Each year Boys State alumni volunteered over a combined 8500 hours during the week of the program, some traveling from as far as the midwest. They come from a diverse field of professions including public servants, soldiers, lawyers, businessmen, economist, professors and engineers.

James Fletcher

James Fletcher (Fletch) is a 12 year veteran of the Boys State program. He is a 2011 graduate of The College of the Holy Cross, where he was the captain of his NCAA Division I Cross Country & Track teams, and earned a Masters in Public Health from the Tufts University School of Medicine in 2013. He is an educator and public policy advisor, and also works in scholastic development at Marathon Sports. He has worked on and managed multiple political campaigns, including campaigns for Governor and State Senate, and was a candidate for City Council in Woburn in 2013. Mr. Fletcher is currently the Boys & Girls Cross Country and Track Coach at Woburn Memorial High School, and was the 2017 Boston Globe Girls Indoor Track Coach of the Year.   

Attended Boys State: 2006

Program Responsibilities: Director of Programming, Academics, and Staffing, Board of Directors, Program Advisor to the American Legion, Dean of Political Science.


Dan Peterson

Dan Peterson is a 2013 graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy who is an Operational Engineer with Shire Pharmaceuticals. Raised in Foxboro he is a graduate of Xavierian Brothers High School. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, traveling, snowboarding, riding his motorcycle, and going to Fenway Park. Boys State ‘08 he was a Town Moderator as well as Speaker of the House.

Attended Boys State: 2008

Program Responsibilities: Senior Counselor


John J. Brady

John Brady (“JB”) is an executive coach, keynote speaker and frequent media source on matters related to corporate and career performance. Mr. Brady’s current and recent clients span the U.S. and the U.K., including senior managers and executives of Goldman Sachs, GE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Apple, Shell, Aramark, Fidelity, AstraZeneca, Comcast, IBM, UBS, Chubb, Willis Towers Watson, Thomson Reuters, and the Federal Government of the United States, among others.

Mr. Brady is a veteran of the education, banking, and technology sectors. He holds a B.S. in English Education, and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration; both from the School of Education at Boston University, and an M.B.A. from the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College which recognized him as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2006.

Attended Boys State: 1989

Program Responsibilities: Board of Directors, Senior Counselor, Samsung Scholarship Competition, Joe Nasiatka Award


J. Li

J. is a 2015 graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Computer Networking. He is currently working in the Information Technology field in the Greater Boston area. In his spare time he enjoys trying new foods, traveling, hiking, as well as keeping up with the latest technologies.

Attended Boys State: 2010

Program Responsibilities: Senior Counselor, Dean of Elections



Jeff Feely

Jeff is a 2016 graduate of Bridgewater State University where he received Bachelor’s Degrees in Information Systems Management and Economics. He is currently a Project Manager on the Customer Optimization Team at the cloud-based Unified Communications Company Fuze. Raised in Norton Massachusetts Jeff is a graduate of Southeastern Regional High School in South Easton Massachusetts. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching football and going to as many Boston Red Sox games as he can.

Attended Boys State: 2010

Program Responsibilities: Senior Counselor, Dean of Elections


Mike Ricciuti

Mike Ricciuti is a 2018 graduate of Tufts University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Quantitative Economics. At Tufts, he held leadership offices in two academic organizations and competed on the university’s varsity rowing team. Mike works as a data scientist in the telecommunications industry. In his spare time, he enjoys trying new restaurants, cheering on Boston’s sports teams, and traveling across the United States as he works toward his goal of visiting all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums.

Attended Boys State: 2013

Program Responsibilities: House & Senate Legislature