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
Christopher P. Hennessey
Faculty Director
Dr. Hennessey is the Faculty Director of Babson Global, Inc.  He is Professor Emeritus of Law and continues to teach a blended learning law course to MBA students and an elective course on wealth management.  He was the academic dean of the Babson College’s undergraduate program for six years. Professor Hennessey has developed and taught courses in both the MBA and undergraduate programs at Babson. He was previously both Faculty Director and acting Co-Dean at Babson Executive Education, and was responsible for custom program design, program development and delivery, selection and coaching of faculty, and client relationships and business development. 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
Lulu Gustavsen
Assistant Controller and Treasurer
Lulu Gustavsen is the Director of Finance for major auxiliary, Babson Executive Education (BEE) & Assistant Controller of Babson Global, Inc (BGI). She oversees all organizational accounting/financial functions and activities related to the budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting and analysis, cash flows, financial modeling for program pricing and support the contract financial management activities for BGI, Babson Global Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (BGCEL), and BEE. Specifically, she is responsible for planning, analyzing, and monitoring BGI’s & BEE’s annual operating budgets, maintaining complete and accurate subsidiary cost ledgers and financial statements, and working with the BGI Board of Directors, the BGI CEO, the BEE CEO and BEE Director of Administration to ensure that BGI’s & BEE’s missions and Business/Financial Plan goals and objectives are met.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
Senior Contract and Finance Administrator
Kim Stanhouse is the Senior Project & Finance Administrator for Babson Global. She works closely with Lulu Gustavsen to support the management and reporting of Babson Global’s finances and operations. This includes contracts, faculty compensation, and accounts payable and receivable. She also oversees Babson Global’s office and website. Further, she is responsible for administrative projects for BGCEL, including the production of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor annual report for Saudi Arabia.Read More