CEO and Founder, Get Konnected!
Co-Founder and President, The GK Fund
Colette is the President and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications and Founder of Get Konnected! She is an expert in strategy and transformation who is frequently consulted by corporations and Fortune 500 companies helping to establish healthy, inclusive working environments. She has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Business Journal and was named in 2020 among Boston Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. She serves as a trustee to Massachusetts General Hospital and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Jewish Committee, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Eastern Bank. She holds a BS and MS from Emerson College and a Honorary Doctorate from Mount Ida College.
COO, Get Konnected!
Co-Founder and Executive Director, The GK Fund
In 2021, Michael was named to the 40 Under 40 list by the Boston Business Journal. Michael previously worked on diplomatic affairs as the Director of Economic Affairs and Innovation for the Israeli Foreign Ministry to New England, where he raised over $20 million in capital and venture funding for Israeli startup companies with an emphasis on social impact. Previously he worked on economic policy for the U.S. Department of Commerce under the Obama Administration, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire and in the U.S. House. In 2012 he served as the Director of Research for the Harvard Law School Project on Disability. He holds a BA from the University of Washington and Masters degree from Harvard University.
Financial Administrative Manger, Colette Phillips Communications, Inc
Maria serves as the Financial Administrative Manager for Colette Phillips Communications, Inc. She previously worked for Colette as an assistant to the CFO from 2008 to 2013, before transitioning fulltime into her own Tax Preparation and Accounting Business. Maria returned to Colette Phillip’s team in early 2020 as a Financial Consultant before she was promoted to Financial Administrative Manager.
Ryan Litner joined Colette Phillips Communications and Get Konnected in 2021 as the Executive Assistant. Ryan assists Colette and her team in a myriad of new business, client-facing, administrative, and event planning initiatives. Ryan has previous experience as a Law Clerk at a leading Boston personal injury firm. He earned his BA in History from the University of Delaware in 2020. In 2019, Ryan was a finalist for a faculty-nominated University of Delaware essay prize. Ryan is committed to helping CPC and Get Konnected drive positive change in the city of Boston.
Co-Founder and Treasurer, The GK Fund
Andre served as the Deputy Director of the City of Boston's Office of Business Development and Director of the Massachusetts Office of Small Business from 2008 – 2015. Andre provides strategic planning and financing to small businesses transitioning from startup to growth stage. He has counseled hundreds of startups and small businesses over the span of three decades. His real estate management consultancy assists property owners and developers with services ranging from municipal approvals to project financing.