Announcing the 18th Annual Rosoff Award Winners

19 May 2014 10:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Presented by The Ad Club, the annual Rosoff Awards celebrates those companies who are active champions for diversity and inclusion in Boston.

BOSTON, MA – Last Tuesday night, The Ad Club proudly hosted the 18th Annual Rosoff Awards, the region’s premier diversity awards celebration. Along with Presenting Partner, Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Ad Club was joined by over 250 business professionals- as well as special guests for the evening, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Senator William “Mo” Cowan- for an evening of celebration, presenting awards to companies and individuals for their commitment to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Celebrations took place at The State Room, and with the views of the Boston Harbor as the backdrop, there was no mistaking the collectively grounded views regarding the importance of diversity in business by all in attendance. President of The Ad Club, Kathy Kiely, kicked off the event by reminding the crowd that actions speak louder than words, and that “tonight is celebrating the do-ers,” a theme that would continue to resonate throughout the entire evening.

Mayor Walsh was one of the evening’s honored guests, as he accepted the 2014 Champion of Change Award. The Champion of Change Award recognizes an individual who, in the course of his or her career, has made sustained outstanding contributions to a minority community by providing guidance and experience, going above and beyond his or her professional requirements. Growing up in a diverse neighborhood in Boston, Mayor Walsh has long been an advocate for diversity related issues, including marriage equality and support of communities of color, immigrants and seniors, and reflected this support for diversity early in his term in office.

Senator William “Mo” Cowan, who examined measurable ways in which diversity and inclusion are integrally important to business, keynoted the evening. Citing studies published by the Harvard Business Journal and Bloomberg, as well as his personal experiences in business and politics, Senator Cowan supported the simple yet poignant fact that diversity programs are good for the bottom line.

The evening capped off with the presentation of awards, emceed by WBZ-TV news anchor, Lisa Hughes. This year’s five winners were selected for their commitment to changing the face of Boston, going above and beyond in their efforts to support and promote diversity and inclusion initiatives in business and the community.

2014 Rosoff Awards Winners by Category

Internal Diversity Initiative Award: EY (Ernst and Young)

External Diversity Initiative Award: Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

Marketing to a Diverse Audience: Arnold Worldwide for their work with CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

Non-Profit Initiative Award: Citi Performing Arts Center

Mentor Award: Mary Grimes Finley, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

To learn more about the 2014 Rosoff winners, and to view all the finalist entries, visit

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The Ad Club is the trade association for the New England marketing and communications industry. Focused on networking, education, professional development, advocacy, and diversity, The Ad Club presents over 30 events and programs every year. Legacy events like the Hatch Awards, Media Auction, and Rosoff Awards run side-by-side with the latest in new media and the digital landscape. The Ad Club’s membership represents the best in class advertising agencies, media companies, and brands in the New England region. For more information on The Ad Club visit

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