In partnership with the firm’s Managing Partner, Tina Bussone is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the firm with oversight of human resources, marketing and business development, accounting and information systems. With over 14 years of senior-level experience in the professional services field, Tina brings a wealth of knowledge in strategic planning, talent acquisition, process design and improvement, and relationship building.
In the community, Tina serves as Board Chair of the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts. She also serves on the boards of the Center for Living & Working and CMEA.
Tina served as Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer at LECG, LLC in Washington, D.C. She holds an M.B.A. in Management Science from George Washington University and a B.S. in Russian Area Studies from Georgetown University.
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Jennifer Irvine works closely with senior leadership to execute high level marketing and business development initiatives, and partners with the firm’s specialists in relevant fields to develop high-impact messages, media placements, programs and strategies.
Her department is responsible for group and individual strategic planning, branding, marketing collateral, advertising, seminars and events, public/media relations, digital, the website, social media and internal/external communications. She serves as a liaison to professional, industry and trade associations on behalf of the firm.
After being nominated by her colleagues, Jennifer was honored for Excellence in Marketing as part of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Excellence in the Law Awards in 2019. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Worcester Center for Crafts, a community of creatives and makers dedicated to the promotion, appreciation and teaching of craft, and on the Board of Directors for ArtsWorcester, a nonprofit art center that seeks to engage artists and the public to sustain and celebrate contemporary art. She is a member of the Women’s Advisory Network Board for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and was selected for the 2017 Boston Future Leaders Program.
In addition, she is a Museum Council Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and previously served two terms on both the Steering Committee and the Summer Party Host Committee. After many years of service on the board of directors, she served as president of the Legal Marketing Association, New England Chapter. She earned her B.A. in Public Policy from Hamilton College and holds Marketing Strategy and Digital Marketing Certificates from Cornell University.
Director of Human Resources
Eveline (Evie) Wheeler is an accomplished HR professional with over 20 years of experience in a variety of industries including healthcare, insurance, software consulting services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and now, law. Evie is responsible for implementing human resource management strategies that enable Bowditch & Dewey to recruit, train, and retain professional, high performing, motivated employees. Evie specializes in employee engagement, relationship building, performance management, employee benefits, learning and development.
Evie’s experience includes establishing the HR function in two fast growing start-ups where she created highly successful HR departments from the ground up in companies growing over 100% in 6 months. In these start-up environments, Evie was responsible for developing and implementing on-boarding, training and development, performance management, employee retention, benefits management and employee relations policies and strategies (as well as watering the plants on Friday!).
Evie graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Education and Fine Arts from Brandeis University. She is a member of SHRM, NEHRA and CMEA.
Director of Information Systems
Jason Matthew is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the firm’s information technology resources. He develops and oversees the information technology capital budget and ensures that appropriate hardware, software and communications systems are implemented, maintained and upgraded. He works closely with all levels of management to develop short- and long-term information services to provide technology support capabilities to the firm.
Jason serves as IT director and Board Member for Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides adoption and placement, veterinary care and comprehensive evaluation to abandoned, mistreated and neglected golden retrievers of all ages and medical needs.
Prior to joining Bowditch, Jason was Information Technology Manager at law firm Fletcher Tilton PC. He also has experience as Systems Administrator for the Office of District Attorney, Norfolk County, and as a Senior Consultant at Vista Information Technologies (formerly MTS).
Director of Finance
Frank Armenio is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the firm’s finance and accounting resources. He develops and oversees the accounting department, which includes billing, accounts payable, cash receipts and general accounting. He ensures that the firm’s books are closed in a timely and accurate manner, along with preparation of budgets and forecasts. Frank is responsible for implementing and supporting financial management strategies that enable Bowditch & Dewey to be a profitable organization.
Prior to joining Bowditch, Frank was a partner at B2B CFO and ran his own CFO services practice. He has 30-plus years of progressive accounting/finance experience that has taken him from the staff accountant to the CFO role at several organizations. A Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM), Frank serves on the Small Business Committee of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
Frank graduated with honors with a B.S. in Accounting from Northeastern University, along with an MBA from Suffolk University.