Honorees to be recognized at October 16 Annual Dinner
The New England Council is pleased to announce our 2013 New Englander of the Year honorees. The New Englander of the Year awards will be presented at the Council’s 2013 Annual Dinner on the evening of Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center. The Reception will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the Dinner to begin at 6:00 p.m.
2013 New Englanders of the Year
The Honorable Kelly Ayotte
United States Senator The Honorable Kelly Ayotte is a New Hampshire native who has devoted her life to public service – previously as a long-time prosecutor and New Hampshire Attorney General, and now in the United States Senate. She has quickly emerged as an influential voice in the Senate, where she serves on the Armed Services, Budget, Commerce, Homeland Security & Government Affairs, and Aging Committees.
Kenneth R. Feinberg Managing Partner, Feinberg Rozen, LLP Administrator of The One Fund Boston Kenneth R. Feinberg is a practicing lawyer and is best known as the pro-bono special master of the United States’ September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001. He has administered a fund to compensate the victims at Virginia Tech, managed the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund and is assisting with the awarding of settlements from Penn State. Most recently, he has been appointed the administrator of The One Fund Boston.
Robert L. Reynolds
President and Chief Executive Officer, Putnam Investments A highly-respected leader in the region’s business community, Mr. Reynolds has more than 30 years of investment and financial services experience and is a member of Putnam Investments’ Executive Board of Directors, and President of the Putnam Funds. Prior to joining Putnam in 2008, he was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Fidelity Investments. In addition to personal service on several non-profit boards, Mr. Reynolds has also established Putnam as a valuable corporate citizen that supports a variety of important community initiatives.
Chairman, Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. George Wein began his career in jazz as a pianist and bandleader in Boston. In 1950, he opened a small jazz club in a hotel called Storyville, and four years later, he founded the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. The success of the large, outdoor jazz festival has become an annual event and has led to Mr. Wein producing festivals all over the world.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Honorable Thomas M. Menino Mayor, City of Boston
The Honorable Thomas M. Menino is serving his fifth term as the Mayor of Boston. The Mayor’s vision for the city is that of a strong, welcoming community that provides unlimited opportunity for success. To that end, the Mayor has dedicated himself to forging partnerships to revitalize neighborhoods, strengthening the economy through workforce investment, and promoting innovation in education.