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Boston Bates Business Network Event History


September 2003
General Reception with brief remarks
Adam Caper ’85, Joel Goober ’70, Vicky Devlin, Vice President for College Advancement

February 2004, Anthem
The Art of Networking
David Barlow ’79, Trustee; Chairman and CEO, Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals
John Grausam, Vice President of Lee Hecht Harrison

March 2004, Union Club
Don’t Get Caught in the Cul-de-Sac: Navigating your Career Path
Ed O’Neil ’81, emergency room physician; Founder and President, OmniMed
Sara Dickinson Taylor, Colby ’88, Vice President of KNF&T Staffing Resources
Scott Stephens, Bowdoin ’91; Chairman and President, Pixel Bridge, Inc

May 2004, Downtown Crossing
From Smith North to Senior Management; Charting the path of Bates Graduates in
Business
Bruce Stangle ’70, Trustee; Chairman, Analysis Group, Inc
Mike Bonney ’80, Trustee; President and CEO, Cubist Pharmaceuticals
John Gillespie ’80, Trustee; Founder and Managing Partner, Prospector Partners, LLC

October 2004, Ned Devine’s, Faneuil Hall
Elephants or Donkeys – Which Breed is Better for Business?
Darrell Crate ’89, Trustee; Chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party; CFO and
Executive Vice President, Affiliated Managers Group, Inc.
Barbara Raths ’96, Vice President of the Bates College Alumni Association; Former
Chair of the Maine Democratic Party; Consultant for the Democratic National Committee
Jon Marcus ’82, Editor, Boston Magazine

December 2004, Les Zygomates
Holiday Reception with brief remarks
Co-sponsored by the BBBN and the Boston Bates Club
Tom Armet ’01, Elise Chowdhry ’88, Chris Seneta ’00, Kristen Andersen ’00

January 2005, Cubist in Lexington
From Research Bench to Patient Bedside: Today’s Hot Topics in Healthcare
Mike Bonney ’80, Trustee; President and CEO, Cubist Pharmaceuticals
David Barlow ’79, Trustee; Chairman and CEO, Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals
Robert McAfee ’56, Former President, American Medical Association; Chairman,
Board of Directors for Maine’s Dirigo Health Plan
Pamela Baker ’69, Professor of Biology and Associate Dean of Faculty, Bates College
William Carlezon ’86, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Behavioral
Genetics Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital

March 2005, Faneuil Hall
The Private Equity Industry….Why this is growing asset class, and how you can participate
Michael Chu ’80, Trustee; Managing General Partner, Catterton Partners, Corp.

April 2005, Hampshire House
Smart People are a Dime a Dozen
Joe Willett ’73, Trustee; former COO, Merrill Lynch Europe, the Middle East, and Asia

August 2005
Summer Intern-Alumni Reception
Co-sponsored by the Office of Career Services
Nancy Higgins ’81, Adam Kessler ’00, Tahsin Alam ’04, Michael Wisnewski, Career Services

September 2005, Hampshire House
Capitalism with a Conscience: Oxymoron or Strategic Business Advantage?
Bert Jacobs, CEO of Life is Good
Craig Lindell ’68, CEO of Aquapoint
Steve Fuller ’82, Vice President of Marketing for L.L. Bean

November 2005, Anthem, 138 Portland St Boston
Full Time, Part Time, or No Time At All? Sorting through the B-School Options
Jon McLaughlin ’91, Assistant Director of Admissions, MIT Sloan School of Business
Gale Merseth, Former Director of Admissions, Havard Business School
Evelyn Tate, Director of Admissions, Northeastern University Graduate School of Business

December 2005, MJ O’Connors, Columbus Ave (Park Plaza Hotel)
Holiday Party

January 2006, Parris, Faneuil Hall
The Politics of Energy: How Did We Get Here and Where Are Prices Going?
Dan Rice ’73, Managing Director, BlackRock Advisors

March 2006, 60 State Street
The Markets and Your Money, What’s Hot, What’s Not. Today’s Trends and
Thoughts on the Future
Mark Mandel ’89, Director/Global Industry Research, Wellington Management
Ken Swan ’82, President, Lee Munder Capital Group

May 2006, Parker House
So You Want to be Your Own Boss? Linking Passion and Entrepreneurship
Robin Chase, Cofounder, Zipcar
John Rossi ’88, Cofounder, PowerHouse Enterprises
Debora Hansen de Haro ’86, Owner, Taberna de Haro

October 2006, Vox Populi, 755 Boylston St.
Jumping Ship and Staying Afloat: Navigating the Tumultuous Waters of Career Change
S. Paige Brown ’96, Photographer, Paige Brown Photography
Peter J. Friedman ’92, Partner, Mercer Management Consulting
Lizette Panet-Raymond Greaves ’81, German Teacher, Blanchard Middle School, Westford
Christian P. Perkins ’89, Executive Director, Commonwealth Corporation’s Economic Stabilization Trust

November 2006, Boston Tremont Hotel
Would You Trust Bates Students to Manage Your Money?
John Gillespie ’80, Managing Partner, Prospector Partners; Bates College Trustee
Carl Schwinn, Associate Professor of Economics, Bates College
Bates College Investment Club Members

January 2007, UMass Club
The State of Real Estate: The Commercial and Residential Picture
Robert E. Burke ’59, COO and Executive Vice President, Boston Properties (retired), Bates College Trustee
Karl E. “Chip” Case, Professor of Economics, Wellesley College, Founding Partner, Fiserv Case Shiller Weiss, Inc.
David W. Campbell ’86, Principal, Codman Company, Inc.

March 2007, Parris, Faneuil Hall
Media Madness: A Boston Perspective on the Changing Media Landscape
Jonathan Hall ’83, 7News Anchor and Reporter, WHDH
Brian McGrory ’84, Metro Columnist, Boston Globe
Daniel Scully ’80, President, Boston Magazine
J.D. Hale ’82, Publisher, Yankee Magazine (Moderator)

May 2007, The College Club of Boston
The Business of Brewing
Michael Beaton, Founder and President, Cape Ann Brewing
Rhonda Kallman, Founder and CEO, New Century Brewing
Brian Powers ’94, Owner and Brewer, Strange Brew
Niles Lindenfelser ’96, Salesman, Burke Distributing

October 2007, Royal Sonesta Cambridge
Universal Coverage: Is It for Everyone?
Christie Hager, Chief Health Counsel to Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi
Nancy Turnbull, Dept. of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
Win Brown ’89, Moderator, Vice President of Administration, Lowell General Hosiptal

November 2007, Boston Tremont Hotel
A Career in Sales…Myth and Reality
David Campbell ’86, Principal, The Codman Company
Karen Konecki Goober ’68, Florence Kates Realty
David Hazlett ’90, General Manager, IRA Motor Group
Peter Wyman ’86, Vice President of Sales, Ocean Spray Cranberries
Moderator, David Greaves ’80, National Accounts, Intersystems Corporation

January 2008, The Lenox Hotel
Environmental Sustainability: Law, Academia and Fortune 500
Mark Buckley, Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Staples, Inc.
Sarah Hammond Creighton ’84, Director, Tufts University Climate Initiative
Jeff Porter ’85, Attorney – Environmental Section, Mintz Levin

March 2008, UMass Club
The Rankification of Education
James Ash ’90, College Counselor and Coach, Wellesley High School
Jane Bode Brown ’69, Vice President for Enrollment & College Relations, Mount Holyoke College
Jon Marcus ’82, Co-Author, 100 Best Universities in the World, former editor, Boston Magazine

May 2008, Omni Parker House
The Changing Landscape of Sports
Richard Johnson ’78, Curator, The Sports Museum at the Boston Garden
Kevin McHugh, Director of Athletics, Bates College
Jeff Price ’87, President, SI Digital

September 2008, The Liberty Hotel
College Street to Wall Street: Understanding today’s complex financial world and how this impacts Bates alumni, students and the endowment
Michael Chu ’80, Managing Partner, Catterton Partners

November 2008, Boston Tremont Hotel
Choosing Your First Job and Why it Doesn’t Matter
Mike Bonney, Bill Carey, Geri FitzGerald, Walter Jackson, Susan Peillet Yule

January 2009, The Lenox Hotel
The Upside of a Down Economy: Marketing strategies for turbulent times
Brenda Garrand ’79, CEO/President, Garrand
Steve Fuller ’82, Chief Marketing Officer, LLBean
Fred Criniti ’82, Marketing Executive

March 2009, Intercontinental Boston
The Food Industry: Where creativity and business sense meet
Rachel Clayton ’90, Executive Chef, Myopia Hunt Club, Star of “Rockin’ the Kitchen”
Deborah Hansen ’86, Owner, Taberna de Haro
Christine Schwartz, Director, Bates Dining Services

April 2009, Institute for Contemporary Art Boston
The Fine Art of Managing through a Recession: Perspectives from the art industry
Bruce Barry ’93, Ceramics Artist and Instructor, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
Trevor Fairbrother, Writer and Freelance Curator
Barbara Krakow, Owner, Barbara Krakow Gallery
Robin Starr ’85, Director Pro Tem, American & European Paintings & Prints, Skinner Auction House

September 2009, The Lenox Hotel
The Race for News: Technology,globalization, and the role of newspapers in the internet age Daniel Berman ’08, Graduate Student, author of online article about Iran election irregularities
Brian McGrory ’84, Metro Editor,The Boston Globe

November 2009, Boston Tremont Hotel
Is Your Competition Friending Your Best Customer?Your NEXT Customer? Social Networking: Teenager’s Toy or Strategic Asset?
Tim Haarmann ’95, VP/Associate Director of Marketing, Digitas, Inc.
Sam Huleatt ’02, Workthink, Inc.
Jay Welz, Director of Social Networking, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

January 2010, The Lenox Hotel
Gary Hirshberg: Tales from the Trenches
Gary Hirshberg P’13, Chairman, President, CE-Yo, Stonyfield Farm

March 2010, The Colonnade Hotel
Building and Living Green:The Economics and Strategies of Sustainability
John Rossi ’88, co-founder of PowerHouse Enterprises and co-founder of The Barendsen-Rossi Collaborative
John Smedley, Professor of Physics, chair of Bates’ Committee on Environmental Responsibility

May 2010, The College Club of Boston
Do you have taste? Explore the Social Side of Business by Refining your Wine Palette
William Sweat ’79, Proprietor, Winderlea Vineyard and Winery

September 2010, The Lenox Hotel
Swimming with the Big Fish
Brad Adams ’92, Managing Director of TM Capital, co-founder of Boston Corporate Finance
Mike Hluchyj P’06, Founder of Sonus Networks, currently CTO of Verivue
Stuart Abelson ’97, President and CEO of ORA, Inc.

November 2010, Boston Tremont Hotel
Dormroom to Boardroom: An Entrepreneur’s Story
George Colony P’12, Chairman and CEO, Forrester Research
Bill Aulet P’12, Managing Director, MIT Entrepreneurship Center
Daniel Vannoni ’05, moderator

March 2011, The Omni Parker House
Law Outside The Courtroom: Alternative Career Paths With A Law Degree
Ernest Cloutier ’94 General Counsel, Iron Mountain
Jeffrey Porter ’85 Lead Attorney, Environmental Section, Mintz Levin
Carolyn Treiss ’92 Chief of Staff, State of CT- Office of Health Care Access

May 2011, The Hampshire House
Best in Show: the Booming Business of Pets
Benjamin Shaw ’00 FetchDog.com Co-founder
Laurie Maulucci P’08 Prize-winning Breeder, Great Danes
Dr. Jen Holm Director of Emergency & Critical Care, Angell Animal Medical Center

October 2011, The College Club of Boston
Curb Your Enthusiasm: How Retailers Brace for a Bad Economy
Frank Forward ’76 Former EVP/Chief Financial Officer, BJ’s Wholesale
David Kaplan Jr. ’85 VP/General Merchandising Manager, HomeGoods, A Division of TJX

November 2011, The Lenox Hotel
Candid Conversations from the C-Suite: Paths to Leadership
Erik O. Jarnryd ’87, Co-Chairman and CEO, Harvey Building Products
Kenneth L. Swann ’82, President, Lee Munder Capital Group
Perry M. Traquina P’13, CEO, Wellington Management Company LLP

February 2012, The Liberty Hotel
The US Economy: Where Are We Headed?
Robert Barro, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
James Poterba, Professor of Economics, MIT and President of the National Bureau of Economic Research

April 2012, Westin Copley Place
Leading a tech company through adversity, prosperity and to over $1 billion in revenue in “the Demand Economy
Paul Sagen P’12 President and CEO, Akamai Technologies

May 2012, The College Club of Boston
Get A Taste of the Beer Business
Jason Perkins ’97, Brewmaster, Allagash Brewing, Portland, ME
Mike Cramer ’96, Senior Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis, The Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams), Boston, MA
Niles Lindenfelser, ’96, Sales, Burke Distributing Corporation, Randolph, MA
Rob Lucente, Peak Organic Brewing Company, Portland, ME

October 2012, The Lenox Hotel
Cutting Edge Sports Marketing: First Hand Success Stories
Murray Kohl, Vice President of Sales, New England Patriots
Kristen Kuliga, Esq., Owner, K Sports and Entertainment
Peter Wyman ’86, Vice President, Sales North America, Ocean Spray
Moderator: Jon Fador ’03, Business Development $ Marketing, Altus Specialty Group

May 2013, The College Club of Boston
Entrepreneurship: Tales from the Field                                                                                       Vanessa Green, Co-founder and CEO, FINsix                                                                                    Jack  Mulvaney ’12, Business Development and Sales Manager, Lark Technologies                   Daniel Vannoni ’05, CEO and Founder, Propersee and Iggy                                                                Moderator: Bruce Stangle ’70, P’96, Bates Trustee Emeritus, Chairman and Co-Founder, Analysis Group

September 2013, Omni Park House
Discussion on Education                                                                                                            Jamie Merisotis ’86, Bates Trustee and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Lumina Foundation for Education                                                                                                             Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University

November 2013, Hotel Marlowe
The Creative Genius that Launched 25 Companies: An Evening with Dr. Robert Langer.                   Dr. Robert Langer, MIT

January 2014, The Lenox Hotel
Trends in Internet Retailing: Perspectives from Wayfair, Rue La La and HubSpot
Eric Klose ’03, SVP International and Category Management, Wayfair
Katie Burke ’03, Media and Analyst Relations, HubSpot  
Ashley Harmeling, Associate Director, Daily Fair, Wayfair (Previously Director Mobile Marketing & Strategy, Rue La La)