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Boston Scenes 5-10-18: The Massachusetts Women!

The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus and 300 Guests Celebrated four Good Guys and one of many Good Companies at it’s 17th Annual Good Guys Awards held recently at the Omni Parker House Hotel. The MWPC led by Roxbury native Gail Jackson-Blount endorses and works to help get women elected to political office and public policy positions in Massachusetts. The Good Guys Awards are held each year to recognize and thank men who work towards gender parity and the advancement of women in politics and business.

This year’s honorees are: Josh Bekenstein, Co-founder of Bain & Company, John Cruz, CEO of Cruz Companies, Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy, III, Ed Palleschi, Deputy Chief of Boards and Commissions in Governor Baker’s Office, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care with its Inaugural Corporate Champion Award!

Proceeds raised at this event help fund education and training programs sponsored by the MWPC Education Fund.

Photo Credit: Merrill Shea

Women of Cruz Construction
Rev. Liz Walker
Nancy Lotane, J Bekenstein and Sponsor
MWPC VP Pam Berman and Cong. Joe Kennedy
MWPC Board President Gail Jackson-Blount, Honoree John Cruz, CEO Cruz Construction and Reverand Lilz Walker, Rox. Presbytarian Church
MWPC Board Member Deloris Pettis, Banner Publisher Melvin Miller, and Claire Andrade-Watkins, PhD
Mel Miller with Congressman Kennedy, John and Barbara Cruz and...
Mayor Yvonne Spicer and Karen Voci, VP of the Foundation for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
MA Governor Charlie Baker, MWPC Pres. Gail Jackson-Blount, MWPC Good Guys Honoree Ed Palleschi and Lt. Governor Karen Polito
Karen Holmes Ward - Master of Ceremonies
John Cruz
HPHC Team at MWPC GG's Awards
Gail Jackson-Blount, Karen Holmes Ward, Pam Everhart, Sarah Ann Shaw
Barbara Cruz
Eric Schultz, HPHC CEO & Gail Jacskon-Blount, MWPC Board President
Famingham Mayor Dr. Yvonne Spicer, 2018 MWPC Good Guys Honoree Cong. Joe Kennedy, III and MWPC Board President Gail Jackson-Blount
Gail Jackson-Blount, Karen Holmes Ward, Pam Everhart, Sarah Ann Shaw