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
Jenn Bender, CEO
New Sector Alliance
Jenn Bender is CEO of New Sector Alliance, a national nonprofit organization which strengthens the social sector talent pipeline through fellowship programs. She has been responsible for doubling the organization's size in her first two years in this role and looks forward to its continued expansion, and has led initiatives to update and customize the program's curriculum, strengthen and diversify recruiting pipelines, and develop new partnerships with nonprofits, foundations, and corporations. Jenn joined New Sector as Managing Director before moving into her current role.
Before working with New Sector, Jenn was Executive Director of The Bridge Center, a therapeutic recreation nonprofit organization, and Program Director at MGH Aspire where she developed, managed and grew therapeutic programs to meet the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Jenn previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Camp Association and serves on the Seven Generations Board of City Year Boston.
Jenn earned her AB from Cornell University, EdM from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and MBA from Babson College.
Amy Branson, College Relations Program Director
Amy Branson is a college 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, HR Director, Talent Acquisition
CVS Caremark Corporation
Christy Del Regno is the HR director of talent acqusition at CVS Caremark Corporation, 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 Caremark. Throughout her career, she has led the people agenda for acquisitions, mergers, and reorganization initiatives. Through her relationship efforts with Babson, CVS Caremark 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, VP, College Relations
State Street Corporation
Kim DiNicola is managing director and head of university relations 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, Senior Manager of Human Resources
Martin Mitchell is a senior manager of human resources 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, Director of Talent Acquisition
Marcus Tgettis is director of talent acquisition at Constant Contact, the leading marketing technology company for small businesses and nonprofits. In his current role, he is responsible for all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and employment branding. Prior to Constant Contact, Tgettis was a senior human resources business partner for the engineering and operations organization at Akamai in Cambridge, MA, the leading Internet infrastructure company. During his time at Akamai, he also led Akamai’s technology recruiting team and strategy when the company grew from 500 to 2,500 employees globally. Before Akamai, he held the position of recruiting manager at ESPN, The Worldwide Leader in Sports. Tgettis earned his BS from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is co-chairman of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council’s Workforce Development Community, and has been quoted in
The Boston Globe,
Boston Business Journal, and his small business hiring blog has been featured in
The New York Times.