Meet the Staff
The Employer Relations team establishes and fosters relationships globally with industry leading companies for “on campus branding” and to provide students with an array of internships and full time positions aligned with their career interests.
Director of Employer Relations
Tony brings greater than 20 years of client management, new business development, marketing and operations experience to Boston University. He previously worked in both higher education and in the corporate sector where he has experience in both the financial services and healthcare industries.
Prior to joining the School of Management, Tony served as an HR Director for The Hanover Insurance Group where he was responsible for the firms College Recruiting function. During his 3 ½ years, his team recruited and hired over 350 college graduates and interns. Previously, Tony spent almost 5 years working in positions of increasing responsibility for the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College. He managed the Consumer Products and Energy sectors for the MBA Center for Career Development and worked with both students and corporate partners on effective job placement. He ultimately became responsible for leading the office as Co-Director and was accountable for the MBA CCD marketing program, website content development and student career services satisfaction metrics. Prior to moving into academia, Tony spent 3 years as a Manager of Marketing and Client Management at PharmaCare Management Services, Inc. (CVS Corporation) and 9 years in a variety of Managerial positions at Fidelity Investments. Tony has held both Insurance and Investment licenses and is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) where he was appointed to NACE NE Regional Planning Board in 2011 for the Boston regional conference.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Boston College as well as an M.B.A. in Marketing Management from Pace University. He lives in Medfield, MA with his wife and 2 children.
Senior Corporate Recruiter
Shannon Curtis joined the Employer Relations team in the Feld Career Center as a Senior Corporate Recruiter in April 2013. She has previous work experience in both higher education and the corporate sector, most recently working at The Hanover Insurance Group as an HR Consultant. In that role, Shannon managed the company’s college recruiting efforts for their nationwide leadership development program. In this capacity she partnered with multiple career services offices at top universities to effectively identify and recruit talent and played a key role in interviewing and hiring hundreds of students into leadership roles at Hanover.
Prior to that, Shannon worked at Nichols College where she helped students develop their career skills. She taught a Professional Development Seminar for sophomores, juniors and seniors and covered a wide variety of topics such as business etiquette, communication skills, interviewing skills and résumé writing. Shannon also worked in the Nichols Graduate and Professional Studies department recruiting for their adult evening and online programs. In her current role, Shannon will be focused on developing strong relationships with both employers and students interested in the Consumer Products, Retail and the Food & Beverage industries.
Shannon holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nichols College. She lives in Worcester, MA with her husband and two children.
Employer Relations Manager: Health Sector, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Insurance
Patti Dion has been a member of the Feld Career Center’s (FCC) Employer Relations team since 2002, first as business development consultant and later in a permanent capacity as a Senior Corporate Recruiter. In this role, Patti is responsible for building relationships across all levels of the organization, connecting students and employers, and creating employer branding strategies. Although Patti has expertise in the health sector industry, she also has significant prior recruiting experience working with strategy consultancies and financial services corporations. Prior to joining the FCC, Patti ran her own consultancy focused on business development and marketing solutions to the higher education industry. Patti has also served as Director of Marketing for Arthur D. Little School of Management, was an executive recruiting consultant to Fortune 500 multinational corporations, and for five years was instrumental in launching, growing and managing Georgetown University’s first International Executive MBA Program.
In addition to working with corporations in a recruiting capacity, Patti has developed and run several career-related workshops including “Career Search 911,” “Stepping Stones to Strategy Consulting;” and “Career Search from the Soul”—an interactive workshop that Patti designed and ran for regional women’s networking groups. She also developed the concept for the Feld Career Center’s first Recruiter’s Roundtable (Recruiting Outside the Box: Maintaining Your Employer Brand in A Soft Economy”) and was the featured speaker at Bridgewater State University on “Connecting Across the Generation Gap in the Workplace.”
Patti has studied, lived, and worked abroad, with a significant amount of time spent in Brazil, France, and Mexico. She has an undergraduate degree from Fordham University in French Studies and Communications, and a Master’s degree in Religious Studies from Georgetown University. Patti resides on the South Shore with her husband and two daughters.
Senior Corporate Recruiter
Diane has been working in Human Resources for more than 20 years specializing in global campus relations and recruitment, and designing, delivering and implementing management training programs. She has worked in the private sector for companies such as McKinsey, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Polo Ralph Lauren. Her previous business experience has included assignments in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Diane joined the Feld Career Center in August 2012 responsible for Global Corporate Relations. In this role, she is focused on developing strategies to cultivate employer relationships with an international presence in order to enhance and expand campus-recruiting programs for SMG students.
Diane holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Saint Leo University with a minor in Spanish. Her university studies included living one year in Spain and three months in Central America. She earned an Executive Master’s Diploma in International Negotiation from The Graduate Institute of Development and International Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland. She also completed a six-month study program in Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Geneva.
Employer Relations Manager: Technology, Consulting
Annette McBride joins us from Gatti & Associates where she was a Senior Associate working on both contingency and retained search assignments for mid-level to senior Human Resources positions across multiple industries. Prior to joining Gatti & Associates, Annette spent twelve years working for the Consulting Division of Computer Sciences Corporation. Her last few years there were spent as part of the management team in Professional Development and Recruiting roles.
Annette holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bryant College. She and her husband have 2 children and live in Norfolk, MA.
Employer Relations Manager: Public Nonprofit, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality, Real Estate, Government
Susan brings over 20 years of experience in corporate recruiting, executive search, outplacement, consulting and non-profit management to Boston University.
After graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Adult Training and Development, Susan started her career in the Career Services team at the Women’s Education and Industrial Union. From there she moved over to New England Life Insurance Company, first as a Corporate Expense and Planning Analyst and later as a Senior Human Resources Generalist. Susan then took on the challenge of becoming the program director for a new initiative to deliver employment and rehabilitation engineering initiatives for working-age adults with visual disabilities in partnership with Perkins School for the Blind.
After seven years at the helm of the Perkins Project, Susan moved back to the private sector, working in prospect and candidate development for boutique executive search firms and then as a freelance recruiting consultant for companies such as Avid Technology, Hewlett Packard, Powersoft/Sybase, Open Market, KPMG and Manulife Financial. One of her clients, Vistaprint, then hired her full-time to specialize in creative marketing and recruiting. She subsequently moved to Aquent, where she successfully recruited creative and marketing talent for a range of corporate clients.
Susan lives in Boston with her husband where they both love hiking and being outdoors. She also enjoys landscape photography, music, arts, science and the world of ideas and learning for herself and in others.
Employer Relations Manager: Financial Services, Accounting
Joe Saunders joined the Employer Relations team in November 2012. Joe has been working in the Financial Services industry for more than 20 years specializing in corporate relationship management and business development. He has worked in the corporate sector for such companies as Fidelity Investments, Sloane McCarron Capital Advisors and Merrill Lynch. Joe has managed clients and established relationships across many Mutual Fund, Broker/Dealer, Registered Investment Advisor, Banking, Insurance, and CPA firms. In his role, Joe will be focused on developing deeper, more strategic relationships with financial services companies and mining additional job opportunities across all functions for our students.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts as well as an M.B.A. in Finance from Northeastern University. He lives in Andover, MA with his wife and 2 children.
Each MBA candidate connects with dedicated career consultant who provides cover letter critiques, interview preparation, 1-on-1 counseling, and offer negotiation advice.
Senior Consultant & Assistant Director: IMBA, PEMBA, EMBA & Alumni Career Services
Gary has been a member of the Feld Career Center since 2005. He currently provides career consulting services and lectures for students in the Executive MBA, International MBA, and Professional Evening MBA programs. He also supports SMG alumni, and graduate Investment Management and DBA students. Gary holds an MBA in Marketing and Law, and a BS Engineering in Electronics, all from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
In addition to supporting SMG students, Gary has been providing career services for over 10 years as a Senior Consultant for Boston-area executive coaching and outplacement services organizations as well as for his private clients. Prior to his career consulting, Gary was 20 years with Hasbro, most recently as VP for their Games Group in Marketing and New Product Development.
Assistant Director: MBA Career Services
Ronit joined Boston University in August 2010. Previously, she worked at the NYU Stern School of Business in the MBA Office of Career Development. At Stern, Ronit worked with firms to develop their recruiting strategies and coached students on topics including interview schedule management and negotiation tactics. Prior to joining Stern, Ronit worked on the other side of the recruiting spectrum, as a member of the Corporate College Relations department at Citigroup. At Citi, Ronit coordinated on-campus recruiting activities for several of their undergraduate and graduate programs. Ronit received a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Assistant Director: MBA Career Services
Elaine joined the Feld Career Center full time in March of 2011. Elaine was formerly Vice President, Director of Professional Services, at Lee Hecht Harrison working closely with individual clients in their Boston Office and as an affiliate to Feld. She has wide-ranging knowledge of career transition and management and experience in guiding professionals into new and exciting career assignments.
Her professional experience includes work in the public and private sector, including designing and developing human resource systems, human resource consulting, and designing and managing career development programs. Elaine has had engagements in the insurance, manufacturing, media/communications, utility and computer industries. Her public sector experience includes teaching at the secondary level.
Elaine holds a BS from Salem State University, an MEd from Slippery Rock University, and an MA in Communication Studies from Emerson College. She also attended Harvard University Extension School, University of Michigan and Northeastern University as part of her commitment to professional development.
An involved member of the community, Elaine previously held a leadership position with WIND (Wednesday is Networking Day), facilitated the Burlington Human Resources Networking Group, and volunteered at 91.9FM Radio, a public radio station on the campus of UMASS/Boston. Additionally, she is a past President of the Board of Directors and Corporator of the Dana Home in Lexington where she also chaired the HR Committee.
Elaine also studied at the Landscape Institute pursuing her interests in landscape design and history.
The undergraduate counseling team is dedicated to providing outstanding career services that empower undergraduates to achieve career success. We coach students on career planning, resume and cover letter writing, interview prep, internship/job search and networking strategies, in addition to teaching a required career management course.
Assistant Director: Undergraduate Career Services
Caroline joined the Feld Career Center in May 2010 and loves working with the undergraduate students here at the School of Management. Prior to BU, she worked at Brown University supporting undergraduates, graduate students and alumni with their career-related goals. Caroline’s background is a great fit for SMG with her years of experience working in the corporate/business world. As graduate of Johnson & Johnson’s Information Management Leadership Development Program (IMLDP), she spent several years with J&J supporting their internal business partners across multiple operating companies. In addition, she participated in various J&J college recruiting initiatives which prompted her career change into higher education and career counseling. She is a firm believer that it is never too late to pursue your passion!
Caroline received her B.S. in Management Science and Information Systems from Penn State University and M.Ed. in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California.
The operations team efficiently and effectively provides outstanding customer service to current students, alumni, and employers, by facilitating recruiting events, on-campus interviews, and managing web-based recruiting systems
Assistant Director: Operations
Allison is the Assistant Director of Operations at the Feld Career Center and has worked at Boston University since 2008. She graduated from Hobart & William Smith Colleges, with a B.A. in Psychology. She recently completed her M.A. in Education from Boston University. Before joining the FCC, Allison worked for Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) as an Intake Coordinator.
Monica joined the Feld Career Center in September 2012. She graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Prior to joining Boston University, Monica managed digital and social initiates for CVS Caremark’s walk-in clinic MinuteClnic. She also spent time working on the CVS Brand Merchandising team and CVS Advertising Account Services team.
In her free time, Monica enjoys reading, listening to live music and spending time with friends and family.
Kate joined the Feld Career Center in September 2012. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Communication. Prior to joining Boston University, Kate worked as a Marketing Coordinator for academic publisher Cengage Learning. She also writes for New Hampshire Home Magazine. In her free time she enjoys cooking, traveling, and exploring Boston.