Trustee Dinner Wrap-Up
November 22, 2011
Twice a year, The Ad Club welcomes all Trustee members to an event to wine and dine them, and of course, to thank them for all their support. November 7th was no different as we welcomed our Trustee members, Board of Directors, and the incredible team from WGBH who sponsored and hosted the event. Sipping wine in the Yawkey Atrium, the conversation was lively and you could hear throughout the room new introductions as well as colleagues reminiscing.
Kathy Kiely approached the podium about an hour in to welcome the crowd, which included CEOs of top advertising agencies, Presidents of media companies, and VPs of top New England brands. Kathy then brought WGBH’s Jamie Parker and Suzanne Zellner who reviewed the goings-on at WGBH, from a mobile presence to digital channels, as well as the famous people who have graced the very room we were standing in, including Adam Sandler and Vanilla Ice for their upcoming movie “I Hate You, Dad.”
Jamie and Suzanne then invited Arts Reporter for Greater Boston, Jared Bowen, to the podium only after reading off his impressive bio – including two New England Emmy Awards for his arts reporting and several Associated Press Awards. Jared started off by reminiscing about his dinner with Emily Rooney and her father Andy Rooney, who’s passing occurred only a few days earlier, and was why Emily unfortunately could not attend that night. Jared continued his presentation discussing the amazing art that exists in Boston, including MFA’s new Contemporary Art wing and the Peabody Essex Museum’s new $650 million advancement campaign.
As the presentations concluded, the amazing setting and intimate crowd allowed for conversations amongst everyone. In one corner, you see the CEO of Pod Digital Design speaking with the CEO of Continuum. In another, you see the CMO of Dunkin’ Donuts chatting with the CEO of PJA Advertising. It was this atmosphere that provided for a lively night of great introductions, great conversations, and ultimately a great way to say thanks.