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-Carole Copeland Thomas
Gary and Sinan Morton
This photo was taken in January 2013 when Gary was a Bentley University Award Winner.
President, Boston Chapter National Black MBA Association
Director, Liberty Mutual
Gary was one of 22 speakers at the Novemb
Gary Morton is a Director of Reporting and Analytics within the Commercial Insurance Business Unit for Liberty Mutual, a fortune 500 company with over $28 Billion in revenue. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Bentley University; one of the top business schools in the country. He subsequently completed his Master's of Science Degree in Global Management. Being a recipient of the McCallum Graduate Leadership Scholar Award, Mr. Morton also completed a MBA with a triple concentration in Operations, Technology and Real Estate Management and is currently completing a doctoral degree focusing on Project Management.
Gary is also the Owner and Principal Broker for the firm Real Estate Professionals. Together with his wife, he has established a very successful family based Day Care Learning Center.
Before becoming the President-elect of the National Black MBA Association's Boston chapter, he volunteered to serve as the Managing Director for the Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) High School Mentorship Program for five years.
In this capacity, Mr. Morton built a solid professional team, and saw student participation in the LOT program grow over 1600%, with 100% of graduating students attending various universities. Today, he continues to work with the LOT program to take it to an ever increasing level of success.
Additionally, he served as Vice President of Operations on the Executive Board of the National Black MBA Association for the past two years.
Gary also serves as the Vice-President for MSS Alumni Association, a non-profit organization that seeks to contribute to the development of youth in his island country of Montserrat.
He is a loving and dedicated husband to his wife Sinan Morton, and proud father to his 6 year old model son, Jamai Morton, and 3 year old daughter, Zara Morton. He often refers to them as the Morton Team.
THANK YOU, Gary, for your dynamic Panel Presentation:
"Leading The Change. Advocating For Diversity.
Countering The Naysayers."
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Editor's Note: I have known Gary since he was a teenager just starting the Leaders of Tomorrow Program. I attended his high school and college graduations. I have watched him grow in leadership and excel in all that he sets out to do. He is like a son to me!
Gary made history by becoming the FIRST Leader of Tomorrow Alum to become a Chapter President in The National Black MBA Association.
What a wonderful conference we had on November 7th!
22 Speakers in Total
Outstanding Conference Sponsors
Nearly 100 Conference Delegates
2 Fabulous Keynote Addresses
Greetings by Dr. Keith Motley
Engaging Panel Presentation
9 Roundtable Discussions
We will post more photos video clips in the coming weeks.
On behalf of my team, I thank Each And Every Person who helped to make this 7th Multicultural Conference a memorable, high octane event!
See you At The February 11, 2014 Black History Empowerment Breakfast.
-Carole Copeland Thomas, MBA, CDMP
Paul Francisco is a Vice President of Global Inclusion and Head of University Relations for North America at State Street Corporation. In this role, Paul is responsible for the setting of short and long term strategies to support State Street’s diversity and Inclusion goals globally. He is also responsible for the strategic development of State Street’s On-Campus recruitment activities that include professional development programs for graduates and undergraduates, internships, Co-Ops and community recruitment programs.
Prior to joining state Street, Paul was a Managing Director and Co-founder of Foster & Francisco LLC, an executive search firm based in Boston, focusing on the recruitment and retention of senior managerial and executive level diverse talent across a number of diverse industries, and not-for-profit organizations.
Before starting Foster & Francisco, Paul held a number of HR roles with organizations like Fidelity, Bank of America, The Gillette Company and Amica Mutual Insurance. His experience includes Training and Development, Workforce Diversity, Diversity Recruitment, Consulting, and Client Relationship Management.
Paul is an active member of ALPFA, he is currently serving on the National Board where he oversees the development of ALPFA’s 13 largest chapters which includes; Boston, New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and New Jersey prior to his election to the National Board, he served as the Boston Chapter President from 2008-2010. Paul is a graduate of Boston University where he majored in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations, and is a graduate of the UMASS-Boston College of Management Emerging Leaders Program for the Center for Collaborative Leadership, as well as The Partnership Inc., Next Generation Executive Program.
Paul's recognitions include the 2007 “Top 40 under 40” by the Boston Business Journal, as well as one of the 2007 and 2013 100 Most Influential Latinos in Massachusetts by the Hispanic News Press. He was named 2008 Volunteer of the Year by American Training Centers. He was also awarded the 2008 Arnold Z. Rosoff Award for Individual Achievement. This award recognizes outstanding individuals who have had an impact in diversity initiatives in the Boston community. In 2009 he received the Men’s Health Champion Award from the Whittier St. Health Center in Roxbury; he was also recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of the 2009 “20 on the Move” which recognizes Hispanic Executives making a difference in Boston, as well as Color Magazine’s 2009 All Inclusive Award for Leadership. Most recently he was recognized by Governor Deval Patrick with a Certificate of Achievement for the work done on behalf of the Hispanic Community in Massachusetts.
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