Listed below are the details for each workshop and panel in Breakout Session 3.
Listed below are the details of each workshop and panel in Breakout Session 3.
Connecting with top business schools, part 2
Deputy Director of ADMISSIONS, Yale School of Management
Joanne Legler is Deputy Director of Admissions at the Yale School of Management. Joanne joined the Admissions team in April 2014 after spending several years in admissions at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Franklin & Marshall College. Joanne received her undergraduate degree from Hamilton College and her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Delaware. An avid baseball fan, Joanne is thrilled to be back on the East Coast to cheer on her beloved New York Yankees and enjoys traveling globally on behalf of Yale SOM.
Associate Director of Admissions, MIT Sloan School of Management
As associate director, Pam oversees the marketing and communication strategy within the MIT Sloan Admissions office, working to promote the MBA, Master of Finance, and new Master of Business Analytics programs. She and her team create recruiting brochures, manage the program websites, conduct marketing research, generate communication plans, develop social media campaigns, as well as engaging in other recruiting and admissions activities. She works closely with staff across the school from the offices of Communications, Career Development, Student Life, and the Programs. She is also responsible for the department’s budget and business planning process. Pam has been at MIT Sloan in various roles since 1988 and enjoys working with students from across the MBA, MFin, and MBAn programs. She received her BA and MBA from Simmons College. In her free time, Pam practices yoga and challenges herself sailing and skiing.
Associate Director of Admissions, Kellogg School of Management
Jamie White joined Kellogg in January 2016 as Associate Director of Admissions. She is responsible for admissions for Kellogg’s newest degree program, MS in Management Studies, and the MD-MBA program. Jamie brings a wealth of experiences from the non-profit and for-profit worlds. Most recently, she wan admissions director for Northwestern’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions (her alma mater), and was a marketing director for Broadway In Chicago. Passionate about helping others achieve their full potential, Jamie is also a certified Organizational and Leadership Coach. Jamie is currently completing her Capstone research on perspective taking and creativity for her Masters in Learning and Organizational Change through Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy. Jamie is a champion for the arts, an avid runner, and an advocate for Chicagoans experiencing homelessness, and partners with The House Theatre of Chicago, Back on My Feet, JUSTEmbrace, and StreetWise on their missions to bring community to Chicago.
Kathleen Harrington Clark
Executive Director, Marketing, Rice Business School
Kathleen Harrington Clark is an award-winning marketer with over 25 years marketing and brand experience. She is currently the executive director of marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. During her career, she has excelled in linking business and marketing strategies to drive success across a broad spectrum of industries including technology (Compaq), healthcare (Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine), professional sports (Houston Astros) and energy (Shell, NRG). Most recently, she led the launch of the school's new nickname, Rice Business, and Rice Business Wisdom, an online ideas magazine that delivers the school's scholarly research in a lively, witty format brief enough to read on your phone. A Boston native, Kathleen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Holy Cross College. She is married to Andrew Clark, a Wharton graduate, and has two daughters, Caroline and Paige.
Business Behind Social Impact: Nonprofits
Community Editor, Medium.com
Bridget Todd is a digital strategist, educator, writer, and community organizer. Her writing on race, politics, and culture has appeared at the Atlantic, msnbc.com, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, BuzzFeed, the Boston Review and several other outlets. Her work organizing digital trainings for progressive political organizers and activists has been covered by the Washington Post. Previously, Bridget taught courses focused on the intersections of writing, new media, and social justice full time at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She has held regular contributing writer positions at Mic and Generation Progress, the millennial arm of Center for American Progress, a progressive public policy and advocacy organization. She has also discussed her experiences with racial profiling on the Daily Show.
VP, COmmunications and Information Management
Beth joined Goodwill Industries International in 2005 and has held a variety of positions in knowledge management, e-learning, event management and communications. In 2009, she became the VP of Communications and Information Management overseeing web and app development, public relations, social media and communications strategies. Beth has more than 20 years of communications and knowledge management experience and has held positions at Mercer Human Resource Consulting and A.T. Kearney. Beth holds a B.A. from Miami University and a Master’s degree from Dominican University. Beth is on twitter at @bcperell.
SVP of Strategy Integration, American Heart Association
Robyn is responsible for driving integration across AHA’s key strategies and insuring the organization is positioned to successfully execute these strategies across the field and national channels. In addition, she oversees the association’s customer strategy, national stewardship team, donor relations function, contact center and national resource center. Robyn joined the AHA Maryland Affiliate in 1989 and was promoted to the National Center in 1995. She has served in a variety of national roles including EVP of Communications, EVP of Field Health and SVP of Volunteerism and Health Strategies. Robyn has led AHA’s efforts in community health as well as multicultural initiatives. Before joining the AHA, Robyn worked at a Baltimore public relations and advertising agency, the Maryland Science Center and spent several years managing public relations and fund raising for the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland.
Workshop: How to Have It All
Founder, The Concordia Project
Renaissance woman and entrepreneur Jennifer Iannolo brings her insights and initiatives to audiences from Nepal to NYC to Washington, DC. As closing keynote speaker at Harvard’s Women in Business Week 2015, she unveiled The Concordia Project™ — designed to bring forth a global conversation of inclusive empowerment. A pioneer in digital media, Jennifer co-created Culinary Media Network®, the world’s first all-food podcast channel, in 2006. She’s been featured in international media, including Bloomberg Businessweek, a New York Times bestseller, and the documentary Eat. Cook. Love. While an undergraduate at NYU’s Stern School of Business, she built her second company and chaired a conference on social entrepreneurship (before it was an official major or a buzzword). Today she partners with leaders of social impact, including the U.S. State Department. Jennifer lives in NYC, and can be found in the ether as @foodphilosophy.
Workshop: Venture Capital
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ASSOCIATE, Advent International
Manning Ding is an associate at Advent International, a global private equity firm with $42 billion in assets under management. Since joining Advent in 2015, her specific investment experiences have focused on energy and industrial services transactions. Manning has worked on Advent’s investments in NCS Multistage, QuEST Global, and Quala. Before Advent, Manning was a business analyst at McKinsey & Company, where she advised clients across industries in North America, Asia, and Europe, and a Fulbright Scholar with the U.S. State Department, where she researched social entrepreneurship in China. Manning graduated from Harvard College in 2012 with a B.A. in economics, Phi Beta Kappa.
Analyst of Global Banking and Markets, HSBC
Holly Qing is currently an Analyst at HSBC Global Banking and Markets where she works in the Multinationals Team to provide individualized financing solutions and to identify potential business opportunities for international corporations. Prior to her current role, Holly was a summer investment banking analyst at Standard Charter in Beijing. She graduated from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University with a Bachelors of Science in Finance. Holly is passionate about the empowerment of young professional women. She spent the last summer working with the International Telecommunication Union of the United Nations, researching gender digital divide. Her work with the ITU team is expected to be published by the end of 2016.
Co-founder and President, Sprtiz Marketing
Beth's career spans the hospitality, sports and entertainment sectors beginning her career in New York working on Wall Street. She then pivoted to Sports marketing working with the NFL before moving to the west coast working with prominent clients such as the FIFA World Cup Soccer Organizing Committee, Atlanta Olympic Games, PIER 39, and more before co-founding Spritz in 2008. Spritz, an integrated marketing agency, combines interactive technologies with traditional marketing. Clients include brands in lifestyle, hospitality, sports, entertainment and tech and most recently the NFL experience/Super Bowl 50. Beth is a founding member of WISE Bay Area (Women in Sports and Events), board member of The Richmond Ermet Aid Foundation, Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, Dress For Success Advisory council and has mentored many millennials over the years. Beth lives in San Francisco and graduated from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst with a Major in Business and Minor in Spanish. WEB: spritzsf.com #spritzsf
Lynda M. Applegate
Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Lynda M. Applegate is the Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration at HBS and Chair of the HBS Executive Education Programs for Business Owners & Entrepreneurs. Since joining the HBS faculty in the 1980s, Lynda has held a variety of leadership positions at HBS, including serving as the head of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, Co-Chair of the MBA program, and Chair of Field Based Learning. She has also held a number of Harvard University leadership positions, including serving as Co-Chair of the Harvard Policy Group on Networked Government Services and on the Harvard University Technology Advisory Council. Lynda is the recipient of numerous HBS awards for her research, teaching, and service to the school. In addition to her academic positions, Lynda is also an active international consultant and has served on the board of directors and board of advisors of publicly traded, venture-backed and not-for-profit organizations.
Marketing Specialist, SnapAPp
Kara Widdison is digital marketing professional at tech startup, SnapApp, located in Boston. Before transitioning to the world of interactive content she spent 4 years in higher education student recruitment as an Assistant Director of Admissions Events at Wheelock College. Kara spent her undergraduate career majoring in Psychology, minoring in Visual Art, and Human Services, and she earned her MA in Communications in 2015. Today she runs the webinar and paid media programs at SnapApp. Outside the office Kara can be found playing field hockey, painting, or nerding out to Greek and Egyptian mythology.
Senior VIce PResident, Business OPERATIONS and CFO, Fenway Sports Management
As Senior Vice President, Business Operations/Chief Financial Officer for FSM, Kelly Kaufman directs all of the firm’s financial matters, including accounting, budget preparation, forecasting, payroll, and strategic planning. Simultaneously, Kaufman is responsible for the firm’s business administration including overseeing office management, HR, legal and IT matters as well as the firm’s Consulting and Events practice. Kaufman began her career with Fenway Sports Group (FSG) as an accountant in 2004 before taking on a full-time role with FSM in 2009.
Vice PResident, Global Marketing, Burger King Corporation
Hope Diaz is the Vice President of Global Marketing at Burger King Corporation. Throughout her 9 years at the Home of the Whopper, she has also led Global Guest Insights and Marketing Communications for the US business. Prior to joining Burger King, Hope was the head of Research and Strategic Planning for MTV Networks Latin America. Having received both her undergrad and MBA degrees from the University of Miami, Hope is a tried and true Hurricanes fan and currently lives in Miami, along with most of her big Cuban family.
EVP, Global Client Services & Standards
Anne Potts is EVP of Client Services for Racepoint Global. She works with Racepoint teams around the world to deliver integrated communications strategy and programming that advance business objectives for organizations like John Deere and AT&T. She is also the product owner of Racepoint’s proprietary technology, FieldFacts. Her career has spanned a variety of opportunities to work with innovative minds, including The Boston Consulting Group, MIT, Cambridge Technology Partners and City Year. Anne has a busy family life and loves a good vacation - this summer she was in California, communing with The Redwoods and the Pacific surf. Anne is a Connecticut native and a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross. She knows that her liberal arts education and degree in history has greatly helped her ability to judge a good story and create compelling narratives for her clients.
Boston Red Sox
Workshop: Build your personal Brand
Director, Programming, Harvard Innovation Labs
Chris Colbert is the Director of Programming at the i-lab. He is responsible for working with the programming and operations teams to ensure that the content dimension of the i-lab experience is relevant and compelling while maximizing student access and impact. A serial entrepreneur in the marketing and innovation space, Chris has built and helped build many companies, ranging from the creation of Holland-Mark, the largest independent advertising agency at the time to a recent turnaround of a key division of Scholastic. His focus during the last few years has been on innovation in higher education, resulting in him founding FINIS, a start up platform to on re-invent the Career Services programming in colleges and universities. He sits on several boards and has an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and a BA in History from Connecticut College. He is passionate about teaching, motivating, creating and making whatever is before him better than it is or was.