Honoring Boston’s Best and Brightest

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce hosts a variety of awards programs throughout the year that recognize and celebrate the inspiring individuals and organizations who are making an impact in their workplace and communities.

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Celia Richa
Celia Richa

Senior Vice President, Programs

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

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Pinnacle Awards 22

Pinnacle Awards

The Pinnacle Awards is the premier event for women in business, and honors incredible leading women for their outstanding contributions to the workplace and commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the region.

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Dr. Aisha Francis

President & CEO, Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology

Achievement in Arts & Education Aisha Francis, PhD, is the president of Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology and the first woman to lead…Read more

Jess Ackerman

Audit & Assurance Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Achievement in the Professions Jess Ackerman is an Audit & Assurance partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP (“Deloitte”), where she focuses on…Read more

Devanshi Purohit

Associate Principal | Urban Design, CBT

Emerging Executive Devanshi is an Associate Principal at Boston-based design firm CBT, with expertise in urban design, planning, and environmental resiliency….Read more

Democratic Whip Katherine Clark

5th District of Massachusetts, U.S. House of Representatives

Achievement in Management – Government Congresswoman Katherine Clark proudly serves the Fifth District of Massachusetts. She was first elected in a special…Read more

Lauren Baker

Founder, Wonderfund

Achievement in Management – Nonprofit Lauren Baker currently serves as the First Lady of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts alongside her husband, Governor…Read more

Dr. Maya R. Said

Founder & CEO, Outcomes4Me Inc.

Achievement in Entrepreneurship Dr. Said is the founder and CEO of Outcomes4Me, a health technology company focused on providing patients diagnosed with…Read more

Sandra Cotterell

CEO, Codman Square Health Center

Achievement in Health Care & Life Sciences Sandra Cotterell, joined Codman Square Health Center in 1994 as COO and was appointed CEO in 2011. During…Read more

Mary Anne Heino

President & CEO, Lantheus

Achievement in Management – Private Mary Anne Heino brings to Lantheus 30 years of diverse pharmaceutical industry experience. Joining Lantheus in April…Read more

Juliette Kayyem

Faculty Chair of the Homeland Security and Security & Global Health Projects, Harvard Kennedy School

Lifetime Achievement In academia, private sector, government and media, Professor Juliette Kayyem is an international leader in crisis management and…Read more

Annual Meeting 

Our Annual Meeting is the top Greater Boston business convening of the year, and we are committed to bringing our community together again. The Annual Meeting convenes more than 1,300 business and civic leaders from across the region to induct new members into the Academy of Distinguished Bostonians, hear from a prominent keynote speaker, and connect with each other across companies and industries.

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2023 Distinguished Bostonians

Brian Moynihan

Chair of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America

Brian Moynihan leads a team of more than 210,000 employees dedicated to making financial lives better for people, companies of every size, and institutional investors…Read more

Callie Crossley HS
Callie Crossley

Host, Commentator, GBH

Callie Crossley is the Host of the radio show and podcast Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, which airs on GBH, 89.7 FM Sundays from 6:00 to 7 p.m. Her award-winning…Read more

John E. Drew

Founder & Chairman, The Drew Company

John E. Drew is founder and Chairman of the Drew Company, a Boston-based real estate management and development company. He is the developer of the Seaport Complex,…Read more

Small Business of the Year Awards
Small Business of the Year Awards

Small Business of the Year Awards

The Small Business of the Year Awards ceremony honors 10 small, high-growth businesses that demonstrate achievement in management, workplace excellence, product innovation, and social responsibility, with a commitment to growing in Greater Boston.

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2023 Honorees

Curio Spice Co


Curio Spice, a woman-owned, Certified B Corporation, specializes in making unique spices and spice blends used by restaurants as well as home cooks. By sourcing…Read more

Denterlein, Public Relations Agency


A woman-owned, independent public relations agency, Denterlein inspires and influences people while boosting loyalty and managing risk for clients. Geri Denterlein,…Read more

MK3 Creative


MK3 Creative, a creative services agency, offers multimedia solutions that help clients tell their story and build their brand. In addition to creating innovative…Read more

Fresh Food Generation


Fresh Food Generation is a farm to plate, multi-cultural, food truck, restaurant, and catering company that works to increase access to healthy, locally-sourced,…Read more

Gallery Eye Care LLC


Since 2014, Gallery EyeCare LLC has been a leading provider of optometry services and vision care products. The expert eye doctors at their Roxbury optometry office…Read more

Boston Cityscapes


For close to three decades, Boston Cityscapes, a women-owned business, puts their passion for plants into action by focusing on “biophilic design.” Boston Cityscapes…Read more

Ten Outstanding Young Leaders

The Ten Outstanding Young Leaders (TOYL) Awards are about Boston’s present, and more importantly, Boston’s future. Honorees represent the region’s emerging young leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the civic and business environment and the quality of life in Greater Boston.

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2023 Honorees

Alain Mathieu

Attorney, Mintz

Alain is the son of Haitian immigrants who grew up on Long Island, NY. He has been in New England for 15 years, during which he studied at Bowdoin College, attended…Read more

Anthony Richards

Vice President of Equitable Business Development, MassHousing

Tony Richards is the Vice President of Equitable Business Development at Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing). In his role, he works intentionally…Read more

Brian Awe

President, The Fallon Company

Brian Awe was named president and partner of The Fallon Company in March 2022. He is responsible for all business operations and plays a pivotal role in creating,…Read more

Carl Rodrigues

Chief Executive Officer, Harvard University – Harvard Allston Land Company

Carl serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Harvard Allston Land Company (HALC) where he is responsible for the development of Harvard University’s 36-acre…Read more

Chareeda Rustanavibul

Vice President, Startup Banking | Chief Convention Director, Silicon Valley Bank & NAAAP Boston

Chareeda Rustanavibul is a startup enthusiast, community builder, DEI advocate, and nonprofit executive. Chareeda works at Silicon Valley Bank as a Vice President…Read more

Gary Prado

Senior Legal Counsel, Fidelity Investments

Gary Prado is Senior Legal Counsel at Fidelity Investments, where he serves as chief counsel to Fidelity’s private equity business, Devonshire Investors. Prior…Read more

Guadalupe Hayes-Mota

CEO & Founder, Healr Solutions

Guadalupe Hayes-Mota is a biotechnologist, entrepreneur, professor, and public servant with a diverse background spanning the private, public, and nonprofit sectors…Read more

Jessica Carless

Staff User Experience Researcher, Google

Jessica Carless is a User Experience Researcher on the Android team at Google Inc, where she leads innovative GenAI teams and workspaces to shape the future of mobile…Read more

Kleida Martiro

Partner, Glasswing Ventures

Kleida Martiro is a Partner at Glasswing Ventures with specialized expertise in data science, entrepreneurship, and product management. As the former Head of Data…Read more

Qingjian “QJ” Shi

Director, Asian Business Empowerment Council, The Boston Foundation

Qingjian Shi is a highly accomplished leader and advocate for the Asian American business community. Currently serving as the Director of the Asian Business Empowerment…Read more

Pacesetters Awards

Our Pacesetters Awards highlight the critical efforts being taken in procurement and supplier diversity to achieve economic inclusion for minority business enterprises and the communities from which they are born and operate. Launched in 2022, categories include Deal of the Year, Champion of the Year, and Pacesetters Company of the Year.

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2023 Award Winners

Company of the Year

Manulife/John Hancock

Champion of the Year

Rosanna Molinaro, Director of Procurement and Contracts Management, Department of Planning, Real Estate, and Facilities, Northeastern University

Partnership of the Year

Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and Casablanca Services

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