ISO-NE board member recognized with Pride Month award

The Boston Business Journal recently recognized ISO New England Board of Directors member Brook Colangelo with its annual LGBT Trailblazer Award for his ongoing commitment to Greater Boston’s LGBTQ community. He was among the recipients honored at the publication’s 2024 Business of Pride event, held May 29 in Boston. 

Brook Colangelo

In an article about the award, the Business Journal cited Colangelo’s involvement with the Trevor Project and Greater Boston PFLAG. The article also noted his contributions to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce at Waters Corp., where he serves as vice president and chief information officer. He helped establish Pride Circle, the company’s employee resource group for LGBTQ employees and allies, which has had significant impact: the group successfully requested the establishment of gender-neutral restrooms across Waters campuses in India, the U.K. and the U.S. The group’s engagement also helped Waters secure a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index two years in a row.

An expert in digital transformation, Brook has held the most senior technology roles at several companies, and served as chief information officer of the White House under President Barack Obama. Brook joined ISO New England’s Board of Directors in 2017. He currently serves as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and Joint Nominating Committee, and as a member of the Information Technology and Cyber Security Committee and the System Planning and Reliability Committee.

Catherine D’Amato, president and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank, also received the LGBT Trailblazer Award. In addition, four companies received the Corporate Ally Award.

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