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Granite CEO Rob Hale Named One of Boston’s Power 50

Granite CEO Rob Hale Named One of Boston’s Power 50

QUINCY, Mass. – November 17, 2022 – Granite Telecommunications, a provider of communications service and technology solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies, announced today that Granite CEO Rob Hale was named to the Boston Business Journal’s 2022 Power 50: Movement Makers List. This year’s annual Power 50 list honors business and community leaders who are taking actionable steps to make Boston a place for diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I).

“I’m honored to be named among BBJ’s Power 50 leaders,” said Hale. “Granite’s growth and success are due in large part to the support of the Boston community. We’re fortunate to call Greater Boston our home, and we prioritize investing time, resources and energy to give back and promote opportunities within this community which has given so much to us. Embracing diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to achieving that goal.”

The Power 50 honor is the latest recognition of Hale’s DE&I leadership. He also was named to the 2022 Channel Futures DE&I 101 list, and Granite was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity.

Hale founded Granite 20 years ago in Quincy, Mass. and has since grown the company to revenue of $1.8 billion annualized. As Granite has grown to be one of the largest privately held businesses in Massachusetts, it has established an even more towering reputation as one of the region’s most philanthropic companies. Earlier this year, under Hale’s leadership, Granite was named the No. 1 Most Charitable Company in Massachusetts for a second time after donating $38.9 million to local nonprofits in 2021.

Hale also has fostered an environment of acceptance and advocacy within Granite by driving engagement in its DE&I initiatives. In 2019, for example, Hale backed the formation of Granite RockOUT, an employee resource group (ERG) for Granite’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and asexual (LGBTQA+) community and their allies. And in June 2020, following the murder of George Floyd, Hale greenlit Granite’s Community Awareness Networking Diversity Inclusion Development (CANDID) program to promote diversity through education, advocacy, networking and community partnerships. In April 2021, when anti-Asian violence and discrimination were rising throughout the nation, CANDID donated $50,000 to Asian-American support groups to foster tolerance in the Greater Boston community.

About Granite

Granite delivers advanced communications and technology solutions to businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.8 billion company serves more than two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management, supporting more than 650,000 locations. Founded in 2002, Granite has grown to be one of the largest competitive telecommunications carriers in the US by simplifying sourcing and management of voice, data and cellular service with a single point of contact and consolidated invoicing for all locations nationwide. Today, Granite supports customers with a wide range of services, including access, UCaaS, mobile voice and data, and MSP solutions for SD-WAN, monitoring and network management. Granite employs more than 2,250 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass. and 11 regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit

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