BOSTON GLOBE: Fidelity’s Abigail Johnson will be among those honored as a ‘New Englander of the Year’
As originally appearing in The Boston Globe

By Chris Reidy, Globe Staff

Abigail P. Johnson, president of Fidelity Financial Services, will be among the recipients of a “New Englander of the Year” presented by the New England Council, a regional business organization, at an awards ceremony later this week in Boston.

Other award recipients this year include US Representative John Larson of Connecticut, SBLI chief executive Robert Sheridan, and historian and author David McCullough, the New England Council said in a press release.

Johnson was recently elevated to the number two role at Fidelity Investments, the Boston investment giant, reporting to her father, Edward “Ned” C. Johnson 3d.

In a media advisory, the council said of Abigail Johnson, “She continues the spirit of family enterprise and community involvement that has defined the Johnsons for generations.”

The awards were first presented in 1964, and past recipients include former US Senators George Mitchell and Edward M. Kennedy, Red Auerbach of the Boston Celtics, and Jack Welch of General Electric.

According to the council, more than 1,400 members are expected to be in attendance at the awards ceremony Thursday at the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center in Boston.

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