Babson College Names Marla Capozzi First Female Board Chair

Babson College, an NEC member, has named Marla Capozzi as the Chair of its Board of Trustees, making Babson the only business school in Massachusetts where the positions of President and Board Chair are both filled by women.  Dr. Kerry Healey, former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor, has served as president since 2013.

Capozzi graduated with honors from Babson and has been heavily involved in the college and its Board of Trustees for many years.  She has an impressive 17-year career at McKinsey & Company where she has been a leader of McKinsey’s Global Strategy and Innovation Practice, as well as in the McKinsey Academy, the firm’s new global venture for client leadership development and capability building.  Previously, she led product development at the Lotus/IBM Innovation Centre in Cambridge and was a member of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Council for Innovation.  In her seven years on the council she served as vice-chair of the Board of Directors for the non-profit, Project Bread: The Walk for Hunger in Boston.  Her breadth of experience and dedication to innovation and entrepreneurship made her an ideal candidate for the new Chair of the Babson Board of Trustees.

“I’m so fortunate to be chair-elect as we enter our centennial and build off of the amazing strength and position of the college. It’s never been stronger, including our role in accelerating women entrepreneurs around the world,” said Capozzi. “As the world leader and the school that founded the discipline of teaching entrepreneurship, we will continue to pioneer the most innovative education opportunities to make entrepreneurship accessible and affordable to everyone around the world.”

The New England Council congratulates Babson on this achievement and wishes Marla Capozzi the best in her new role.  Read more in The Boston Globe and on Babson College.

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