BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX), the premier organization representing the New England technology and innovation community, announced the eight individuals chosen for the 2015 MITX Future Leaders Group (FLG). The eight individuals were selected from a group of exceptionally talented nominees based on leadership skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and early impact on the Massachusetts innovation ecosystem.
Members of the FLG benefit from exclusive networking and mentoring with technology and innovation leaders, along with engagement with the MITX Board of Directors. Over the course of the year they will work together to identify a need in the New England’s innovation and technology community and create a solution to address it. For MITX, the FLG serves as a valuable resource for the organization; providing a fresh perspective on up-and-coming innovation, marketing, and technology trends.
“MITX’s Future Leaders Group is, to me, one of our most exciting initiatives,” said Amy Quigley, President of MITX. “This program brings together some of the brightest, most driven, creative young talent in our community, and I am honored to welcome this year’s group of outstanding individuals. I’m eager to see what they will achieve.”
In alphabetical order, the 2015 Future Leaders Group are:
- Vishal Chandawarkar, Senior Account Executive, Mullen Lowe
- Tom Flanagan, Director, Strategic Partnerships, DataXu
- Lauren Krensky, Project Manager, Agency Business Development, Google
- Colby Marques, Senior Account Manager, Adelphic
- Nicole Potocki, Senior Product Manager, Viral Gains
- Chris Roe, Data Science Manager, Wayfair
- Jessica Russo, Project Coordinator, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
- Brigid Sweeney, Senior Associate, Global New Business & Agency Marketing, Racepoint Global
Nominees for the FLG are named by an established executive leader within the MITX community. Once nominated, candidates compose creative essays in response to questions designed to provoke innovative thought, and allow the true visionaries to stand out. The final group is chosen by the MITX Future Leaders Group Committee.
“We are so proud of the 2014 FLG class. It’s been exciting to watch them connect and grow throughout the past year. They’re a dynamic team and we’re eager to watch as they continue to plan Celebrate Boston, the kick-off party for HubWeek 2015, and see what they do next in their careers.”
This is the sixth Future Leaders Group class. Last year’s FLG class – Sarah Bedrick, Manager, HubSpot Academy, Hubspot - Jenna Camann, Director of Digital & Creative Services, TD Garden/Boston Bruins - Brin Chartier, Marketing Manager, Tablelist - Brian Gargan, Video Specialist Lead, YouTube, Google - Moritz Plassnig, Co-Founder & CEO, Codeship.io - Hannah Weber, Account Executive, C Space - Jennie White, Account Executive, Fiksu – move to “alumni” status and will continue to advise MITX and the new class of the FLG. Brin Chartier will be joining the MITX board for the 2015-2016 year.
“MITX’s Future Leaders Group is made up of the most talented young professionals in Boston. It’s a place where you’ll connect with like-minded people and impact the future of Boston,” shared Jennie White, Fiksu.
Established in 1996, MITX brings together restless companies and individuals that comprise the Massachusetts technology and innovation eco-system and inspires members with provocative ideas, meaningful connections and conversation. For more information, visit http://www.mitx.org.