From 1982 to 1986, he was the President of the Savings Banks Association of Massachusetts. He first joined the Savings Banks Association of Massachusetts as a legislative assistant in 1976, became Assistant Vice President in 1977, and Vice President and staff counsel in 1979.
He is a member of many professional and civic associations including Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts Building Authority. He is also currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the New England Center for Children, a member of the Executive Committee of the New England Council, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee of Suffolk Law School, and a member of the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Life Insurance Association of Massachusetts. Mr. Sheridan formerly served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance Capital Campaign.
Mr. Sheridan has received numerous awards and honors including: the Grand Bostonian Award in 2004, the 2005 Medal of Hope Award from the Organization for a New Equality, the 2005 Progress and Promise Award from the American Liver Foundation, the 2007 Children of Promise Award from the New England Center for Children, and the Rose Pessin Memorial Award from the Arc of Greater Boston in 2009. He has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association since 1977. He earned his B.A. at Boston College and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School.