Kerry Healey became President of Babson College in July 2013, following three decades of service in academia, government and humanitarian work. Under her leadership, Babson has strengthened its reputation and position as the recognized global leader in entrepreneurship education, consistently ranked the No. 1 undergraduate school and No. 1 MBA program for entrepreneurship, and No. 1 for international students.
Prior to Babson, Healey served with distinction as the 70th lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, leading a range of initiatives for the Romney-Healey administration, including a successful bi-partisan effort to craft first-in-the-nation health care reform legislation.
Healey has led numerous philanthropic initiatives in the United States and abroad. In 2008, she was appointed as a founding member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. State Department’s Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan. She spent more than a decade as a public policy consultant to the United States Department of Justice for Cambridge-based think tank Abt Associates, and she has been a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership.
Healey is a trustee of the American University of Afghanistan and the Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Economic Forum expert network. She serves on the advisory boards of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and Taubman Center for State and Local Government. Healey is also a member of the advisory council for Concordia and the Junior Achievement USA Board.
Healey holds an AB in government from Harvard College and a PhD in political science and law from Trinity College, Dublin.