Employer Advisory Board
The Babson Graduate Center for Career Development’s Employer Advisory Board is a forum for information sharing and relationship building between company recruiters and Grad CCD with three overarching goals:
- Deepen relationships between employers and the Babson community
- Enhance student preparation to help them enter into and succeed in the workforce
- Have Babson become the obvious choice among employers who look to grow through innovation
Amy Branson, University Relations Program Director
Amy Branson is the university relations program director for Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans, and a leading online brokerage firm. Since joining the firm in 1996, Branson has been responsible for leading the MBA recruitment efforts and school relationships for multiple campus programs. This includes leadership development programs and consulting. Prior to her current position, she was a principal staffing consultant managing recruitment strategies for Asset Management, Investment Services, and Enterprise Operations. Branson earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Tony Bretti, Vice President of Human Resources
Tony Bretti is the vice president of human resources for Instrumentation Laboratory, a healthcare company that is a market leader in diagnostic instruments for critical care and hemostasis that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality invitro diagnostics products. Since joining IL in 2013, Bretti has been responsible for leading an HR team that oversees talent acquisition, leadership development, employee engagement, performance management, compensation, and benefits administration.
He has more than 25 years of experience as an HR professional, and has held a variety of positions in various HR disciplines, including training and development, employee relations, and business partnering roles. Prior to joining IL, Bretti worked for several Fortune 500 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Target Stores, Schneider Electric, and Dunkin Brands. He also held the position of vice president of HR and corporate secretary for New England Confectionary.
Bretti earned his master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from The University of New Haven, and his bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University.
Catherine Curtis, Global Recruiting Manager
Catherine Curtis is the global recruiting manager for Innosight, a global strategy and innovation consulting firm. Since 2011, she has been responsible for all lateral, fall, and winter recruiting for the firm’s three offices. She started her career at Robert Half International, New York, placing finance professionals in both temporary and permanent positions. Two years later, she joined Proskauer Rose LLP as a recruiting coordinator, assisting with lateral recruiting and the summer program. Curtis was recruited by a former manager to Ropes & Gray LLP, where she led the firm’s professional development initiatives. In 2010, she joined Baker Hostetler LLP as a recruiting manager. Baker is the court-appointed trustee of the Bernard L. Madoff liquidation, so her primary responsibility was staffing the litigation team for this matter. Curtis earned her bachelor’s degree from Providence College.
Christy Del Regno, Director, Diversity and University Recruiting
Christy Del Regno is the director of diversity and university recruiting at CVS Health, the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States dedicated to helping people on their path to better health. She has more than 15 years of experience as an HR generalist and specialist experience spanning Fortune 20 companies, including General Mills, Pepsi, Johnson and Johnson, and now CVS Health. Throughout her career, she has led the people agenda for acquisitions, mergers, and reorganization initiatives. Through her relationship efforts with Babson, CVS Health has been recognized as Employer of the Year for two consecutive years. Del Regno earned her MA in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota, and her SPHR and HR leadership certificate from the Corporate Executive Board.
Kim DiNicola, Managing Director, University Relations and Entry Level Recruiting
State Street Corporation
Kim DiNicola is the managing director for university relations and entry level recruiting for North America at State Street Corporation. In this role, DiNicola is responsible for the strategic development of State Street’s on-campus recruitment activities that include professional development programs for graduates and undergraduates, internships, and co-ops. In addition, DiNicola serves as a subject matter expert in college workforce trends, and provides the firm with creative and innovative approaches to campus recruitment.
Before joining State Street, DiNicola was vice president of college relations for Fidelity Investments. In this role, she was responsible for leading Fidelity’s college recruitment efforts, and oversaw the management of the firm’s targeted school relationships at more than 90 colleges and universities nationwide. At Fidelity, DiNicola also served as a principal staffing consultant managing recruitment strategies for Fidelity’s marketing, branch office, and brokerage businesses. Prior to Fidelity, she spent 13 years as a senior human resource generalist at Putnam Investments.
Kim earned her BA from Wheaton College in Norton, MA. She is an active member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). She also serves on employer advisory boards at Universum and at The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.
Anna Mella, Founder
Anna Mella is founder of Talent International and currently senior partner in Grupo Criteria, a consulting company specializing in the management and search for talent. She is an expert and international speaker on talent management with 30 years of experience in banking, consulting, consumer products, and retail. Characterized by her talent for innovation, Mella has created and implemented diverse programs to attract, develop, and retain talent who have received global recognition and are now considered “best practices” worldwide in Kimberly Clark Corporation. She brings a strong international background with projects in the U.S., Asia, Eastern Europe, and in 20 countries in Latin America. Mella earned her MBA from George Washington University. In addition, she participates in continuous learning courses on leadership, project management, and human resources at INCAE, Northwestern University, Thunderbird University, and the University of Michigan. Mella also is active in the Alumni Admissions Program at Georgetown University.
Martin Mitchell, Director of Talent
Ocean Spray Cranberries
Martin Mitchell is the director of talent at Ocean Spray Cranberries, North America’s leading producer of shelf-stable juice drinks, and the best-selling brand name in this category since 1981. Since joining Ocean Spray in 2006, Mitchell has been involved in all aspects of talent acquisition, workforce planning initiatives, and human capital management. Prior to working at Ocean Spray, Mitchell spent more than 10 years in various human resource roles within the financial service and nonprofit industries in the Boston area. Mitchell serves as a board member of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts and Babson College’s Employer Advisory Board for the Graduate Center for Career Development. He earned his Bachelor of Science in business management from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh, and his Master of Science in human resource management from Emmanuel College in Boston.
Marcus Tgettis, Vice President of Talent Strategy
Marcus Tgettis is the Vice President of Talent Strategy at Rapid7, a leading Cybersecurity company that turns data into insights. Rapid7 is trusted by more than 6000 organizations in 100+ countries including nearly 40% of the Fortune 100. Marcus is responsible for building the talent programs and strategies that attract, hire, engage, and develop Rapid7’s people. Previously, Marcus was the Vice President of Human Resources at Constant Contact, which was acquired by Endurance International in February 2016. Prior to Constant Contact, Marcus held various HR leadership positions at Akamai, the world’s leading cloud platform and content delivery network, and ESPN, the worldwide leader in Sports. Marcus holds a BS from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He is an advisory board member for the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, Babson College, and ReacHire. Marcus has appeared in the
The Boston Globe,
Boston Business Journal, and
New York Times and he is a regular blog contributor and public speaker on talent related topics.