Event Program

Welcome Remarks

James T. Brett

President & CEO, The New England Council

Event Emcee
Latoyia Edwards

Anchor, NECN/NBC10 Boston

Opening Remarks

John Hailer

President, 1251 Capital Group
Chairman, The New England Council

Event Co-Chair
Pamela Everhart

Senior Vice President, Head of Regional Public Affairs
& Community Relations
, Fidelity Investments

Event Co-Chair
Amy Latimer

President, TD Garden

New Englander of the Year Awards Presentation

Introduction
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Acceptance Remarks
The Honorable Jim McGovern

U.S. Representative, 2nd Congressional District of Massachusetts

Introduction
The Honorable Charlie Baker

Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Acceptance Remarks
Udit Batra, Ph.D.

President & CEO, Waters Corporation

Acceptance Remarks
Chris Ross

Interim CEO, MilliporeSigma

Introduction
The Honorable Nicholas Burns

Former U.S. Ambassador to Greece and NATO

Acceptance Remarks
The Honorable Samantha Power

United States Ambassador to the United Nations, 2013–2017

Introduction
Deborah Jackson

President, Cambridge College

Acceptance Remarks
Marianne Harrison

President & CEO, John Hancock

Introduction
Reshma Kewalramani

CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Acceptance Remarks
Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D.

Founder & Director, Boston University Center for Antiracist Research

Closing Remarks

Event Emcee
Latoyia Edwards

Anchor, NECN/NBC10 Boston

James T. Brett

President & CEO, The New England Council