P R E S S R E L E A S E
Linda DeMarco, President
BOSTON PRIDE HIRES DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Boston, MA, December 23, 2009 - Today the Boston Pride Committee (BPC) announced that Keri Aulita has been hired as the organization’s first employee in its 40 year history and will assume the position of Deputy Director on January 4, 2010.
Aulita is a 10 year veteran of the Pride Committee. She recently served as Vice President of its Board of Directors. She brings with her 15 years of development and special event experience and has worked with some of the region's largest non-profits including AIDS Action Committee, JRI Health, Rogerson Communities, The Boston Living Center, P Flag, Youth Pride and Fenway Community Health.
In this newly created position, Aulita will oversee the organization’s overall functioning including coordinating Pride Week activities, cultivating corporate partnerships, developing new educational and human rights programming, generating event revenue, working with community groups and agencies, and managing the committee’s media relations.
"I am honored and thrilled to be able to transition into this new role with an organization that I have cared so deeply about for so many years," says Aulita.
"Now that our extensive search is over, we’re all revved up to move into this new phase and begin planning our upcoming 40th anniversary Pride celebration," explained Linda DeMarco, Boston Pride President. "Keri has been a tireless leader in our ranks and her fundraising and management skills will continue to serve us well and help us grow."
Operating since 1970, Boston Pride is an independent, non-profit agency that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community by enhancing visibility through a week of events each June and year-round activities that promote LGBT awareness, dignity, and understanding. For more information, visit www.bostonpride.org.