Congratulations to our Executive Director Jay Kim for being named one of Boston’s Most Influential Men of Color by Get Konnected! in the Philanthropy and Social Justice category. Thanks to you Jay, for all that you do for our community—this recognition is well deserved!
And congratulations to all the honorees, this is an impressive list. Other honorees on the list include Deval Patrick the first Black Governor of Massachusetts, Carl Rodrigues, CEO of Harvard Allston Land Company, Scott Uzzell, the CEO of Converse; Navjot Singh, Senior Partner of McKinsey Quincy Miller, President of Eastern Bank; Marcelo Suarez- Orozco, Chancellor of UMass Boston and Damian Wilmot, the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer of Vertex and Founder of the New Commonwealth Fund and Segun Idowu, Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion, For the City of Boston. See the list here.
Get Konnected! celebrated its 15th Anniversary by honoring men of color, together with Colette Phillips Communications and their corporate partner Amazon. They hope that the Get Konnected! MOC list will serve as a strong reminder of the positive contributions men of color are making and that corporations and institutions will leverage this list to diversify their board of directors and C-Suites, and the media will leverage this list for new thought leaders and experts.