November 25, 2015

Thankful for the Past, the Present and the Future

It is with bittersweet excitement that I share the news that I will be leaving Babson College for a new opportunity in mid-January.

Each role at Babson has been a stepping stone for the next one along my journey. I have been thankful to have had great opportunities, to have developed meaningful friendships, to have been inspired by amazing leaders, and to have partnered with mentors to work with and to work for. For 15 years, the next opportunity has always been right in front of me, and in a way it still is, but it just happens to be 30 miles south of Babson Park.

As many close departmental colleagues have known for days, and what after today is widely known across our two campuses, I have accepted a position at Wheaton College to become their first Vice President of Marketing and Communications. I’m thrilled about the role, about joining the community and about helping to lead the marketing opportunities ahead of us at Wheaton. While I look forward to celebrating the current and the past over the next two months, I equally look forward to celebrating many years ahead as a member of the Wheaton Community. I hope you come along for the ride!

I am obviously sad about leaving my home for the past 15 years. I mean, that’s 39% of my entire life so far! From starting in Alumni Relations, through roles in the Undergraduate School, and most recently as a senior leader within our centralized College Marketing team, every department I have worked for and every department I have worked with has been instrumental in shaping who I am today. From marketing the Graduate School’s 50th Anniversary, through redesigning the undergraduate school’s first suite of materials tied to institutional strategy, to creating a digital marketing strategy from scratch, each and every marketing initiative has been a learning experience. Babson has meant so much to me, my career and my family and I look forward to continuing to be a part of the community for the rest of my life as an MBA alumnus.

While the timing is never perfect for any big life transition, the news being shared this week does provide the right context to give thanks to all of my partners through the years. I have been blessed with the best of colleagues, many of whom have become the best of friends. I am truly thankful for those relationships. I look forward to the opportunity to build new friendships, and maintain existing ones, in yet another great community.

As I reflect on the experiences of the past while eagerly looking forward to what the future holds, I am more thankful than ever, this week especially. Happy Thanksgiving!