2010 Honorees

Recognized on Friday, October 15, 2010

Video: 2010 Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Event
Video: 2010 Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame - Deborah De Santis
Video: 2010 Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame - William D. Green

Deborah De Santis ’85 became president and CEO of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) in January 2007; she had joined the nonprofit organization in 2003 as director of CSH’s New Jersey program. A national organization, CSH helps communities throughout the country create permanent affordable housing with services that prevent and end homelessness. During her tenure, CSH surpassed the halfway mark in its goal to create 150,000 new units of supportive housing throughout the United States.

In addition to her work with CSH, De Santis is a member of the Steering Committee of Funder’s Together, a network that supports effective grantmaking to end homelessness, as well as a board member of Real Estate Advisory & Development Services (READS), a nonprofit that builds sustainable communities through innovative real estate development.

William (Bill) D. Green ’76, M’77, H’07 is chairman and CEO of Accenture, a $21.6 billion management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company with approximately 204,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. In addition to chairing the board of directors, Green is responsible for managing the company, formulating and executing long-term strategies, and interacting with clients, employees, investors, and other stakeholders. Green is Accenture’s primary decision maker and policymaker, setting the tone for the company’s values, ethics, and culture. He has served on Accenture’s board of directors since its inception in 2001.

Mr. Green joined Accenture in 1977 and became a partner in 1986. He attended Dean College and is a member of its Board of Trustees. He received a bachelor of science degree in economics and a master of business administration from Babson College, as well as an honorary doctor of laws.

2010 Rising Stars

Big Belly Solar - Jim Poss M’03
Gemvara – Matt Lauzon ‘07
IdeaPaint - Morgen Newman ‘06 and Jeff Avallon ‘06
My True Fit - Romney Evans M’06 and Jessica Murphy M’06
RetireLife - Megan Shea M’09