Blank Center Team

 

Alexandra Dunk

Assistant Director of Outreach, Marketing, and Communication
The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

As Assistant Director of Outreach, Marketing, and Communication, Alexandra is responsible for driving awareness of the Blank Center’s mission and brand and for developing marketing communication plans around its programs, initiatives, and signature events. Before joining the Babson team, Alexandra spent five years as the marketing director for national and regional restaurant chains, as well as three years in operations. She brings a passion for entrepreneurial environments to her position, having also had the opportunity to work with a food startup in the Harvard Innovation Lab. She has her BA in Political Science and French from Tufts University.

Cindy Klein Marmer

Associate Director
The John E. and Alice L. Butler Launch Pad

In her current role as Associate Director of the John E. and Alice L. Butler Launch Pad, Cindy manages the mentoring of student entrepreneurs. Cindy joined Babson’s Graduate School Center for Career Development in 2004, most recently working as Associate Director with students interested in technology, life sciences, energy and entrepreneurial careers. Cindy is an MBA from Babson College’s two year MBA program where she went through the Entrepreneurship Intensity Track (EIT) and co-launched AdvantageNet, Inc., a business and career management consulting firm. Prior to Babson, Cindy held several positions of increasing responsibility in the financial services and communications industries. She earned her B.S. in Accounting at University of Delaware, an MBA with honors from Babson College and is a former CPA.

Tamara Lamenzo

Assistant Director
Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference

Tamara is the assistant director of the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC). BCERC, founded by Babson College in 1981 and considered by many to be the premier entrepreneurship research conference in the world, brings together entrepreneurship academics from all over the world every year. Tamara joined Babson College in 2012 as a program coordinator at Babson Executive Education and then served as a program manager. She has many entrepreneurial skills, as she started Parent Talk, a nonprofit that has been going strong for 25+ years. She also spent some time in the liquor business as the part owner of a store and as the operator of a beverage catering service. She is the staff advisor for TEDxBabsonCollege, managed by Babson graduate students each year.

Nancy McCarthy

Program and Operations Specialist
The John E. and Alice L. Butler Launch Pad

As the Program and Operations Specialist, Nancy is responsible for delivering events, programs, and initiatives related to the Butler Launch Pad and other Entrepreneur Programs such our signature events and the Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) Program. 

Before joining the Babson team in the spring of 2015, she worked in interior design and previously was the Director of the Boston University Corporate Education Center. She earned her BS from the State University College at Oneonta, New York, with degrees in Psychology and Business/Economics.

Sue Nealon

Administrative Coordinator
The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

Sue provides administrative assistance and facilities management to the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. In her role directly supporting the Executive Director of the Blank Center, she is responsible for providing logistical and budgetary support, and assists in the efficient implementation of the John E. and Alice L. Butler Launch Pad and other entrepreneurial programs and events.

Before joining the Babson team in fall of 2019, Sue worked as the Office Manager and Facilities Coordinator at Saint Theresa Parish in Sherborn. Prior to to that position, Sue was the manager of the furniture department at Macy’s Furniture Gallery.  Sue graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.A. in Fashion Marketing.

Beth Peterson

Administrative Coordinator
Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference

Beth provides administrative support for the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) and for the Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research (FER), proceedings from the BCERC. In her role supporting the conference, she is responsible for providing logistical support and assists in the efficient implementation of the conference.

Before joining the Babson team in the spring of 2019, she worked in the Franklin Public Schools in special education, as a staffing manager for Robert Half, and in HR for Fidelity Investments. She earned her BS from the University of New Hampshire, Durham with a degree in Business Administration.