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Gregory B. Janey to Speak at Spring Commencement
March 13, 2017
Gregory B. Janey
Wentworth will hold its spring 2017 Commencement on Saturday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m. at the Boston Copley Marriott.
Gregory B. Janey will give the Commencement address and receive an honorary degree at the ceremony.
Janey is a Wentworth Institute of Technology alumnus and Boston businessman who transformed a simple storefront shop with two desks into a leading New England construction company.
Today, from that humble beginning, the principal owner of Janey Construction Management & Consulting Inc. oversees construction and renovation projects that range in scope from $5 million to $200 million. With his cousin, Janey founded his company in Dorchester, Mass., in 1984, two years after beginning his career with big ideas and an associate’s degree in Architectural Technology from Wentworth.
Janey brings a strong engineering background and wealth of technical expertise to his work, a foundation that he attributes to the encouragement, support, and education he received at the Institute.
Born and raised in Roxbury, Mass., he attended public schools in Boston and dreamed of one day making his own mark on the city.
His mission has stayed consistent throughout his career—to use his education, success, and deep professional experience to provide opportunities for residents in and around the neighborhoods where he grew up.
Janey also received a bachelor of science degree in Construction Management from Wentworth, and later earned a master of science degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.
He was elected to the Wentworth Corporation in 2008 and to the Institute’s Board of Trustees in 2012. He chairs the board’s Facilities Committee and serves on its Academic Affairs and Long- Range Planning committees. He also has served on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and has been actively involved with Wentworth’s Industrial Professional Advisory Committees.
Janey served as a founding officer for the Massachusetts Minority Contractors Association, and on the advisory committees for Madison Park High School and the Private Industry Council. He is a past president of the Massachusetts division of the Construction Management Association of America and a member of the CMAA’s national board. He is also a program evaluator for ABET, which accredits college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
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