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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.
- September 18, 2018—A company that produces flying cars has caught the attention of some curious Wentworth students and afforded them a unique opportunity for career success.
- September 10, 2018—The 2019 Best Colleges rankings from U.S. News & World Report show Wentworth Institute of Technology rising significantly in three main categories: Regional Universities North; Undergraduate Engineering Programs (with no doctorate available); and Best Value Schools.
- August 29, 2018—Wentworth has long held a reputation for being a good neighbor in the City of Boston. This time, the university is assisting city staff to help revitalize a Roxbury property dating back to the 1870s.