Babson College President Kerry Healey Named One of Boston Business Journal’s ‘Power 50—The Newsmakers’

This year’s list focuses on those leading and breaking new ground, unafraid to make headlines

Kerry HealeyBabson College President Kerry Healey is among Boston Business Journal’s Power 50—an annual list naming the region’s most influential people, this year focused on what the outlet considers ‘newsmakers’.

President Healey also made Boston Business Journal’s list shortly after her Babson inauguration in 2013.

According to Boston Business Journal, “This year’s list is focused on men and women who are not only leading and breaking new ground, but also doing that work as an example to others, unafraid to make headlines and, at times, stand firm in the heat of the spotlight’s glare.”

This year alone, President Healey and Babson College have announced new, forward-looking graduate degree options, including the 2018 opening of its new hub in Miami and an added Master of Science in Business Analytics program, which launched this fall. She has also worked diligently to increase access to a Babson education, through more scholarship opportunities and the announcement of an accelerated degree path for undergraduate students. Under President Healey’s leadership, Babson has continued to be named a top-institution across multiple disciplines, including:

Other honorees include Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, President and CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital Sandra Fenwick, Principle Owner of the New England Patriots Robert Kraft, Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, and more.

President Healey and the rest of the Power 50 will be celebrated at a special event at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Dr. Kerry Healey

Babson College President Dr. Kerry Murphy Healey is internationally recognized for her nearly three decades of service in academia, government, and humanitarian work both in the United States and overseas.

Serving with distinction as the 70th lieutenant governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007, Dr. Healey worked to lead, enact, and implement a wide range of policy and legislative initiatives for the Romney-Healey Administration. She co-chaired the state’s Regional Competitiveness Councils, which focused on coordinating economic development and increasing business competitiveness throughout Massachusetts. She led successful efforts to expand legal protection and services for victims of domestic violence and child abuse, increase penalties for drunken driving, and create recovery high schools to support education for formerly drug-addicted youth. Dr. Healey also partnered with Governor Romney to craft Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation health care reform legislation.

In 2008, Dr. Healey was appointed by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a founding member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. State Department’s Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan (PJRA), a position to which she was later reappointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As founder and president of the nonprofit that administers the PJRA’s rule-of-law programs, she helped Afghan lawyers attend top U.S. law schools to study human rights issues and commercial law and to establish Afghanistan’s first Law Review. As a trustee of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF), she worked to secure scholarships for Afghan women, and, in conjunction with Stanford Law School, to establish a law program at AUAF.

Dr. Healey has led numerous philanthropic initiatives including: efforts to combat child homelessness with the National Center on Family Homelessness; delivering humanitarian aid to children and the elderly in Cuba; the Parity Project, a bipartisan effort to promote the election and appointment of women to high-level government offices; and training female parliamentarians in Afghanistan.

In 2010, Dr. Healey created and hosted Shining City, a television series showcasing New England’s cutting-edge scientific and social innovation which aired on NESN.

Prior to her public service, Dr. Healey worked for more than a decade as a public policy consultant to the United States Department of Justice for Cambridge-based think tank Abt Associates. Her research and published work focused on gang violence, drug abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence.

Dr. Healey holds an AB in government from Harvard College and a PhD in political science and law from Trinity College, Dublin. She has been a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of 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, bradicioni@babson.edu, (781) 239-4548 | 10/11/2017 10:00 AM