We are consistently recognized for our client-centric approach to executive education because we know that it is important to develop strong strategic relationships with our clients.
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Here is an introduction to the team members with whom you will meet if you work with us:
As a member of the Executive Education program team, Carlen Adler is responsible for the planning and execution of corporate and open enrollment programs delivered on campus and worldwide. She enjoys working with faculty, clients, and program participants to ensure that programs run smoothly, and is known by her colleagues for her ability to juggle multiple priorities and remain calm under pressure. Prior to joining BEE, she worked at Brown University’s Office of Biomedical Advancement for six years, where she organized the logistical planning and program coordination for 50 to 80 on-campus and regional events annually. She earned her BA in theatre/communication arts from Allegheny College, and is working on her MBA here at Babson.
Sasha Connors joined Babson Executive Education in February 2019. As a program manager, she is responsible for handling the logistics of BEE’s custom and open enrollment programs and ensuring that no detail is left untouched. Prior to joining BEE, Sasha was the Director of Operations and event planner for George Mason University’s Law & Economics Center, as well as a sales and catering manager in the hotel industry. Sasha earned her BS degrees in business administration and hospitality administration from Boston University and an MBA from George Mason University. She also holds the designation of Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). When she is not on campus, Sasha enjoys spending time with her pug (Olive), watching baseball, trying new restaurants, and traveling.
Associate Director, Program Operations
As a key member of the Operations team, Janet Dewsnap’s role includes the oversight of business processes and leveraging software and technology to optimize and streamline the business, and improve efficiency, productivity, and data integrity. She also supports the program delivery team and manages world-class executive and educator programs, collaborating with our diverse and dynamic global clients in Asia, Europe, and South America/Latin America. Prior to joining Babson, she gained valuable experience with a startup, honing skills in operations, strategy, client relations, marketing, and entrepreneurship. She earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in Canada, and speaks conversational Cantonese.
Liz enjoys working in a team dedicated to providing a dynamic learning experience of Babson’s entrepreneurial vision for business professionals from around the world. Prior to joining BEE, Liz worked for many years in university administration and most recently created customized English instruction for global executives in finance, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and logistics. When not at BEE, Liz runs a private education counseling practice, teaches English to refugees and recent immigrants, volunteers with service organizations in her community and enjoys family life with her husband, 4 daughters and many pets. Liz holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and an Ed.M from Harvard University.
Senior Director, Business Development
As senior director, Evelyn Lager is responsible for developing custom solutions for Babson Executive Education’s corporate clients. As such, she works closely with corporate partners to identify the needs of the organization and build a Babson team to develop highly customized solutions. She has more than 10 years of experience in program design and account management. She was born and raised in Switzerland, and, before joining Babson, was a founding member of the ‘Swissnex’ Science and Educational Consulate of Switzerland. As such, she has developed and implemented strategic activities and relations for entrepreneurs, scientists, academics, and business professionals. She is fluent in English, German, and French, and earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Boston College and her MBA from Babson College.
Assistant Manager, Business Development
Dayle Lipsky’s efforts often serve as a gateway for people within the business community who seek the type of high-quality leadership development services for which Babson is known. By supporting Open Enrollment programs and generating leads for the Business Development team, she plays an important role in introducing customers to programming that provides a meaningful return on their investment. With more than 19 years of experience within the hospitality industry, she is accustomed to putting clients first. No stranger to Babson, for 11 years she built customer relationships for the company that managed the Babson Executive Conference Center.
Director, Business Development
Gisela Lokpez brings her unique and extensive experience as a financial professional and woman entrepreneur to BEEE. She has not only worked in the banking, finance, and energy services industries, but also founded her own boutique-consulting firm that focused on the Ibero-American market. She has international exposure as a strategist in corporate and family business financial projects for growth, M&A, and wealth management, as well as international negotiations. She works with a broad range of clients to design and develop programs that support the development of leaders at all levels of the organization.
Cathy Shea is responsible for identifying new opportunities and resources for residential, global, and virtual program delivery. She represents BEE in a wide variety of client relationships and also works closely with the team and the college to identify faculty resources for expanded program offerings and development support for faculty. She has nearly 25 years of experience in university-based executive education serving in a number of roles including marketing, business development, and operations for both open enrollment and custom programs. Prior to joining university administration, she served as an aide to a U.S. congressman from Connecticut. She earned her BA in political science and history from Boston College.
Kerry Sullivan has worked at Babson Executive Education since September 2013. Currently, she manages the Babson Build program, BEEE's flagship program for university students, as well as custom and open enrollment programs for corporate and university clients. She enjoys meeting clients and participants from all over the world and sharing the Babson experience with them. Kerry received her MBA from Babson in 2017 with a concentration in Marketing. When she's not on campus, Kerry enjoys traveling, sailing, and horse-back riding.