Five MIT Sloan School of Management MBAs were honored during an inaugural-year celebration of the school's new MIT Sloan Board Fellows program on Tuesday, May 6.
Established in 2007, the Board Fellows program enables MIT Sloan students to become nonvoting members on a nonprofit board for one year. During this period they are responsible for completing a 40-hour strategic project with the board.
Selected Board Fellows and their placements are Matt Albrecht, MBA '08,Â MuseumÂ ofÂ Science; Joanna Brownstein, MBA '08, Project Walk; Kaushal Challa, MBA '08, Project Walk; Ellen Correia, MBA '08, ACCION; and Yishai Knobel, MBA '08,Â FenwayÂ High School.
Guest speaker Charlie Baker, CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, discussed how his participation on nonprofit boards has strengthened his business career, increased networking opportunities, honed leadership skills and provided personal satisfaction. Baker serves on the boards of theÂ KennethÂ SchwartzÂ Center, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the MA Association of Health Plans,Â America's Health Insurance Plans and the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.
MIT Sloan will accept applications from Sloan students for the next class of Board Fellows in September 2008. For more information, please contact Board Fellows VPÂ Harpreet Singh atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 14, 2008 (download PDF).