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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.
- February 20, 2018—Zorica Pantić, Ph.D., the first woman to lead Wentworth Institute of Technology, has announced that she will retire next year after a highly productive era marked by historic transformations of the school’s campus and curriculum. Full Story
- February 15, 2018—President Zorica Pantić paid a special visit to a group of Rhode Island high school students February 14 to congratulate them on creating a prosthesis for a nine-year-old boy who was born without the lower part of his left arm. Full Story
- January 30, 2018—Wentworth Institute of Technology has hired Linda Shinomoto to serve as the university’s vice president for human resources. Full Story