Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) is pleased to announce that CEO Lino Covarrubias has been named by the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber of Commerce to its inaugural list of Newton-Needham MetroWest 50 Most Influential Business People of Color.

With this list, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber “aims to celebrate, document and showcase the plethora of professionals and executives of color making a positive contribution to the economic and social fabric of the region. These honorees, selected by a seven-member committee from over 200 nominations, work and/or sit on a board for a business or nonprofit that is physically located in Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Natick and Framingham.”

“I’m honored to be among a list of great community and business leaders,” said Covarrubias. “Special congratulations to Mayor Yvonne Spicer; Rev. J. Anthony Lloyd, member of the JFS Committee on Anti-Racism and Fighting Antisemitism; and JFS friends and supporters Jay Kim, COO of the Foundation for Metrowest; Guimel DeCarvalho, vice president of people and culture and chief diversity officer at Wayside Youth & Family Support Network; and Dr. Beverly Edgehill, senior vice president of global head organizational development at TJX Companies Inc. headquartered in Framingham. Thank you to the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce for this recognition, and congratulations to all of this year’s honorees.”

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