James Maclay Oates is a businessperson who has been at the helm of 23 different companies. Presently, Mr. Oates is Chairman for John Hancock Municipal Securities Trust.
He is also President at Middlesex University, Managing Director at Wydown Group, Managing Director at Jon James LLC and Partner at Right Funding LLC and on the board of 18 other companies.
In his past career Mr. Oates occupied the position of Independent Trustee at John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund, Independent Chairman for Hudson Castle Group, Inc., President at Maxwell Building Corp., Advisor at Beaumont Financial Partners LLC, Chairman of Emerson Investment Management LLC, Chairman for John Hancock Funds III, Chairman of John Hancock Funds II, Chairman of John Hancock Funds, Inc., Chairman of Connecticut River Bank, NA and Chief Executive Officer at Neworld Bancorp, Inc.
James Maclay Oates received an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College.