The Boston Junior Chamber of Commerce's 55th Annual Ten Outstanding Young Leader Awards

BOSTON--()--Aug. 1, 2006--The Boston Junior Chamber of Commerce (Boston Jaycees) will host its' annual black tie gala at the Colonnade Hotel, Boston, on September 21, 2006, to honor ten individuals ages 21 to 40 who have contributed to the Greater Boston community through their exceptional professional, civic, and personal achievements. The Ten Outstanding Young Leader (TOYL) award honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of judges from nominations submitted by the general public.

Past TOYL recipients include John F. Kennedy (1952), Bob Cousy (1957), F. Lee Bailey, Esq. (1965), Janet Langhart (1977), Leonard Zakim (1984), Roger Berkowitz (1987), Deborah Jackson (1991), John Valentin (1998), Heather Kahn (1999), Virginia Buckingham (2001), and Anthony Galluccio (2001).

We are pleased to announce this year's 2006 TOYL Award honorees:

Susan M. Esper - Partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Kathleen Cloherty Henry - Associate, Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP

Grace H. Lee - Deputy Treasurer, General Counsel, Office of the Treasurer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Crista R. Martinez - Executive Director, Families First Parenting Programs

Andrew O'Brien - Deputy Chancellor, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Joanne Pokaski - Director of Workforce Development, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Serena M. Powell - Executive Director, Community Work Services of Boston

John Tobin - Boston City Councillor, Boston City Council

Steven W. Wardell - Principal, Apeiron Partners LLC

John Werner - Executive Director, Boston, Citizen Schools

All are welcome to join the Boston Jaycees in honoring these outstanding individuals from our community. Tickets for the awards ceremony dinner are now available. For more information regarding TOYL visit our website, or contact the Boston Jaycees at or call 888-274-8682 x205.

The Boston Jaycees is a volunteer organization of young professionals, between ages 21 to 40, dedicated to developing leadership skills and individual growth through the management of and participation in community service and educational programs. We are the local chapter of the United States Jaycees consisting of 64,000 members nationwide, and affiliated with Junior Chamber International in over 110 countries.


The Boston Junior Chamber of Commerce
Alyssa Vanderpool, 888-274-8682 x205


The Boston Junior Chamber of Commerce
Alyssa Vanderpool, 888-274-8682 x205