The Boston Estate Planning Council (BEPC) has selected Charlestown resident, JD, AEP, managing director of Private Banking and founding executive director of the Center for Women & Wealth (CW&W) at Brown Brothers Harriman, as the recipient of the 2019 BEPC Excellence Award. Penta’s tremendous efforts to support women in their creation and management of wealth while continuing to give back to her profession and the community make her uniquely qualified to receive the award.
Penta will be honored at the Council’s Annual Gala, which will take place on May 22, 2019, at the Boston Park Plaza. The event will be hosted by Kelley Tuthill, the Emmy Award-winning former TV journalist, author, and breast cancer survivor and advocate. Tuthill currently serves as vice president of Marketing and Communications at Regis College in Weston, MA. Both BEPC members and non-members may register to attend. Individual tickets and tables of ten are available. Penta joined Brown Brothers Harriman in 2008. She led the creation of the CW&W, which supports women as they create and manage wealth and seeks to create a dynamic and inclusive environment where women can engage in conversations about wealth, family and values. Penta provides women with the investment, planning and philanthropic resources they need to navigate transitions, help the next generation thrive and plan for the succession of privately-owned businesses. Penta was named to the Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2016 and as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Private Wealth by Private Asset Management in 2015 and 2016. She also serves on several boards, including New America’s Better Life Lab Advisory Council, Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly School of Philanthropy Advisory Board, the Massachusetts Women’s Forum Board of Directors, the Winsor School Board of Trustees, the Boston Foundation Professional Advisors Committee (chair) and the Boys and Girls Club of Boston.