February 11, 2014
Communications and Marketing
Linda (Pavone) Connly '87, senior vice president for global inside sales and renewals at EMC Corporation, has received an achievement award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
The business graduate and Hawks basketball hall of famer received a Pinnacle Award in the category of Achievement in Management (private sector). The Pinnacle Awards are presented annually to women leaders in business and management. Connly was honored for exemplifying "true leadership" and for being an inspiring mentor for emerging sales leaders. In addition to her work with EMC, Connly also serves on the board of Old Sturbridge Village and on the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women's Network Advisory Board.
Connly is one of only a few female senior vice presidents for EMC, which has 60,000 employees globally and is Massachusetts' largest employer. She manages 700 people in eight global locations.
Prior to joining EMC in 2001, Connly held leadership roles at Data General.
Connly and her husband, Peter Connly '88, maintain close ties to Saint Anselm. Their daughter, Olivia, is a freshman. Through the Alumni Association, she has been active in career mentoring with Saint Anselm students.