Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the program?

We are pleased to present this year’s New Englander of the Year Celebration via the online platform Livestream. Livestream will not require microphone or camera access from our guests; you will be able to view the program through a web browser. Registered guests will receive a link to join the program on the morning of October 18.

How can I sponsor the program?

Thank you for expressing interest in participating in our program and hearing from our distinguished honorees and speakers. For sponsorship information, please click here or email

How many people from my organization can watch the event?

Access information depends on sponsorship level, so we encourage you to learn more about those options here or email

What if my organization is not a sponsor – can I still watch?

Individual members can register to watch by clicking here.

Can I view the program after the 18th?

Yes! We will share the program on this website and on our main site,, following the event. A link to the recording will also be emailed to all Council members and registered guests.

I have not gotten a link to access the event

All registered guests will receive a link to join the program on the morning of October 18. If you have not yet received that link, please email

Who will be featured on the event?

We look forward to hearing from our New Englander of the Year Honorees:

  • The Honorable Rosa DeLauro, U.S. Representative, 3rd Congressional District of Connecticut
  • Sandra L. Fenwick, Chief Executive Officer 2013–2021, Boston Children’s Hospital

  • Reshma Kewalramani, M.D., Chief Executive Officer & President, Vertex

In addition to our 2021 honorees, the program will also feature remarks from:

  • James T. Brett, President & CEO, The New England Council
  • John Hailer, 1251 Capital, New England Council Board Chairman
  • Becca Gould, American Tower Corporation, Event Co-Chair
  • Dennis Leonard, Delta Dental of Massachusetts, Event Co-Chair

Stay tuned for announcements in the coming weeks about other special guests!