UMass Boston Center for Collaborative Leadership

2015 Cohort Gathers for ELP Orientation

Fellows at Orientation

Members of the newly admitted 2015 Emerging Leaders Program cohort met on August 14 for orientation. The fellows learned that they will hear from prominent Boston area executives such as our founder, Sherry H. Penney; Jose Masso, communications director of Massport; Dani Monroe, founder and president of Center Focus International, Inc.; Rick Jakious, chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network; and Michelle Shell, chairperson of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Board (to name a few). Professor Marc Lavine briefed them on their team projects whose sponsors include: Massachusetts Business Roundtable and FEMA, UMass Boston Center for Social Policy, the Trotter Institute, Think College, Massachusetts Special Legislative Commission on Postpartum Depression, and Cradles to Crayons. Fellows also had a chance to mingle and get to know one another prior to the start of the program on September 8th. Click here to view a complete list of program participants.

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“ELP exposed me to people and organizations that I would have never had the opportunity to interact with. I will be diligent about retaining and growing those relationships for the future.”
Jeremy Blanche
Citizens Bank
ELP Fellow 2009