The D&O Diary was on assignment in Boston last week, to attend and participate in the PLUS Boston Chapter event and to participate in some other meetings as well – including a memorable event at Fenway Park (pictured left). I was fortunate to enjoy some beautiful weather while I was in Beantown. I realized shortly after my arrival that it has been a while since I have been to Boston. It is remarkable what has happened to the city in the interim – it really has been transformed.
The PLUS chapter event was held at the Federal Reserve Bank building, a great event venue. It was an honor to be a part of this well-planned and well-attended event. I would like to congratulate the steering committee for this excellent event. In particular, I would like to congratulate Maureen Mulligan of the Peabody & Arnold (pictured below), who led the event planning committee and who was tireless in making sure that the content portion of the program went forward smoothly.
The reception following the chapter event was held on the rooftop terrace of the Federal Reserve Bank building. The terrace afforded spectacular views of the city, including a great view the revitalized Seaport district. The picture below shows the view; the brick building in the foreground are venerable Boston structures, but most of the other buildings in the picture are recent additions. The new headquarters of GE will be located in the area depicted as well.
The reception was a great event and I enjoyed to opportunity to talk to many familiar industry colleagues, as well as to make some new friends as well.
The next morning after the PLUS chapter session, I attended an industry event at Fenway Park sponsored by the Conner Strong & Buckelew agency. Fenway Park, it turns out, is one of the all-time great venues for a business meeting. The program included a guided tour of the facility, which was great. I would like to thank Conner Strong, and in particular Heather Steinmiller for inviting me to be a part of their great event.
More Pictures of Boston:
My schedule in Boston included an opportunity to enjoy a great lunch with my good friend Dave Williams of Chubb. Many readers will recall that Dave is a past PLUS President.
A replica of The Beaver, one of the three ships involved in the Boston Tea Party, and the Boston Tea Party Museum (which is located just opposite the restaurant where Dave Williams and I had lunch).