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.
Rebecca Pitman, Recruiting Manager
Altman Vilandrie & Company
Becca Pitman is the recruiting manager for Altman Vilandrie & Company, a strategy consulting firm focused on the telecom, media, and technology sectors. She is responsible for all campus (intern and full-time), lateral, administrative, and temp hiring for the firm. She also handles legal and compliance matters for the firm. Before joining Altman Vilandrie & Company, Pitman was the director of recruiting at Locke Lord, LLP, an international law firm, where she ran the summer associate program and handled attorney hiring at all levels. Prior to moving into recruiting, she practiced corporate law in the Boston office of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP. Pitman earned her BA from Boston University and her JD from Boston College Law School.