President Pelton was once again included in Boston Magazine’s annual ranking of top influential Bostonians, ranking #11 on the list that includes movers and shakers across all industry sectors.
As president of Emerson College, Pelton has influenced Boston’s public life, real estate, and arts scene. Next month, he’ll take over one of the city’s most important foundations — certainly its largest grant-maker, but also an influential generator of research, ideas, and targeted programs. The choice of Pelton, a widely respected leader who shook up the status quo at Emerson, suggests the Boston Foundation expects its new chief executive to make some waves. So should we.