Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is excited to announce that President and CEO Marty Martinez has been named a 2017 Barr Fellow by the Barr Foundation. This honor is in recognition of his leadership and impact at MMP and within the Greater Boston community.
As one of 12 members selected for the 2017 Class of Barr Fellows, Marty will participate in a two-year program that includes a group learning journey, a three-month sabbatical, and facilitated retreats. Mass Mentoring Partnership will also receive a $100,000 grant from the Barr Foundation to support Marty’s participation in the Fellowship, leadership and organizational development, and exploration of new ideas.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be chosen as a Barr Fellow and I am truly grateful for this opportunity, not only for me personally but also for Mass Mentoring,” Martinez said. “I’m excited for the chance to collaborate with an exceptional group of leaders and bring back new ideas to MMP that will help us to continue to grow as an organization. It will also create additional leadership opportunities for MMP staff during my three-month sabbatical next year. I would not be in the position to accept this fellowship were it not for the tremendous work that MMP has collectively done during my time as CEO. My sincere thanks to the Barr Foundation for selecting me and I look forward to making the most of this opportunity.”
“Since the Foundation inaugurated the Barr Fellowship in 2005, these leaders have built a remarkable legacy of service and impact in Boston and beyond,” said Roger Nozaki, Barr Foundation Vice President. “We look forward to working with and investing in this newest class and their organizations, and seeing the impact of their individual and collective leadership.”
Each new class of Fellows is nominated through a confidential process. There is no application. This year’s process began in January, with confidential nominations invited from over 200 individuals, including Foundation staff, alumni of the Barr Fellowship network, and others who have strong knowledge of the diverse leaders working in Greater Boston.
For more information about the Barr Fellowship, including bios of the Class of 2017, visit: www.barrfoundation.org/fellows.