Nathanson, CEO of The Colony Group, Appointed Chair of National Brain Tumor Society's Board of Directors

Michael J. Nathanson

National Brain Tumor Society, the largest nonprofit dedicated to the brain tumor community in the United States, today announced the appointment of Michael J. Nathanson as Chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Nathanson is Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of The Colony Group, a leading, independent wealth management company with nearly $3 billion in assets under management and offices in Boston, as well as other cities along the East Coast. Mr. Nathanson has been active with the National Brain Tumor Society for several years and most recently served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors.

"Michael has been a tremendous asset to the National Brain Tumor Society Board of Directors during his time as Vice Chair," said N. Paul TonThat, Executive Director, National Brain Tumor Society. "As Chair, his leadership and experience will continue to assist the Organization as we embark on many exciting new initiatives in support of our mission to find better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for brain tumor patients."

Mr. Nathanson is a proven business leader and highly active in his community, both personally and professionally. As a respected member of the financial services and legal communities, he is deeply committed to sharing his knowledge and experiences with colleagues, clients, and peers. In addition to his service with the National Brain Tumor Society, Mr. Nathanson is a member of the Israel Bonds National New Leadership Board and has served on the Investment Committee of the Massachusetts Service Alliance, as well as a Trustee and Director of the Needham Historical Society.

Named five times by Barron’s Magazine as one of the top 100 independent financial advisors in the nation, Mr. Nathanson has held several senior positions at The Colony Group, including Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel. Previously, Mr. Nathanson was a senior partner at the prestigious law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. He received his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) from Brandeis University.

About National Brain Tumor Society
National Brain Tumor Society is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the brain tumor community in the United States. We are fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and those who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means aggressively driving strategic research and advocating for public policies, which meet the critical needs of this community. To learn more visit

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