We are consistently recognized for our client-centric approach to executive education because we know that it is important to develop strong strategic relationships with our clients.
As part of our approach, we dedicate a full team to ensure that you receive the highest level of service. Here is an introduction to the team members with whom you will work most closely:
Barbara Burnim Day, Associate Dean, Finance and Administration
As a member of the senior management team of Babson Executive and Enterprise Education, Barbara Burnim Day is responsible for program delivery, technology, administrative and financial activity. She is also responsible for the financial and operational oversight of the award winning Executive Conference Center.
Barbara has been with BEEE since 2005. Prior to joining Babson, as Vice President of Finance, she was the senior financial officer of a publicly traded biotech firm. Her private and corporate experience has included growth, startup, and turnaround businesses. Barbara earned her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her MBA from Babson College.
Carrie Boyd, Associate Dean, Enterprise Programs
As a member of the Dean’s senior management team, Carrie is responsible for the success of the Open Enrollment programs, Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators, Modules for Entrepreneurship Educators, Babson Entrepreneurship Program and other global partner programs. Carrie is also responsible for portfolio strategy including new program development and execution, partnerships, and faculty sourcing.
Carrie has over 10 years experience in portfolio strategy, new program development, marketing and relationship management. She earned her B.S. in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Babson College in 1998 and her M.B.A. from Babson in 2006.
Nan Covert, Enterprise Relationship Manager
Nan joined Babson Executive Education in 2010 with a focus on the Enterprise program portfolio. As Enterprise Relationship Manager, she is responsible for maintaining and growing relationships with existing clients, as well as delivering programs for a wide range of global partners in South America, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. She also oversees the Babson Entrepreneurship Program, a large multi-program summer experience for students from partner institutions all over the world.
Nan's background is in sales and marketing within the financial services, publishing, and hospitality industries. Her areas of expertise include copywriting, client service, and project management. She holds a B.A. in English with a minor in French from Middlebury College.
Janet Dewsnap, Program Manager
Janet has been with Babson Executive and Enterprise Education since 2010, and now manages the growing Open Enrollment portfolio in addition to several Enterprise programs, partnering with our global clients from Asia, Europe and South America. Janet came to BEEE with years of experience in client relations, entrepreneurship, operations and event management. She is well prepared for and enjoys the challenges of program development and management, and working through the logistics of delivering world class programs. Janet is committed to building and strengthening relationship and BEEE's diverse and dynamic clientele.
Originally from Canada, Janet earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, with a major in Marketing, and speaks conversational Cantonese.
Michelle Hackett, Program Manager
Michelle joined the BEE team as a Program Manager in September of 2013 after spending two years as a Program Coordinator supporting projects and programs for Babson Global. Prior to joining Babson, Michelle worked in the interactive marketing and advertising industry where she worked with clients in the education, SMS technology, hospitality, and defense industries.
Michelle earned her B.S. in Communication from the University of Miami, Florida, with a double major in Public Relations and Spanish, and a minor in Marketing. She is currently pursuing her MBA at the Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. Michelle is a former competitive figure skater who competed nationally and internationally, and now coaches figure skating lessons part-time at the Babson Skating Center.
Evelyn Lager, Senior Director, Business Development
As Senior Director, Evelyn Lager is responsible for developing custom solutions for Babson Executive Education’s corporate clients. As such, she works closely with corporate partners to identify the needs of the organization and build a Babson team to develop highly customized solutions. Evelyn Lager has over ten years of experience in program design and account management. Evelyn was born and raised in Switzerland and, before joining Babson, was a founding member of the ‘Swissnex’ Science and Educational Consulate of Switzerland. As such, she has developed and implemented strategic activities and relations for entrepreneurs, scientists, academics and business professionals.
Evelyn is fluent in English, German and French. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Boston College and an MBA from Babson College.
Tammy Lamenzo, Program Coordinator
As a member of the Babson Executive Education team, Tammy works in different capacities to provide support for a variety of Custom and Open Enrollment programs. Collaborating with faculty, presenters, and participants, she ensures that programs are successful and well-received.
An entrepreneur at heart, Tammy started Parent Talk, a not-for-profit organization in Needham, MA, that has been flourishing for the last twenty years. As part owner of a wine store in Dover, she has experience in the retail industry and running a small business. Tammy has her B.A. in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island and her M.B.A. from Northeastern University.
Dayle Lipsky, Assistant Manager, Business Development
Dayle’s efforts often serve as a gateway for people within the business community who seek the type of high-quality leadership development services for which Babson is known. By supporting Open Enrollment Programs and generating leads for the Business Development Team, she plays an important role in introducing customers to programming that provides a meaningful return on their investment. Dayle also works with clients and faculty to cultivate 1-2 day custom workshops. With more than 19 years of experience within the hospitality industry, Dayle is accustomed to putting clients first. No stranger to Babson, for 11 years she built customer relationships for the company that managed the Babson Executive Conference Center. During this time, Dayle also started the Boston National Sales Office for ARAMARK Harrison Lodging. She is a graduate of Ithaca College.
Gisela Lokpez, Director, Business Development
Gisela brings her own unique and extensive experience as a financial professional and woman entrepreneur to BEEE. She has not only worked in the banking and financial services industry, but is also the founder of her own boutique-consulting firm that focused on the Latin American market. Gisela has international exposure in strategic and financial projects for growth, M&A, as well as international negotiations. She works with a broad range of clients to design and develop programs that support the development of leaders at all levels of the organization.
Fluent in English and Spanish, Gisela received her B.S. from Santa Maria University - Caracas, Venezuela, and her M.B.A. from Babson College.
Karen Nelson, Program Coordinator
Karen is enthusiastic about supporting individuals and corporations with their professional development goals. As a Program Coordinator she supports the team in the planning and execution of Executive and Enterprise Education programs.
Karen brings with her a background in Human Resources, Sales, and Customer Service which, when combined, bring an understanding of client needs and corporate goals. Karen majored in Communications at Quinnipiac University and is currently pursuing her MBA at Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
Cathy Shea, Associate Dean
Cathy Shea is responsible for identifying new opportunities and resources for residential, global and virtual program delivery. She represents BEE in a wide variety of client relationships and also works closely with the team and the college to identify faculty resources for expanded program offerings and development support for faculty.
Cathy has nearly 25 years of experience in university-based executive education serving in a number of roles including marketing, business development and operations for both open enrollment and custom programs. Prior to joining university administration, Cathy served as an aide to a U.S. Congressman from Connecticut. She earned a B.A. in political science and history from Boston College.
Mary Siegel, Program Manager
Mary has been working at Babson Executive Education since March 2004. She currently serves as program manager for custom and open enrollment programs. Mary enjoys the challenge of coordinating all of the aspects of a successfully run executive education program and the opportunity to interact with BEE’s diversified clientele. Prior to joining BEE, Mary worked as a Human Resource Benefits Consultant for two large corporations. She also spent several years at a privately owned medical device company in the position of Manager of Administrative Services.