James Rudolph Named a Distinguished Leader by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce

Pictured left to right: Joseph Riley, Chairman of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce; Jim Rudolph, Managing Partner of Rudolph Friedmann, LLP; and Karen Andreas, President and CEO of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. Photo credit: North Shore Chamber of Commerce and Mike Dean Photos

The North Chamber of Commerce named Rudolph Friedmann LLP managing partner James Rudolph a 2021 to its Academy of Distinguished Leaders at its Annual Dinner, which featured keynote speaker Governor Charlie Baker. The Distinguished Leaders award was created 10 years ago to recognize professionals who are making a significant impact on the North Shore through their leadership, creativity and innovation, and proven economic and social endeavors.

An experienced business attorney, Jim is a long-time, active member of the Chamber and has served on the organization’s Board of Directors since 2009. His work throughout the North Shore includes serving as a Trustee for more than twenty years of the Governor’s Academy (currently as Board Vice President) and serving as a member of both the Swampscott (Chairman for six years) and Marblehead Zoning Boards of Appeal. Jim also served three terms as a Selectman for the Town of Swampscott, is a former commissioner and trustee of the Essex National Heritage Commission, and past president and a board member of the Jewish Rehabilitation Center for the Aged of the North Shore. Throughout his professional career, Jim has chaired and served as a director, trustee or member of numerous boards and committees and his leadership roles extend beyond the North Shore. He is a former New England Chair for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and is currently co-chair of the ADL Board of Overseers. He is also on the Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. Additionally, Jim is past President and long-time member of the board of Associated Builders and Contractors.


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