HAVERHILL — Two area business leaders have been appointed to the Northern Essex Community College Foundation Board.

William Cox Jr. of Haverhill and Kevin Kilday of Wilmington were added to the board.

Cox, who has his own law practice, is also the Haverhill city solicitor, a job he has held for more than 12 years. Cox has worked in the legal field for more than two decades in both the public and private sectors. A graduate of Bradford College, he also attended the University of London and American University. He earned his JD Degree from New England School of Law.

Prior to opening his private practice, Cox briefly served as assistant district attorney for Essex County.

Cox is serving his second five-year term as a member of the Northern Essex Board of Trustees. He was first appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick and was reappointed this year by Gov. Charlie Baker.

Kilday, the chief financial officer at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, previously served as treasurer of the Wilmington Youth Hockey organization, on the board of directors for YMCA Reading and as a member of the St. Thomas of Villanova Parish finance committee. He is affiliated with the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in finance and a master of business administration degree from Boston University.

Anna Jaques Hospital serves 17 cities and towns in the Merrimack Valley, North Shore and Southern New Hampshire.

The NECC Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing support for the college and its students. Incorporated in 1972, the foundation helps NECC by making connections with the business community, foundations and other potential revenue sources. It also hosts fundraisers and special events.

Money raised is used for student scholarships, equipment purchases, program revitalization efforts, faculty and staff development, and other needs as they arise and are approved by the Foundation Board of Directors. Board members are appointed to multi-year terms.

For more information about the NECC Foundation or giving to NECC, contact Jean Poth, vice president of institutional advancement, at 978-556-3624 or jpoth@necc.mass.edu.