The Partnership Names Pratt Wiley as President and CEO
August 4, 2019 The Partnership, a Boston nonprofit that helps develop multicultural leadership in corporations and institutions, last week announced that Pratt Wiley has been named as its new president and chief executive officer.
Wiley succeeds Carol Fulp, who led The Partnership
for seven years before stepping down on July 1. No reason was given for Fulp's departure, which was announced last March.
"Pratt has established a strong track record of leadership through his work with The Partnership and has long been a trusted partner of the organization," said Marcy Reed, board chair of The Partnership. "At a time when there is a pivotal conversation about racial diversity, both in Boston and beyond ,The Partnership's work has never been more vital and relevant, and we are confident that Pratt will ensure The Partnership continues to have influence in the Commonwealth and nationally."
"I am excited to assume this position with The Partnership," said Wiley. "In today's increasingly diverse and global economy, it is a business imperative to create corporate environments that attract, retain, and develop the talent that will drive innovation and make our companies even more competitive.
"I am eager to continue and expand The Partnership's impact in the business community by furthering our collaboration with our corporate partners and identifying new ways to continue supporting and cultivating strong multicultural professionals at all levels."
Most recently, Wiley served as senior executive consultant with The Partnership where he was responsible for the organization's expansion outside of New England and its C-Suite Program, which convenes executives of color in the highest echelons of organizations across Massachusetts.
Previously, he served under President Obama as the national director of voter expansion for the Democratic National Committee (DENC) where he designed and executed the DNC's voter expansion program to ensure that every eligible voter was able to register and vote, and that every vote was accurately counted.
Prior to joining the Obama campaign, Pratt was a corporate attorney at Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP in Boston, representing a wide range of public and private sector clients in mergers and acquisitions, venture finance, and tax-exempt bond issuances.
Wiley is also extensively involved in civic and non-profit activities. He was elected as a council member of the Boston Bar Association and a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association. His father, Benaree "Bennie" Wiley, was the first president and CEO of The Partnership.
Wiley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School.