Team

David Abdow
President and CEO
David Abdow is President and CEO of Babson Global Inc. Previously, David served as Dean for Babson Executive Education, where he led Babson’s efforts to meet the executive and professional development needs of business organizations and professionals worldwide.Read More
Tala Khudairi
Executive Director
Dr. Tala Khudairi is the Executive Director of Babson Global, Inc., fostering meaningful relationships, leading quality assurance, accreditation and assessment initiatives, managing million dollar projects, and building ecosystems with entrepreneurial academic-industry enterprises regionally and internationally. She is known for her integrity as a global strategist, entrepreneur and scientist.  Her passion is to empower lives through education- where she enjoys connecting and collaborating with others to create opportunities for institutions and individuals to thrive! Read More
Eric N. Berkowitz
Managing Director
Dr. Berkowitz is the Managing Director for Babson Global. He is also Professor Emeritus of Marketing, School of Management, at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he served for twelve years as Associate Dean of Professional Programs for the Isenberg School of Management responsible for both the full-time and part-time MBA program. He also served for 11 years as Head of the Marketing Department.Read More
Katie McDonough
Executive Assistant & Program Coordinator
Katie McDonough is the Executive Assistant & Project Manager for Babson Global. She reports directly to the President & CEO and manages daily operations for the Team. She is the liaison between Babson Global, Babson College and affiliates. Katie previously served as Assistant to the Presidents of Babson College, Boston University, and Northeastern University respectively. Prior to working in academia, Katie was Executive Assistant to the Chairman and General Counsel of Macmillan Publishing in New York and Assistant to the Vice President of Twentieth Century Fox in Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Brandeis University and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Adelphi University.Read More
Kim Stanhouse
Program Manager, Babson Global Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Kim Stanhouse is the Program Manager for the Babson Global Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (BGCEL). As Program Manager, she plans and executes the annual funding cycles for projects, assists in their completion, and provides support for BGCEL and BG.  She is responsible for the production of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor reports for Saudi Arabia and collaborates with partners on events surrounding GEM Data and Reports. Read More