Eustacia Reidy MacNaught (Stacia) is Vice President, External and Community Affairs at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Stacia is responsible for developing the strategy and overseeing the execution of the company’s local government, philanthropic and community efforts, as well growing and enhancing Vertex’s reputation as a leading corporate citizen and trusted community partner. She has implemented several multifaceted and strategic partnerships to address inequities and community needs. Under her leadership, Vertex created a global STEAM education program to inspire the next generation of science leaders, including a partnership with Boston Public Schools, expanded its workforce development programs to diversify the talent pipeline, and deepened its commitment to social justice and racial equity.
Prior to joining Vertex, Stacia served in a similar role as the Chief of External Affairs at MassBio, overseeing all government affairs, economic development initiatives, and communications for the organization. During this time, she was instrumental in the development and passage of the $1B Life Sciences Initiative, including the creation of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.
Stacia has also held senior legislative staff positions with the Massachusetts House of Representatives in healthcare policy, and specifically the Medicaid program.
Deeply committed to the community, Stacia serves as a board member for several nonprofit organizations, including the Boston Private Industry Council, Camp Harbor View, Boston Beyond, i2 Learning, the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, and the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. She also serves as a volunteer at Milton Academy and a mentor to several first-generation Harvard College students.
Stacia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Harvard College and lives in Milton with her husband and three children.