Emerson College is experiencing record-breaking application numbers and international acclaim as the premier institution in higher education devoted to communication and the arts, and liberal arts learning. The College is also a driving force in transforming Boston’s Downtown Crossing area into the arts and culture hub of the region. Emerson College President Lee Pelton says he belongs to the Chamber to contribute to and learn from a collaborative membership that works together to make Greater Boston and its people thrive.
Emerson College has been a member of the Chamber since 2004, and soon after coming to Boston five years ago, President Pelton became very active in the organization. Today, he is a member of the Chamber’s Board and serves on the Membership Committee. President Pelton says, “The Chamber adds significant value to Boston and the region and its business community. It has outstanding leadership programs and events, such as the Government Affairs Forum, at which we hear directly from our most important leaders.” Additionally, he highlights participation in one of the Chamber’s Economic Outlook Breakfasts as a representative of Emerson and the arts and culture community as one of the many benefits Emerson experiences from Chamber membership.
For President Pelton, the highest value of the Chamber is the community of people that make up the membership. “As the leading convener of the business community, the Chamber brings together a cross section of the region’s business leaders. The membership is made up of a diverse group of collaborative, talented, and civically-minded people, many of whom have contributed to making me a more effective president,” he said.