Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III is the pilot and national hero who landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, saving the lives of 155 people. Captain of the “Miracle on the Hudson,” Sullenberger is an aviation safety expert and accident investigator who has logged more than 19,000 hours of service in the skies during his 40 year career. He and his crew have won international acclaim for their heroic actions, including the passage of a Congressional resolution recognizing their bravery. Click here to read Sullenberger’s complete biography.
“Sully’s leadership during unimaginable crisis shows how ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things through preparation, dedication, and will,” said Paul Guzzi, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. “I believe he is the perfect person – at the perfect time – to keynote this year’s Annual Meeting.”
The Chamber will also inaugurate Bank of America Massachusetts President Robert Gallery as the new chair of the Chamber, and pay tribute to three accomplished citizens at the Annual Meeting. These outstanding leaders will be inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Bostonians for their significant contributions to the Greater Boston community. The 2010 inductees are:
- Henri Termeer, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Genzyme Corporation
- Regina Pisa, Chairman & Managing Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
- Fletcher “Flash” Wiley, Of Counsel, Bingham McCutchen LLP & Principal, PRWT Services, Inc.
The Chamber’s 2010 Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 4, at 5:00 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. More information on the Annual Meeting & Dinner is available on bostonchamber.com.