The following was submitted by Mass Mentoring Partnership:
The Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Marty Martinez as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Martinez, a Somerville resident of 14 years and alumnus of Tufts University, was selected after an extensive national search.
Martinez has been with Mass Mentoring since 2007, most recently as Chief Program Officer, and has been a leader in shaping and implementing MMP’s initiatives to promote and ensure high-quality standards and practices for youth mentoring. Martinez brings extensive experience in youth development and organizational sustainability, and is a leader in the mentoring field in Massachusetts. He has helped lead MMP’s management team in shaping organizational strategies; developing strong partnerships with funders, elected officials, and other key stakeholders; and in creating an action plan to continue the growth and success of MMP and the field of mentoring.
“We are all very excited to see Marty lead Mass Mentoring at this stage in its evolution. We are impressed not only by his leadership skills and many accomplishments, but also by his vision and passion for the future of Mass Mentoring and the mentoring field,” said Mass Mentoring Board Chair Regina Pisa, chairman of Goodwin Procter LLP. “Marty has the ideal mix of experiences, skills, vision, and passion to be our next leader.”
“I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to lead Mass Mentoring at this time. The organization and its partners have done amazing work to grow mentoring across the state. I am eager to continue to build a strong field and work with our program partners to bring more caring adults into the lives of young people.” said Martinez.
Marty has spent the last 14 years working on behalf of youth, families and communities in the greater Boston area. Gaining extensive experience in youth development, Marty has worked with the Latin American Health Institute, Mount Auburn Hospital and the City of Somerville. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in urban and social policy from Tufts University.