Babson College Names Auditorium to Honor Outgoing Board of Trustees Chair Joseph L. Winn

Esteemed member of Babson College community, Joseph L. Winn MBA’74, P’15 will step down as chair this month following six years of dedicated service in this role

Joseph L. WinnThe Babson Board of Trustees has renamed Olin Hall Auditorium in honor of Joseph L. Winn MBA’74, P’15 for his esteemed leadership of the board as its chair from 2011 to 2017.

The Joseph L. Winn Auditorium is located in Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, where Winn earned his MBA. The auditorium is at the heart of many signature Babson events, including the Babson Entrepreneurship Forum, Latin American Forum, Summer Venture Showcase, Rocket Pitch, and more. It is a place where Babson’s entrepreneurs of all kinds convene business with community members from all around the world, and work together to create great economic and social value everywhere.

In honor of Winn, Babson has raised more than $1.5 million to extensively renovate the auditorium so it will continue to serve as a venue for signature Babson events for decades.

“We are incredibly grateful for Chairman Winn and his many years of dedicated and forward-thinking service to Babson College,” said President Kerry Healey. “Under his leadership, Babson has been strategically positioned, not only as a world leader in entrepreneurship education, but also as an innovator in higher education. On behalf of the entire Babson College community, I want to thank Joe for his long-standing efforts with the College, and to wish him all the best in future endeavors.”

Winn is a member of the Babson Global Board of Directors. He previously served on the Babson College Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2010 as a member and chair of the Investment and Finance Committees, and was also a member of the Audit, Executive, Graduate, and Executive Education Committees. Winn additionally served on the College’s IT Task Force and the Endowment Returns and Spending Task Force. 

Winn was a member of the Presidential Search Committee in 2008, and vice chair of the MBA 50th Campaign. He has served as an Alumni Career Volunteer, Fast Track MBA Volunteer, and Business Plan Evaluator. He has been a member of the President’s Society, the Roger Babson Circle, and the Entrepreneurs Circle Gift Clubs.

Winn spent nearly 10 years with American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT), serving as vice chair from 2001 to 2004 and CFO from the company’s inception in 1995 until 2001.

Before joining AMT, Winn served as co-founder, CFO, and director of American Radio Systems Corporation, president of Atlantic Radio Corporation, and senior vice president of American Cablesystems Corporation.

Winn earned his BS from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in 1973, and his MBA from Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business in 1974.

This month, Marla M. Capozzi MBA’96 will succeed Winn as chair—the first woman to assume this role in Babson College history. Capozzi was the vice chair of Babson’s Board of Trustees, and a member of the board for the last seven years.

“Joe has been a committed and respected collaborator and leader at Babson College during years of expansive growth, change, and opportunity,” said Capozzi. “With nearly two decades of service on the board, he has been and will continue to serve as a mentor as we plan ahead for Babson’s second century.”

Chairman Winn has helped lead Babson College through years of celebrated success, including the appointment of its first woman president, Kerry Healey, various and continued top college rankings, and the College’s expansion beyond Wellesley, Massachusetts, with the creation of global hubs in Boston, San Francisco, and Miami. 

Highlights: A Legacy of Success During Joseph L. Winn’s Tenure

Presidential Leadership

Continued Rankings Success

Record-Breaking Fundraising

Campus Expansion and Renovation

Expanding Beyond Wellesley

New Programs and Offerings

Enhanced Global Outreach

Student Life Excels

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value

By Brianna Radicioni,, (781) 239-4548 | 10/20/2017 11:00 AM