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January 2020

New Member Spotlight: Sam King

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Sam is the Chief Executive Officer of Veracode and a recognized expert in cybersecurity, the emerging practice of DevSecOps and business management. As a founding member of the Veracode team, Sam helped lead the establishment and growth of the application security category working with industry experts and analysts. In her current role, Sam is focused on company growth and helping customers achieve their missions through the creation of secure software.

New Member Spotlight: Kip Hollister

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Kip began Hollister Staffing in 1988 because she realized that helping the right people and the right companies come together was not about transactions – it was about relationships. Since then, as the leader of a prominent women-owned, full service recruiting firm in New England, Kip has fulfilled the promise she made when opening the company’s doors, continuing to strive to create successful relationships between great companies and the people who anchor their work.

New Member Spotlight: Nancy Gibbs

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As Director, Nancy leads the strategic and academic focus of The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, a Harvard Kennedy School research center dedicated to exploring and illuminating the intersection of press, politics and public policy in theory and practice. Nancy is the former Managing Editor for TIME magazine, an award-winning American essayist, speaker, and presidential historian.

New Member Spotlight: Yvonne Garcia

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Yvonne serves as Chief of Staff to State Street’s CEO, Ron O’Hanley and as Global Head of Internal Communications.  Prior to State Street, Yvonne served as Director in Marketing and Distribution Strategy for Liberty Mutual and as Vice President for Bank of America’s China Construction Bank Strategic Assistance Program. In that role, Yvonne and her team created and implemented over five new Wealth Management Centers throughout China which resulted in over 80 centers currently throughout the country.

New Member Spotlight: Betty Francisco

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Betty Francisco is an entrepreneur, business executive, attorney and community leader, and the co-founder of Amplify Lantinx, the movement whose mission is to build Latinx economic and political power by significantly increasing Latinx civic engagement and representation in leadership positions across sectors. She is known as a powerful convener and change maker, unapologetic about creating visibility for Latinx and people of color.

New Member Spotlight: Tiffani Faison

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Chef Tiffani has made a name for herself nationwide for her dynamic personality, culinary prowess, and fierce work ethic, and the Chef and Owner of restaurants Sweet Cheeks, Tiger Mama, Fool’s Errand, and Orfano in Boston. Under Big Heart Hospitality, her Boston based restaurant group, she creates restaurants that are warm, inspired, and instantly lovable.

New Member Spotlight: Rana El-Kaliouby

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As Affectiva’s Co-founder and CEO, Rana El-Kaliouby is on a mission to bring artificial emotional intelligence to our digital world, creating a new partnership between humans and AI. Emotion AI is the next frontier of artificial intelligence, with commercial applications in several industries. As CEO, she is responsible for translating the company’s vision into an executable strategy that transforms industries such as automotive, advertising and more.

New Member Spotlight: Jane Edmonds

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Jane is well known in the Boston community and has been a leader in diversity and workforce development for more than 20 years. At Babson, she is responsible for performing a variety of high level functions supporting the overall operations and efficiency of the Boards of Governance and serves as liaison between President Kerry Healey, the Governance Boards, internal and external community stakeholders and partners.

New Member Spotlight: Sandy Edgerley

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After watching the city’s iconic Back Bay neighborhood evolve and grow, Sandy noticed that one thing remained elusive: high-end rental properties that were luxurious, elegant, and most importantly, felt like home. As the President of Hexagon Properties, with an abiding reverence for quality, craftsmanship, and beautiful design, she has built a portfolio of short- and long-term rental properties, condos, and a guest house to fulfill this need.

New Member Spotlight: Siobhan Dullea

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As CEO of MassChallenge, Siobhan sets and manages strategy for the largest zero-equity startup accelerator in the world. MassChallenge has supported the growth of startup ecosystems across five continents, and it has partnered with hundreds of organizations to grow their innovation agendas.
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