Building a better boston breakfast - picture of Andrew Dreyfus accepting the award - pictured with G. Melendez, M. Meehan, L. DeAngelis, Bando, D. Yameen and T. Potenti

Building a Better Boston Award

The UMass Boston Center for Collaborative Leadership honored Andrew Dreyfus, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts with the Building a Better Boston award on November 8, 2017.

The center recognized Andrew for several accomplishments. He: 

  • collaborated with health care, business, labor, and government leaders to develop the “Roadmap to Coverage,” which was instrumental in the passing of the state’s landmark 2006 Health Reform Law;
  • is a founding member of the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care, which brings together individuals and organizations committed to systematically improving care for serious illness;
  • advocates for bipartisanship in improving the Affordable Care Act;
  • is working to stem the tide of opioid addiction in Massachusetts; and
  • serves on a number of boards in service to the the organizations and the community.

All this and more makes Andrew Dreyfus more than deserving of the center’s Building a Better Boston Award.

The Building a Better Boston Award Breakfast is one of three annual signature events celebrating the impact of collaborative leadership. 

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.

Thank you to our sponsors!


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts logo

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce logo

Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group logo partners community physicians organization logo

D'Alessandro Family Trust 

Larry Moulter and Pamela Frechette




  • Boston Globe Media
  • Drew Company
  • Eversource Energy
  • Legal Sea Foods
  • Marsh & McLennan
  • Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
  • Massachusetts Eye & Ear
  • Members Plus Credit Union
  • Partners HealthCare
  • Geoffrey Phillips, ELP class of 2013
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
  • University of Massachusetts Foundation
  • Walker Human Resources Consulting 
  • Westin Copley Boston
  • Dr. Deanna Yameen, ELP class of 2003
  • zipcar

Past Award Recipients:

Center for Collaborative Leadership

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