Wentworth President Interviewed for City of Boston’s Amazon Effort
October 20, 2017
President Zorica Pantić recently joined a small cast of leading executives and students who were invited to help the City of Boston’s push to entice Amazon.com Inc. into locating its second North American headquarters in Boston. President Pantić and the other members of the group offered testimonials in a special video appeal produced by the city.
The segments are among a wave of pro-Massachusetts pitch materials sent to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in Seattle.
Shot at City Hall on October 13 and 16, the individual video appeals also feature Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh; Revere Mayor Brian M. Arrigo; Ann Klee, General Electric’s vice president for environmental & safety, and head of Boston operations; Carol Fulp, president and CFO of The Partnership; Boston University President Robert A. Brown; Ritchy Rinchett, a student at Jeremiah E. Burke High School; Panos Panay, Berklee College of Music’s vice president for innovation and strategy; and Christine Lee, a Northeastern University student.
Dozens of leaders across Massachusetts are pitching their cities and towns to Bezos. The deadline for proposals was October 19, and the company expects to make its decision in spring 2018.
Joining other area representatives, President Pantić earlier wrote to Bezos about Boston and Wentworth, saying there is no other city like Boston in the world, and touting the marketable skills and career preparedness of the university’s students and graduates.
- May 16, 2019—Allison Lange, a leading expert on the suffrage movement and the amendment, has been curating with the help of Wentworth students an exhibition titled, “Can She Do It? Massachusetts Debates a Woman’s Right to Vote” at the Massachusetts Historical Society.
- May 6, 2019—On May 10 and 11, a team of 12 Wentworth faculty, staff, and students will run 200 miles in Massachusetts from Hull to South Yarmouth over the course of 24 hours.
- April 29, 2019—The 2019 Spring Commencement marks the final one President Zorica Pantić.