Advisory Board

The Babson Center Advisory Board, drawn from alumni, parents, and friends of Sewanee with successful careers in business, supports activities of the Babson Center and the full program of business education at Sewanee.

The primary purpose of the board is supporting the mission and objectives of the Wm. Polk Carey Pre-Business program, its curriculum and its students and faculty.

Jerry Adams, Babson Advisory Board, joined March 2014Jerry Adams, C '65

President and CEO, The Arkansas Research Alliance, Jefferson, AK




Mercedes Abramo HeadshotMercedes Boyle Abramo, C '92

CEO and President, Cartier North America, New York, NY




Advisory Board 2015Cliff Athey, C '00

Senior Analyst/Portfolio Manager, Marathon Capital Management, Baltimore, MD




Gari Cowan HeadshotGari Sellers Cowan, C '81

Manager of Global Staffing, Caterpillar Financial, Nashville, TN


Geoff Euston joined the Babson Board in March 2013Geoff Euston, C '94

Senior Vice President, CBRE Chicago, Chicago, IL




Alex Harris, C '11

Vice President, Goldman Sachs, Atlanta GA


Blainey Hess joined the Babson Advisory Board in March 2014Blainey Maguire Hess, C '88

SVP, Chief Operating Officer, Maguire Oil Company, Dallas, TX




Advisory Board 2015Atlee Valentine Pope, C '78

President and CEO, Blue Canyon Partners, Inc., Chicago, IL




Advisory board 2015William H. Rue Jr., C '64

Chairman, Fastening Solutions, Montgomery, AL




Frances Webster HeadshotFrances Lumpkin Webster, CC '95

Chief Operating Officer, Walrus, New York, NY