Jack Connors becomes the best known and deepest-rooted member of Boston’s business community to join forces with Aaron Kushner, who is attempting to put together a bid for Boston Globe. “While Connors’s initial financial commitment is believed to be relatively small, his presence in the group could potentially lure other prominent investors into the fray, some of whom have been interested but noncommittal thus far,” writes Brian McGrory. The businessman’s background:
Connors founded the Boston advertising firm Hill Holliday, from which he is now retired. He serves as chairman of the board of Partners HealthCare, which includes Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is the state’s largest health care provider. He is also a legendary fund-raiser for various nonprofit — and recently, political — causes, including the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.