BOSTON– Museum of Science Boston President Tim Ritchie will be the Guest of Honor at New England Choice Awards gala on Nov. 19 at Hilton Woburn Hotel in Woburn, MA.
Starting in February 2020, Mr. Ritchie has brought the Museum a vision for reaching 100 million people a year by 2030, and for creating experiences that bring science to people at the pace of change.
“It’s a great honor to have Mr. Ritchie as our Guest of Honor,” said Dr. Manju Sheth, MD, creator of NECA Awards and CEO of INE MultiMedia, a Waltham, MA-based (501c-3) non-profit organization devoted to promoting and supporting charitable organizations, art, culture, education and empowerment. “We and the Indian-American community is thrilled to welcome him at the NECA event.”
Mr. Ritchie has served as the president of science centers across the country including, McWane Science Center, in Birmingham, Alabama, and the Tech Interactive, in San Jose, California.
He received his B.A. from Davidson College, his J.D. from Duke Law School, and his M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Renowned nephrologist, philanthropist, community activist and Visterra President and CEO Dr. Brian Pereira will be honored with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award at the New England Choice Awards Gala. In addition to Dr. Pereira, six leading Indian American go-getters and super achievers from academics to business to healthcare, and a non-profit organization will be awarded the prestigious New England Choice Awards.
This year’s NECA award recipients are: Madhu Sudan, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Sciences at John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University; Indira Viswanathan Peterson, a leading scholar of Sanskrit, Tamil literature and South Indian cultural history and performing arts; Aman Narang, President and Co-Founder of Toast Inc., which empowers restaurants of all sizes and has a market cap of $11 billion; Seshi Sompuram, President of Shishu Bharati, which teaches Indian languages and culture to about 900 students each year; Dr. Nagagopal Venna, MD, Chief of the Division of Neuro-Immunology and Neuro-Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital; Shriya Srinivasan, a MIT Postdoctoral Researcher, Incoming Assistant Professor at Harvard University, Forbes 30 Under 30 and a Biomedical Engineer; and India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB), one of the oldest non-profit community organizations in the United States.
The event is presented by the INE MultiMedia in collaboration with the INDIA New England News. About 300 entrepreneurs, corporate executives, philanthropists, educators and community leaders will attend the New England Choice Awards gala.
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