Mistress of Ceremonies - Sandy Lish, Principal & Co-Founder, The Castle Group

Sandy Lish is principal and co-founder of The Castle Group, a 21-year-old women-owned PR, digital and event firm based in Boston. Castle is known regionally and nationally for its work with B2B and consumer clients-- including Deloitte, Siemens, MIT, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Ocean Spray and Genzyme -- commitment to the community, and development and retention of its team.  Castle recently won a bronze Stevie award as International PR Firm of the Year, was named, last month, top Corporate-Nonprofit partner by the Boston Business Journal, and recognized as a BBJ Best Place to Work for the 4th time. Her business, nonprofit and civic engagement includes board and leadership roles with CWE, Massachusetts March of Dimes and its national Leadership Council, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Boston College Chief Executives Club, and WGBH. She is on the executive committee of the Public Relations Global Network, an exclusive international affiliation of 50 independent PR firms. Sandy is a proud graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She lives in Walpole, Massachusetts with her husband, two teenagers and Wheaten Terrier.