Leverett Wing President and CEO, Commonwealth Seminar

Leverett Wing is the Executive Director of the Commonwealth Seminar, a 20-year-old non-partisan, civic education, training, and networking program with a mission of “Opening the Doors of Government to Everyone”. Prior to leading the Seminar, Leverett directed the Community Services Division, at the MA Department of Housing & Community Development overseeing a staff of 50+ and a budget of over $200 million.  Leverett was also the Executive Director Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), a national, D.C. based organization focused on civic engagement & participation in the country’s AAPI community. 

Leverett sits on Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Leadership Board where he Chairs the board’s Diversity Outreach Committee as well as the Board of Trustees at Joslin Diabetes Center for which he Chairs its Governance & Nominating Committee and helped create Joslin’s groundbreaking Asian American Diabetes Initiative.  

He recently, joined the Board of Directors of Meet Boston, joining his work on the Board of Directors of Higher Ground Boston, the Board of Advisors at Eastern Bank, the Boston Children’s Museum’s President’s Council, the Board of Advisors of Boston Harbor Now and the Board of Advisors of ‘GBH-TV/Radio where he founded the station’s annual AAPI Heritage Month event in 2007. 

He has written numerous op-ed pieces for the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald and the Boston Business Journal, been a featured guest on Boston’s NBC, CBS, PBS and ABC television affiliates, and has served on the Transition Teams for both former Governor Deval Patrick and current State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg as they prepared to take office.  

Among his many honors, Leverett has been recognized as one of Get Konnected’s “One Hundred Most Influential People of Color” in Boston, honored as one of the Asian Hustle Network’s 50 National Unsung Heroes in 2023, and was a recipient of the prestigious ”Good Guy Award” from the MA Women’s Political Caucus, only the second Asian American to receive the award in its history. 

Leverett is a graduate of Tufts University and Harvard University’s Kenendy School of Government and lives in Boston with his family.

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