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Simmons Supports Young Leaders

June 25, 2012

Photo Caption: Simmons School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan makes opening remarks at the 2012 TOYL Awards Ceremony.

Simmons College was the lead sponsor for the 2012 "Ten Outstanding Young Leaders" (TOYL) awards presented by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Simmons School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan provided opening remarks to the audience, talking about Simmons's long history and commitment to women's leadership.

The event was held June 21 at the Westin Waterfront Hotel and recognized 10 outstanding young leaders who are working to make Boston, and the region, a better place to live and work. Since its inception in 1952, the TOYL award ceremony has honored more than 500 young leaders, including President John F. Kennedy.
The event emcee was WCVB-TV Reporter Kelley Tuthill. The 2012 honorees included:

• Kate Cook, director of policy and cabinet affairs, Office of the Governor
• Thomas Crohan, assistant vice president, John Hancock Financial
• Richard A. Davey, Jr., secretary and CEO, MassDOT
• Eric Ding, PhD, faculty, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital
• Alice Jacobs, MD, chairman, CEO, and founder, Intelligent MDx
• Piper McNealy, partner, Boston Benefit Partners, LLC
• Michael P. Ross, city councilor, Boston, and of counsel, Prince Lobel and Tye LLP
• Greg Shell, portfolio manager, GMO, LLC
• Kim Steimle, CMO and CPO, Suffolk Construction Company
• Mitch Weiss, chief of staff, City of Boston Mayor's Office