COUNCIL NAMES SEN. WARREN RUDMAN AND GE'S CEO JACK WELCH 'NEW ENGLANDERS OF THE YEAR'
COUNCIL NAMES SEN. WARREN RUDMAN AND GE'S CEO JACK WELCH 'NEW ENGLANDERS OF THE YEAR' BOSTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The New England Council today announced the selection of U.S. Sen. Warren B. Rudman, R-N.H., and General Electric Company's CEO John F. Welch, Jr. as recipients of the regional business group's annual "New Englander of the Year" award. Sen. Rudman and Welch will be honored at the New England Council's 67th annual conference on Nov. 11 at the Westin Hotel-Copley Place in Boston. In announcing this year's honorees, Council Chairman James F. Crain, vice president-public affairs & corporate communications, New England Telephone, said, "Throughout their careers, Sen. Rudman and Jack Welch have assumed leadership roles in efforts to improve New England's economy. At the same time, both have worked tirelessly to enhance the nation's competitive profile," Crain added. Rudman, New Hampshire's senior U.S. senator, is retiring in 1992 after 12 years on Capitol Hill. He is best known for drafting, along with Sens. Gramm and Hollings, landmark deficit reduction legislation in 1985. Earlier this year, with former Massachusetts Sen. Paul Tsongas, Rudman founded the Concord Coalition, an organization dedicated to reduction of the federal budget deficit. Welch, a native of Salem, Mass., and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, was named chairman and CEO of the Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric Company in 1981. Honored as "CEO of the Year" by Financial World magazine in 1990, Welch currently serves as chairman of the Business Council and is a member and former chairman of the National Academy of Engineering. Each year, the Council honors two prominent citizens from the public and private sectors. Previous recipients of the "New Englander of the Year" award include: Paul C. O'Brien, president and CEO of New England Telephone (1991); the late Congressman Silvio Conte (1991); Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell (1990); Fleet/Norstar's Terry Murray (1990); Former House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. (1986); and Red Auerbach of the Boston Celtics (1984). -0- 10/7/92 /CONTACT: Tom Sommer of The New England Council, 617-437-0304/ CO: The New England Council ST: Massachusetts IN: SU:
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