The HBSAB Board of Governors is a diverse group of HBS alumni who coordinate the administration of programs and set Association
strategy and policies.
2012 - 2013 Board of Directors
Vice President & Treasurer: Hayden Anderson
Vice President: Nat Welch
Programs Co-Chairs & Vice Presidents: Adrian Gill & Arden O'Connor
Vice President of Membership: Kathryn McKinnon
Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) Chair: Chris MacKenzie
Clerk: Habib Rahman
HBS Alumni Relations Rep: Katie Martin
Governors: Emile Bellott, George Berman, Andrew Bernstein, Genia Demetriades, Kristen Giarrusso, Chuck French, Bernie Heine, Christine Phillpotts, Jay Sherry*, Bic Stevens, Maura Sullivan, Saeko Tsuchihashi, Frank Wezniak, and Marc Zablatsky*
CAP Representatives: Bill Morrison & Janet Nicholas, Co-chairs
* Past President
S. Hayden Anderson, MBA 1969, Treasurer & Vice President
Hayden Anderson has been treasurer and a member of the
Board of Governors of HBSAB for three years. After retiring three times, Hayden continues to consult with small businesses. He was
previously vice president of finance for Accent Optical Technologies in Bend,
Oregon, and York, England. He was group controller for Bio-Rad
Laboratories, and he held a series of finance positions with Digital Equipment,
including assignments in Switzerland, Japan, and Singapore. Hayden has served as a member of the executive committee of of
the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission, and he has been board chair and
treasurer of Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of New England. Hayden
and his wife, Michelle, live in Dracut. They have five children, twelve
grandchildren, and one delightful great-granddaughter.
Emile Bellott, MBA 1978, Governor
Emile Bellott is a Biotech Industry consultant, based in the Boston area. In over 30 years of industry experience, he has served in a variety of positions in the management of research and discovery and was VP of Operations, and co-founder of two development-stage biotech companies and founder of a life-science software company. His work has resulted in issued patents and development and licensing of several new candidate drug compounds. He also serves as a contributing author to European Pharmaceutical Review. Emile earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard Univeristy. He is a resident of Beverly and enjoys photography and equestrian sports.
George M. Berman, MBA 1949, Governor
George M. Berman is founder (1960) and retired Chairman of Unitrode Corporation, a $200 million (sales) NYSE semiconductor company. Active as mentor of technology start-ups and in development work with two Harvard hospitals.
Andrew Bernstein, MBA 1990, Governor
Currently, Andrew Bernstein is the CEO and Co-founder of Kearsarge Energy. Kearsarge develops, manages and finances renewable energy projects including wind, hydro, solar, biogas and biomass. The company focuses on transactions ranging from $5 to $50 million. Kearsarge manages four operating companies, focusing on new development, public-private partnershps, tax equity and hydropower. Andrew has extensive experience in project finance and has consulted on energy development for various clients for more than 18 years.
Iphigenia Demetriades, MBA 1989, Governor
Genia Demetriades has over 25 years experience as a portfolio manager and real estate executive in the real estate investment advisor industry and most recently worked for AEW Capital Management. She is active on several non-profit boards and is a commissioner of the Back Bay Architectural Commission. She is a graduate of Wellesley College.
|Chuck French, MBA 1958, Governor
After a 30 year career as a high-tech marketing/management executive,
Chuck founded Saybrooke Associates to apply his experience and training to a
consulting role in both nonprofit and commercial organizations. He
has worked with CAP for 10 years as a volunteer and board member. He currently
has commercial clients in the defense industry and theatre arts marketing. He
served in senior management positions with leading display integrators including
Fusion Optix, Aydin Displays, Three Five Systems, and Advanced Video Display.
His international experience included serving as VP International Operations
for Vitrion Computer Systems and the Baird Corporation. He has served on the
Board of the Harvard Business School Community Action Program, the Bedford VA
Research Inc., the Arlington Friends of the Drama and the Lexington Historical
Society and has also served as member of the Lexington Tourism Committee and
the Bedford Historic Preservation Commission, the Bedford TV Committee and
Friends of the Bedford Depot.
Renee Fry, MBA 1999, President
Renee Fry is a founder of Making Care Easier, an on-line
application for helping families care for elderly relatives.
Previously, Renee led Philips Lighting North America's New Business
Initiatives and Development across their five business units. Renee
worked for Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney overseeing the majority of
his cabinet and before that was in the cabinet herself as Director of
Technology and Undersecretary of Economic Development. She started her
career after HBS at a supply chain start-up backed by Charles River
Ventures and before school at BASF in their professional development
program. Renee has a BS in Operations Management and Honors Logistics
degree from Penn State and is a 1999 alum of HBS, section B. Renee and her husband Ryan live in Quincy with their son Liam. Email Renee.
Kristen Giarrusso, MBA 1998, Governor
Kristen Giarrusso joined Brown Brothers Harriman upon graduating from HBS in 1989. She is currently the Partner in charge of Firm wide Strategy, Marketing and Communications. She also heads up the business development, marketing and risk management disciplines for the Investment and Wealth Management businesses. While at BBH, Kristen also helped to launch BBH Infomediary, a technology servies company, for which she served as Chariman and CEO. She also headed up the Americas region for their largest business, Investor Services.
Adrian Gill, MBA 1998, Co-chair, Programs and Vice President
Adrian is the founder of Adhoc Industries, an agency providing brand strategy, creative marketing advisory, film production and design services. Through extensive brand and general management experience, he serves as board advisor to several startups focusing on building consumer and brand equity in the social/digital media space. He stays close to creative ventures, and is Executive Producer for a short film that premiered at Sundance Film Festibal 2011. Adrian is the former Vice President of the Global Footwear Division at Puma, a $1.8B business, where he ran all operations and led the global design team. Prior to Puma, Adrian spent two years at AT Kearny, Inc. (Consumer Goods Practice), and four years at PricewaterhouseCoopers (Technology Practice).
Bernie Heine, MBA 1990, Governor
Bernie Heine founded Professional Business Coaches, Inc. in September
2009. He has 20 years of
experience advising senior business leaders (mostly in large companies)
including: leading strategic planning for Textron Inc., advising the CEO of
Coca-Cola in Germany, and as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting
Group (also in Germany). He
started his career as a marine engineer building ships globally. Bernie holds a
BS in marine engineering systems from the US Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA
from Harvard Business School. He is fluent in German, and lives with his wife
and 2 children in Massachusetts.
A. Christian MacKenzie, MBA 1988, Chair, Shared Interest Groups (SIGs)
Chris MacKenzie provides strategy, marketing and business development consulting services to senior management and boards of firms in the computer software industry. His specific expertise is in the development and launch of new technology products and services that are adjacent to established core markets. Chris has held executive positions in marketing, strategy, business development and general management functions at early to mid-stage technology organizations including Black Duck Software and Biscom. He has also served on the advisory boards of several technology startups. Prior to his entry into the software industry, Chris architected the fixed income trading system for a major Wall Street broker-dealer.
Katie Martin, Director of Alumni Clubs and Associations at HBS,
Ex officio Board Member
Katie Martin is Director of
Alumni Clubs and Associations at Harvard Business School. In this role, Katie
is solely focused on partnering with the more than 100 alumni organizations
worldwide to increase alumni engagement both with each other and with the
School. Katie holds
a BA from Colby College and an MBA from the Leeds School of Business at the
University of Colorado at Boulder.
Kathryn McKinnon, MBA 1989, Vice President of Membership
Kathryn McKinnon has served the HBSAB as Chair of the Membership Committee from 2011-2012. Professionally she has been
an Executive Life Coach since 1992.
Her 32 years of corporate and entrepreneurial business experience
include Member of the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Organizing Committee, Assistant
Editor for Adirondack Life Magazine, Advertising Manager for the Chittenden
Bank, Product Manager and Marketing Director for the Shawmut Bank and the Bank
of Boston, Innovation Management Consultant for IdeaScope Associates, Harvard
Business School Officer for MBA Career Management Services and Executive
Education, and Executive Education Consultant for The Center for Executive
Bill Morrison, MBA 1998, Co-chair, CAP
For the past six years, Bill has worked with a variety of non-profit agencies on
issues of strategy, marketing, governance and finance as a consultant and board
member. For the preceding fifteen years, he worked in the computer industry as
an entrepreneur and senior manager in product management, marketing and
engineering roles. Morrison co-founded Sports Reward Systems, creating customer
loyalty programs for Major League Baseball fans. Prior to starting SRS,
Morrison worked at ATG, a leading Internet commerce and loyalty marketing
technology vendor and as Director of Product Marketing at Avid Sports, LLC. He
also held a number of engineering management positions at Avid Technology and
Bill has been a member of nine HBSAB Community Action Partners (CAP) projects and has served on CAP's Board for four years.
Janet Nicholas, MBA 1980, Co-chair, CAP
Janet Nicholas is currently Director of Strategic Initiatives for Dassault Systemes, a $2 billion French software company that sells a portfolio of product lifecycle management software. She joined Dassalt Systems in April 2010, following her retirement from IBM where she spent fifteen years in a number of roles includng strategy, sales and marketing leadership positions focused on the Chemical and Petroleum industries and consulting service business management roles.
Arden O'Connor, MBA 2008, Co-chair, Programs and Vice President
Arden O'Connor graduated from Harvard College in 2000 and started an agency dedicated to serving youth transitioning out of the foster care system. During her time managing Rediscovery, Inc., Arden remained responsible for over $1.5 million in state contracts and raised approximately $250,000 in private donor money. In 2008, Arden graduated from HBS and transitioned into the healthcare system. She recently joined a small healthcare services company called Dovetailhealth, focused on preventing hospital readmissions. Over the past few years, Arden served as the Rediscovery, Inc. Board Chair, a Winsor School Corporation Member, Victory Programs Board Member, and a board for the Harvard Club of Boston.
Christine Phillpotts, MBA 2009, Governor
Christine is the Global Portfolio Manager for the Grassroots Business Fund (GBF), a
global impact investment fund that provides capital and business advisory
services to companies targeting customers or suppliers in developing countries.
Christine earned a B.A. in economics and
psychology from Columbia University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and
an M.B.A from Harvard Business School, where she received first-year honors.
She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and was awarded the
Robert Toigo Foundation and Morgan Stanley MBA fellowships. Christine served as
Co-Chair of the 2012 New Venture Competition of the Harvard Business School
Association of Boston. She is
fluent in French and has a basic knowledge of Haitian Creole and Spanish.
Habib Rahman, MBA 1983, Clerk
Habib is a tax accountant and estate planner for individuals and small local businesses. For almost three decades, he worked with aspiring and active entrepreneurs and helped them with their tax and legal issues. Since 1986 Habib has been a faculty member at Suffolk University's School of Management where he teaches business law and accounting. He also taught at Bentley and Regis colleges in the Boston area and the University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
John L. Sherry, MBA 1979, Governor
Jay Sherry has an extensive background as a Chief Marketing Officer for technology companies. His recent work includes clients such as Eka Software Solutions, where he was interim CMO for the Bangalore-based provider of commodity trading software. Past roles include Vice President of Marketing & Solution Frameworks for Pegasystems, a $340M public company provider of business process management software. He has more than 20 years' experience in both public and venture-backed software companies. After HBS, his early career included 13 years in product marketing and brand management at IBM, followed by start-up experience with companies such as Kenan Systems, Excelergy, as well as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Geac, a $400M public software company.
Jay holds a Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics from Brown University and an MBA from HBS, class of 1979 section H. He is the immediate past president of HBSAB, and also serves as treasurer of his HBS reunion class. Jay and his wife Kathy have four children and live in Wayland, Massachusetts.
G. Bickley Stevens, MBA 1969, Governor
Bic has more than 30 years of venture capital, investment banking, and business development experience. He is the founder and principal of Stevens Capital Advisors, a cleantech advisory investment banking firm, and is currently advising and raising capital for a number of cleantech companies. Stevens Capital Advisors is affilated with Growth Capital Services, Inc., a registered broker dealer operating under the regulations of the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (FINRA).
| Maura Sullivan, MBA 2009, Governor
Maura Sullivan is a former Marine
Corps Captain and is presently a Director in PepsiCo's General Management
Leadership Development Program, currently running Frito-Lay’s Central New
England business. A native of
Chicago, Maura attended Northwestern University on a ROTC scholarship.
After completing Marine Corps Officer Candidates School and earning her
commission, Maura served more than 5 years on active duty including a tour in
Fallujah, Iraq and 2 years in Okinawa, Japan supporting Joint Military
Exercises throughout southeast Asia. Maura is a 2009 graduate of Harvard
Business School and Harvard Kennedy School where she was both a John F. Kennedy
Fellow and a George Fellow and was elected Co-President of Harvard’s Armed
Forces Alumni Association. In
2009, she was appointed to The American Battle Monuments Commission by
President Obama. Maura sits on the Board of Directors for Orphans Against
AIDS and Crimson Serves. She resides in Boston where she serves as a Year-Up
mentor and is elsewhere active in her local community.
Saeko Tsuchihashi, MBA 1992, Governor
Saeko manages Market Ignition Group. She brings US technology companies
to Asia (and vice versa), providing market entry strategies and arranging
strategic partnerships and capital infusions. With Global Emerging LLC, she
helps US companies enter the Chinese market by providing incubation spaces and
investment from an affiliated private equity fund. Saeko was at Sony in product
marketing, Cargill in strategic planning, and the Inter-American Development
Bank investing and lending in Latin America. She founded a mobile internet
startup and worked as a strategy and marketing consultant driving the
development of innovative products, services, and market initiatives. She speaks
English, Japanese, Spanish and some Chinese. Former chair, HBSAB programming
Nathaniel Welch, MBA 1979, Vice President
Nat and his colleagues at CFAR-The Center for Applied Research, work with senior leaders and boards to help them address difficult issues involving strategy, transformational change or collaboration. Working at the intersection of behavior and business performance, Nat helps executives with innovative solutions that develop people and improve performance in sustainable ways. Nat spent 20 years building and leading two small, high performing technology organizations in customer facing roles. In 2000, Nat left high tech to leverage his interests in social capital – how human relationships drive value in business. He spent the next 8 years consulting to senior executives on how to effectively use collaboration and alliances to improve organizational effectiveness, grow revenue, and innovate more rapidly.
|Frank Wezniak, MBA 1959, Governor
Frank Wezniak has had a distinguished business
career as both a technology CEO and as a venture capitalist. Since 2001 he has been the Chairman of
Photovac in Waltham, a manufacturer of analytical instruments to detect
volatile organic compounds in gaseous form in the atmosphere. Frank has been an active alumnus in support of both Brown and HBS. He has been a Trustee of Brown
University since 1983, and has been active in the reunion activities of his MBA
Class of 1959. He served as president
and director of Brown’s Third Century Fund, the venture capital component of
Brown’s endowment management from 1981 to 1986. He has lectured on business management topics at both Brown
and Babson College. Frank served
his country as a Lieutenant (J.G.) in the United States Navy after his
graduation from Brown. Frank currently is the Teasurer and Director of the Farm Institute, an educational non-profit
institution in Edgartown.
Marc Zablatsky, MBA 1992, Governor
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