Business Advisory Council

The Business Advisory Council's purpose is to help the Simmons School of Management achieve its mission by acting as a powerful and visible body of advice, influence and support. The Council members provide a critical link between the SOM and the individuals and organizations with the resources, knowledge, and contacts the SOM requires to fulfill its mission and achieve its objectives.


Chair of the Business Advisory Council

Regis Mulot
Senior Vice President, Human Resources 

Members of the Business Advisory Council

Lyn Andrews
Sales and Marketing Advisor
LA Advisors

Lucia Celona
Vice President, Human Resources 
Biogen Idec

Martha Comfort
Director of Human Resources 
Hewlett Packard

Christine Detjen
VP Software Sales - Enterprise and MidMarket Clients 
IBM North America

April Evans
Partner and Chief Financial Officer 
Monitor Clipper Partners

Maura Evans
SVP, Technology Architecture 
State Street Corporation

Gretchen P. Fox
Founder and President 
Fox RPM Corp.

Karen Gray
Director of Retail and Global Development 

Jeffery Tobias Halter

Jacqueline Hernández
Chief Operating Officer 
The Telemundo Communications Group

Saj-nicole Joni
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Cambridge International Group, Ltd.

Mary Mattson Kenworthy
Managing Director 
UBS Private Wealth Management

Juliette C. Mayers
Founder | CEO | Author | Speaker 
Inspiration Zone LLC

Erin McSweeney
Chief Human Resources Officer

Lucia Luce Quinn 
Chief People Officer 
Forrester Research

Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz 
Founder and Chief Executive Officer 
Next Stage Solutions, Inc.

Emily Schur 
Vice President, Human Resources 
Sun Life Financial

Alison Taunton-Rigby, Ph.D., O.B.E. 
Director and Trustee 
Healthcare, Life Sciences and Financial Services

Amanda Thomas 
Director, Program Management and Planning 
Concert Pharmaceuticals

Celeste Warren
Vice President, Human Resources, Merck Manufacturing Division and Global Diversity and Inclusion COE
Merck & Co., Inc. 

Ex-Officio Members of the Business Advisory Council

Stacy Blake-Beard
Professor and Special Assistant to the Dean, Business Advisory Council 
Simmons School of Management

Cathy E. Minehan
Chairman of the Board
Massachusetts General Hospital

Elisa van Dam
Senior Director, Executive Education and Corporate Outreach
Simmons School of Management