TJX Executive Joins PowerOptions Board of Directors

Moumita Purkayastha Adds Retail Business Expertise

moumitaBOSTON, October 20—PowerOptions, the region’s premiere energy-buying consortium for nonprofits and public entities, today announced the addition of Moumita Purkayastha of TJX Corporation to its Board of Directors.

Purkayastha is an accomplished leader who joins PowerOptions with 15 years of experience in retail systems management and development. PowerOptions’ board invited her to join from a rich pool of applicants brought forward with assistance from The Partnership, Inc., a nonprofit that helps corporations and institutions attract, develop and retain multicultural professionals at all levels of leadership. The Board was specifically looking to add a Director from outside the energy industry with marketing expertise, particularly retail.

“I am so pleased that Moumita has been invited to join the PowerOptions Board of Directors,” said Carol Fulp, President & CEO of The Partnership. “PowerOptions is one of the many organizations that we work with who want to ensure top talent and strong diversity on their boards. Moumita is an excellent choice from our community of 4,000 Partnership alumni, where differences drive success.” PowerOptions was pleased to work with The Partnership to help welcome Purkayastha to its Board and to increase the strength, depth and diversity of its team.

“Moumita Purkayastha is a proven leader with deep expertise in a variety of corporate settings, which will help our board drive PowerOptions’ nonprofit mission and vision,” said PowerOptions Board Chair Christine Schuster. “Her experience across many different sectors will be a great asset to PowerOptions as we continue to grow and move forward.”

Purkayastha has experience across retail, healthcare and financial services industries. Prior to TJX, where she is currently Manager of IT Digital Marketing, Purkayastha served as an IT Manager with Target Corporation and as a Technical Architect with United Health Group, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. She lives in Lexington.