Annual Dinner

Over 1700 Gather for 2018 Annual Dinner

2018 Annual Dinner Group Photo

The New England Council’s 2018 Annual Dinner took place on the evening of Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center in Boston.  Over 1700 guests representing a wide array of industries and all six New England states gathered as the Council honored four remarkable New Englanders of the Year:

  • General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Jeffrey Leiden, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman, President and CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Staff Sergeant (ret) Travis Mills, Army Veteran and Founder, Travis Mills Foundation
  • The Honorable Niki Tsongas, U.S. House of Representatives

We are grateful to our Annual Dinner co-chairs, Darren Donovan, Managing Principal at KPMG, and Bob Rivers, CEO of Eastern Bank, we well as our many sponsors.

More About Our Honorees

View Bill Brett’s Photos

If you are interested in participating in the dinner as a sponsor, please contact Larry Zabar at lzabar@newenglandcouncil.com or (617) 723-4009.  Individual tickets are also available for $500.

About the New Englander of the Year Awards

The highlight of each year’s Annual Dinner is the presentation of the prestigious “New Englander of the Year” awards.  First presented over 40 years ago, the award is meant to honors residents of the New England states for their commitment and contributions in their fields of work, as well as their leadership and impact on the New England region’s quality of life and economy.  Over the years, has honored leaders from both the public and private sectors, including U.S. Senators and Representatives, Governors, cabinet secretaries, college presidents, non-profit executives, and CEOs of some of the region’s most respected and successful businesses.

View past New Englander of the Year Award recipients.

View more about the 2017 Annual Dinner.

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