Presidential Search Committee
Chaired by Trustee and former governor Craig Benson ’77, H’03, the Presidential Search Committee is comprised of trustees, faculty, and staff, appointed based on their breadth of expertise and knowledge of Babson and the qualities required of its next president.
Craig Benson ’77, H’03
Trustee, Anseri Corporation and former Governor of New Hampshire
Craig Benson is former chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer at Cabletron Systems. Mr. Benson co-founded Cabletron in 1983, growing the company from a two-man start-up operation to one of the world”s leading providers of computer networking solutions. In 1996, Cabletron Systems sold systems in excess of $1.6 billion, with an employee base of 7,000 worldwide and 1,600 engineers. By 1997, Cabletron Systems logged 52 straight quarters of record profits and record sales. Inc. magazine named Mr. Benson Entrepreneur of the Year in 1991. In 2002, Mr. Benson was elected Governor of the State of New Hampshire, winning with a strong majority and delivering on his commitment to use technology and greater efficiency to save money in state government. As governor, Mr. Benson successfully introduced a number of ground-breaking initiatives in health care, education reform, and government operations. During his tenure, Mr. Benson was recognized by the CATO Institute as the best newly-elected governor and the second best governor in the country. Mr. Benson graduated from Babson College with a degree in finance and completed an MBA in operations management from Syracuse University. He currently serves as chief executive officer of Anseri Corporation, a private company that provides wireless networking and communication products and solutions.
Marla Capozzi M’96
Trustee, McKinsey & Company
Ms. Capozzi is a consultant and senior expert at McKinsey & Company, joining 10 years ago in the New York office and now residing in Boston. She is a leader of the firm’s Global Innovation Practice, which she also co-developed, and also holds leadership roles in the Financial Services and Social Sector practices. Prior to joining McKinsey, Ms. Capozzi led software product development at the Cambridge-based Lotus-IBM Innovation Centre. She began her career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Pittsburgh in marketing and communications with the Naval Seas System Command division and later joined Alexander & Alexander Consulting in Boston as a marketing consultant. She has published leading articles in: The McKinsey Quarterly, Sloan Management Review, Strategic Finance and Banking Strategies. Ms. Capozzi is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Project Bread, a local hunger organization. In 2006, she received Babson’s Distinguished Recent Alumni Award. Ms. Capozzi earned her MBA from Babson College in 1996.
Professor of English
Professor Goldberg teaches intermediate and advanced courses in international literatures and human rights, Babson’s interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities Foundation course, and a summer course in Stellenbosch, South Africa. She currently holds the Mandell Family Term Chair (2007-2012). Dr. Goldberg was voted Professor of the Year by the graduating classes of 2007, 2008, and of 2009 and has received the Nan Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference Award (2007), the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2006), and the faculty Innovators Among Us award (2004). Author of Beyond Terror: Gender, Narrative, Human Rights (Rutgers University Press, 2007), Dr. Goldberg has published articles in journals and edited collections in the areas of multicultural literature and pedagogies, gender studies, and human rights. She recently edited a special issue of the transnational journal Peace Review devoted to the subject of literature, film, and human rights (Spring 2008), and is currently co-editing a collection of essays on torture since 9/11. She is co-editor, with Alexandra Schultheis, University of North Carolina, of Theoretical Perspectives on Literature and Human Rights (Routledge, 2011).
Professor of Information Technology Management
Professor Iyer received his Ph.D. from New York University with a minor in computer science. His research interests include exploring the role of IT architectures in delivering business capabilities, designing knowledge management systems using concepts from systems design, hypertext design and workflow management, querying complex dynamic systems, and designing model management systems. Recently, he has begun to analyze the software industry to understand the logic and patterns of emergence of architecture from two complementary perspectives. One: the emergent architecture as a network of connections among a set of components (modules) that interoperate across one or more platforms. Two: the emergent architecture is the result of moves and countermoves by different companies supplying these modules and platforms. He has published papers in the Journal of Management Information Systems, California Management Review, Communications of the ACM, Communications of AIS, Decision Support Systems, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society and in several proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference of Systems Sciences.
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Donna Kelley teaches courses at Babson in entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship in Asia. In addition, she has made speeches for executives and taught for top universities in China and Korea. Donna has conducted research on innovation in startups and established corporations in the U.S. and Korea, and on entrepreneurship education in China. Her research has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Human Resource Management, and others. She is a board member of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association, the oversight body for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project. She recently co-authored the 2010 GEM Global Report, and has coauthored the GEM Korea report and a GEM special topic report on education and training. Donna received her Ph.D. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her early career involved work as a chemist in the graphics and industrial and consumer cleaning products industries. Her entrepreneurship experience involves founding a health fitness business and joining the management team of a computer hardware startup, with responsibility for finance and operations. She was also a founding team member, and a founding board member, of a Chinese immersion public charter school.
David Lamere ’82
President, Private Wealth Management
David Lamere is president of the Fidelity Private Wealth Management organization within Asset Management. This new organization will focus on Fidelity’s high net worth clients and their investment, planning and estate needs. Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of $3.8 trillion, including managed assets of $1.6 trillion, as of October 31, 2012.
Prior to joining Fidelity in November 2012, David served as Vice Chairman of BNY Mellon and was a member of its Executive Committee. In addition, David served as CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management from 2006-2010. BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a top-10 global wealth manager with over $150 billion in client assets.
David began his career in 1983 with The Boston Company, a predecessor company to BNY Mellon. He advanced into various leadership positions over his 25 years of service, including vice chairman of Mellon Financial Corporation and president of Mellon Private Wealth Management from 2000-2006, Executive Vice President of Investment Management and Trust from 1995-2000, Senior Vice President of Integration/Expansion from 1992-1995, and CFO/CAO of the Private Client Group from 1990-1992.
David currently serves on the Boards of Babson College, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay.
David received his Bachelor of Science degree from Babson College.
Director of Residence Life
Michael is the Director of Residence Life at Babson College. He provides leadership and direction for the administration and management of the housing program for the College. He is responsible for directing departmental operations, goal setting and establishing implementation strategies for new initiatives. Michael is responsible for the management of several vendor agreements including shared oversight of the contract with the College’s dining services. Prior to arriving at Babson, Michael has served in various roles in Residence Life programs at other institutions of higher education including Boston College, SUNY College at Old Westbury, and St. John’s University. Michael has also presented at several Student Affairs conferences focusing on the topic of Male Student Involvement and Leadership. Michael holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Allegheny College.
Sarah Sykora M’01
Chief Marketing Officer
Sarah Sykora is the Chief Marketing Officer at Babson College. Under her leadership, the College has undergone a significant rebranding effort, launched a new website, and rolled out its first fully integrated advertising and marketing campaign. Sarah has a long history with Babson; she received her MBA from the College in 2001 and then returned in 2004 to work for six years in various marketing roles before her appointment to CMO. Sarah began her career working for IONA Technologies and LiveVault Corporation. Just prior to working at Babson, Sarah launched and served as executive director of the Center for Women Entrepreneurs in Technology at Northwestern University. This regional business development center, designed to link the University with industry and foster women-led start-ups in the state of Illinois, focused on life sciences and related technology companies. In this capacity, she built the operation from scratch, generated community awareness, conducted due diligence on applicant companies, and provided assistance to portfolio companies on business plans, grant applications, financing, commercialization, and marketing strategies. In addition to her MBA from Babson, Sarah holds a Bachelor in Business Administration in Marketing from the College of William and Mary.
Martha Vorlicek ’81
Trustee, HarbourVest Partners, LLC
Ms. Vorlicek joined HarbourVest Partners in 1992 and is a managing director. She serves as HarbourVest’s chief operating officer and is a member of both the Executive Committee and Compensation Committee. Ms. Vorlicek is involved in all aspects of the Firm’s business, including fund formation, initial investments, portfolio and fund accounting, investment monitoring, liquidations, and strategic planning. She also oversees the Firm’s finance, administration, compliance, and data systems operations. Before joining the Firm, Martha served as senior audit manager at Ernst & Young where she specialized in the entrepreneurial and emerging businesses practice, and was responsible for the audit of Hancock Venture Partners, predecessor to HarbourVest, for nine years. Martha received a BS in Business Administration (with highest distinction) from Babson College in 1981. She was a founding board member of the Private Equity CFO Association.
Joseph L. Winn M’74
Ex-officio Chairman, Babson College Board of Trustees
Mr. Winn, current chair of the Board of Trustees, is a consultant for emerging businesses in the areas of strategy and financial planning. Also, he is a lecturer in management at Boston University. He formerly served as vice chairman of American Tower (AMT) from 2001 to 2004, and was chief financial officer of AMT from the company’s inception in 1995 until 2001. Prior to AMT, he was a co-founder, chief financial officer, and director of American Radio Systems Corporation. He also was president of Atlantic Radio Corporation and senior vice president of American Cablesystems Corporation. He is a director of One Pin Inc., ZepFrog Inc., and Mercury Print and Mail. He served on Babson’s Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2010, he was a member and chairman of the Investment and Finance Committees, and was a member of Audit, Executive, Graduate, and Executive Education Committees. He served on the IT Task Force, and the Endowment Returns & Spending Task Force. He was a member of the Presidential Search Committee 2008, vice chair of the MBA 50th Campaign, Alumni Career volunteer, Fast Track MBA volunteer, Business Plan evaluator, member of President’s Society, Roger Babson Circle, and Entrepreneurs Circle Gift Clubs. He earned his BS from Boston College in 1973 and his MBA from Babson in 1974.
Tracee Petrillo M’00
Chief of Staff, President’s Office
Tracee has over 18 years of corporate and higher education experience. Prior to receiving her MBA at Babson in 2000, Tracee had been in management, business development and corporate sales in the hospitality industry working for organizations such as Disney, Doubletree and Sheraton. After her Babson MBA, she worked at Keane Consulting Group as an operations consultant. Tracee began her career at Babson College in 2003, holding key roles in the Graduate School in Program Management, the Center for Career Development, and Dean’s Office. Currently, she works in the President’s Office as Chief of Staff, managing the Governance Boards and assisting with special projects. Throughout her time at Babson, Tracee has been twice nominated as a “Woman Who Makes a Difference,” has been awarded the Award for Innovation and Excellence for her leadership role in the development of the Alumni Mentor Program, and received institution-wide recognition through her participation in the Susan Vogt Fellows Program and the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Leadership Program. Tracee has presented at the NEEAN Conference focused on assurance of learning in higher education and is a contributing author to the 2009 release of the Portable MBA in Finance.