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CAO Craven Elected Mass. Business Roundtable Treasurer

Babson CAO Katherine Craven has been elected treasurer of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable by members during its 39th annual meeting, hosted by Foley Hoag in Boston. Katherine Craven

The Roundtable is a nonprofit, member-driven, public policy organization representing CEOs and senior executives from companies in diverse industry sectors that employ more than 250,000 people across the Commonwealth.

About Katherine Craven

As the College’s chief administrative officer, Craven applies her experience overseeing multibillion dollar agencies, directing enterprise strategy, and managing financial forecasting to supervise numerous critical operations at Babson. These operations include Campus/Community Affairs, Human Resources, Facilities, Finance, IT, Risk Management, Summer Programs, and Sustainability.

Prior to joining Babson, Craven played a leading role in the construction and renovation of K-12 schools and University of Massachusetts facilities across the state for the past decade.

A graduate of Harvard University, Craven began her career as a budget analyst for the House Ways and Means Committee. Later, as deputy budget director of the committee, she played an integral part in crafting numerous state budgets, supplemental accounts, and capital appropriations bills. She would later serve in the office of House Speaker Thomas Finneran.

About The Roundtable

The Roundtable’s mission is to strengthen the state’s economic vitality with the goal to make Massachusetts a highly desirable place to do business in the global economy. Its member-driven agenda includes a focus on public policy in the areas of talent, transportation, energy, health care, and competitiveness issues.

The Roundtable’s member companies represent a wide array of industries across the state, including high technology, advanced manufacturing, financial services, real estate development and construction, health care, energy, and professional services.

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