More than 300 Boston business leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals were in attendance on March 27th, 2018 celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Get Konnected!, Boston’s premier business networking event and the unveiling of the GK100, the 2018 List of Boston’s Most Influential People of Color.
“As an arts and culture leader, I am very grateful for this honor and recognition,” Howse remarked after the event. “And there is another layer that makes this so special, and that is the pleasure of being recognized with my fellow distinguished honorees. I could have had no better company than to share the evening with all of them.”
Colette Phillips, CEO of Colette Phillips Communications and Founder of Get Konnected!, noted, “We do not view the GK100 as a popularity list, but more of an opportunity to showcase the depth and breadth of culturally diverse talent in Boston who are contributing to the economic and social fabric of the city across various industries – including academia, business, health care, innovation and technology, and philanthropy. The GK100 should help us move beyond the phrase ‘we can’t find qualified candidates of color.’”
David C. Howse joined ArtsEmerson as executive director in 2015, and is fiscally and administratively responsible for multiple cultural venues in Downtown Boston.