Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy; Big Night Entertainment Co-Founder Ed Kane; NE Patriots Foundation Josh Kraft; and State Legislature Way and Means Chair, Representative Aaron Michlewitz, and State Senator Nick Collins are among the 12 honorees with Harvard Kennedy School’s Ira Jackson, the first Inductee to the Get Konnected! DEI Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 26th, 6:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M. at the JFK Library and Museum

Governor Maura Healey will join more than 250 business, civic, and political leaders at Get Konnected ’s 16th Anniversary to honor 12 DEI Allies and the first inductee to its DEI Hall of Fame!

The special evening will include a celebration reception and a powerhouse panel discussion on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in corporate America and beyond featuring Bob Rivers, chairman and CEO of Eastern Bank; former Secretary of the Navy for the Obama Administration and Governor of Mississippi Ray Mabus; Tom Bartlett, former Chairman and CEO of American Tower; and Melanie Foley EVP and Chief Purpose and DEI Officer, Liberty Mutual.

The Discussion will be moderated by Liz Cheng of GBH and World Channel.

The distinguished honorees who will be recognized at this historic event include:

Louis Antonellis, Business Manager, IBEW Local 103
Massachusetts Senator Nick Collins, First Suffolk District
Sean Curran, Principal, Waterville Consulting
Ed Forry, Co-Founder Boston Neighborhood News & Dorchester Reporter
Bill Forry, Co-Publisher, Reporter Newspapers
Bill Giannino, President & CEO, United Way of Massachusetts Bay
Ed Kane, Co-owner, Big Night Entertainment Group
Sam Kennedy, President & CEO, Boston Red Sox-
Josh Kraft, President, New England Patriots Foundation
Massachusetts Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Third Suffolk District
Thomas O’Brien, CEO, HYM Investment Group
Chris Vogel, Editor-in-Chief, Boston Magazine
Chris Wayland, President & General Manager, NBC-owned Properties and Regional Sports Networks

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