Traditionally held each fall in Boston, the Annual Celebration brings together hundreds of business, non-profit, and academic leaders from throughout New England to celebrate the Council’s accomplishments, and to present the New Englander of the Year Award.
The 2022 Annual Celebration was held in person for the first time since 2019 on the evening of Monday, November 7, 2022, at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport. Over 1500 Council members and guests gathered to celebrate our incredible New Englanders of the Year, and our 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Willie O’Ree. Learn more about this year’s honorees below.
Special guests included Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, U.S. Representative Richard Neal, former U.S. Representative Joseph Kennedy III, Bridge Over Troubled Waters CEO Elisabeth Jackson, and Boston Bruins legend Ray Bourque. The program also featured musical performances by Springfield, MA native Michelle Brooks-Thompson, a finalist on NBC’s The Voice,
The Council is grateful to event co-chairs Dennis Leonard, CEO of Delta Dental of Massachusetts, and Becca Gould, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at American Tower Corporation, as well as all of our generous sponsors for making the 2022 Annual Celebration our most successful to date.