The Career Development Center (CDC) has partnered with a number of distinctive employers representing diverse sectors of the Boston market. The Employer Advisory Board (EAB) represents an enhanced and mutually beneficial collaboration in which employers gain a better understanding of Suffolk students and their professional development, and the University gains a more in depth perspective on company goals, industry trends, and the economic outlook of the metropolitan area.
A-- Assist in evaluating CDC strategic goals and initiatives to ensure that they align with employer priorities.
D-- Discover what makes Suffolk students and alumni uniquely prepared to enter the workforce as interns and employees.
V-- Visualize the career center of the future, based on your hiring needs and schedule.
I-- Influence the way CDC staff prepare students for changing markets and economic conditions.
S-- Share knowledge and information about recruiting trends and hiring practices, as well as any feedback about new hires in the workplace.
E-- Enhance your visibility on campus and strengthen your brand through greater engagement with students and alumni
One breakfast meeting per semester (fall and spring). Optional programming over the academic year.
Your contribution: Only your expertise, experience, and candid feedback! No fee to join and no dues. Fees for on-campus career fairs sponsored by the CDC are waived for employers of active members.
Two-year term: To build community and consistency over time. When necessary, a board member can send a replacement to represent the employer.
Connect with Laura Marchant, Associate Director of Employer Relations and New Business Development.
Members of The Board
Julianna Akuamoah is the Vice President of Talent and Operations at Allen & Gerritsen. In her role, Julianna helps to ensure that all Human Resource strategies fuel the agency’s growth with a focus on culture and operational efficiencies. Her career has included ten years in Los Angeles in a corporate management role, as well as working as a choreographer and dancer, and several years as a recruiter before narrowing her focus on creative talent. As a new creative recruiter in the market, she was captivated by one of her clients, Allen & Gerritsen. Over time she helped define a role for herself at the agency she knew would encourage an entrepreneurial spirit and a challenger of the status quo. Juliana’s passions are dance, art, and organizational behavior and leadership, to name a few. She studied Psychobiology and Neuroscience at Wellesley College.
Juanita Allen is the Recruitment and Outreach Manager for the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity in the Human Resources Division for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She has been with the Commonwealth for over 19 years, and has received many awards and accolades including the “Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service.” Juanita received a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Howard University.
Nicholas C. Assad
Nicholas Assad is a Corporate Recruiter for Wayfair. He brings 7+ years of sales and recruiting experience, both in agency and corporate settings, with a proven track record of success. Developed industry knowledge within the fields of Finance, Accounting, Sales, Operations and Analytics. Nick received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Lesley University.
Stacy Avagianos is a Senior Consultant at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in the Employee Benefits Group. With 10 years of experience in employee benefits, she has developed and deployed health and welfare programs for Gallagher clients of various sizes and complexities. She assists clients in analysis, strategy, and implementation of their health and welfare programs. Stacy has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Southern New Hampshire University, and an MBA from Suffolk University.
Julia Beaty recently transitioned into a new role where she now oversees campus recruiting for the Sales and Customer Service division at Wayfair. Currently, she recruits for four Wayfair offices: Massachusetts, Maine, Texas and Utah. She attended Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. After working for a leadership consulting firm, and a local staffing agency, she joined the Engineering Recruiting team at Wayfair in June of 2015.
Dom Caccavelli is an IT Business Process Manager for Bose Corporation with over 33 years of work experience in Manufacturing, Retail and IT industries. One of his focus areas is managing a team of Bose CIS (IT) Future Talent Program Participants where he recruits and hires college graduates as full time employees. During their first 12 to 18 months at Bose he develops their career rotating them through three or four IT departments so they understand the Bose culture, capabilities, products and business processes before being placed in their permanent position. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration & Computer Science from Providence College and has a Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University. Prior to Bose Dom worked for Raytheon Company for 10 years and owned and operated his own retail liquor store for 8 years.
Alexa (Ali) Ciampi is a Sales Executive at NFP. NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty, retirement, and individual insurance and wealth management solutions. Ali has over six years of insurance industry experience, and is a licensed Life, Health and Accident broker in MA. She also has several years of hospitality experience, both in service and management. Ali received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Suffolk University.
Julie DeLillo is the Director of Human Resources at Perkins School for the Blind. Julie started her career in the financial world first as a manager of a loan department and then as an internal auditor. During her time at Filene’s as an internal auditor, she was approached to take on the role of Benefits Manager. Since then Julie has advanced her role within HR to her current level of Director where she heads up the Department. Julie has worked in both the for profit and not-for-profit world. Julie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk Law School.
Eric Enners is the Associate Director for the Boston Financial Market at Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, his employer for the last 9 years. He has 18 years of experience in the financial sector. Previously, he acted as a regional CFO for Merrill Lynch/Bank of America. Prior to that, Eric started a pro-bono consulting business while in graduate school, which later turned into a for-profit business. Eric has a BS from Hofstra University with a concentration in Banking and Finance and an MBA from Boston University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.
Jill Foley is Talent Acquisition and Education Specialist at AAFCPAs, ensuring that team members gain the essential technical competence in accounting and auditing pronouncements, the proliferation of new tax laws, as well as professional ethics. She began her career at AAFCPAs as a Senior Accountant in 2011, and four years later she found her true passion in recruiting and team development. Jill is a two-time past winner of AAFCPAs’ peer-nominated Team Spirit award, and one time winner of the Excellence in Client Service award. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Assumption College.
Randi Hopkins is Director of Visual Arts at the Boston Center for the Arts, where she oversees the BCA’s Mills Gallery, Artist Residency program, and Artist Studios Building. She was formerly Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, co-founder and co-director of Allston Skirt Gallery, and weekly arts columnist for the Boston Phoenix. She also teaches contemporary art history in the Art & Music Department at Simmons College. Randi received her Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and German from Brown University, and her JD from New York University School of Law.
Bianca Lonergan is the Controller for Fairbanks Energy Services, a full-service design/build energy conservation firm that provides energy conservation services for commercial and industrial clients throughout the country. Bianca started her career at Fidelity Investments, in their Corporate Accounting team. She continued within the Finance and Accounting fields at Boston based companies and start-ups such as EXOS and Zipcar. Bianca graduated from Suffolk University with a BSBA in Accounting, and an MBA in International Business.
Jessi Marquart is a Talent Acquisition Specialist for Enterprise Holdings, where she’s been for 13 years. She joined Enterprise Holdings as a Management Trainee, and worked her way up through Assistant and Branch Manager positions. She started her career in public relations, but soon decided it wasn’t the right fit. Jessi received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations/Image Management from Central Missouri State.
Geronimo Martinez is a Manager of Internal Audit at Biogen Corporation, a biotechnology company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. Prior to joining Biogen in 2015, Geronimo spent three and a half years within the Internal Audit group at iRobot Corporation, a home robotics company. He also spent 5 years at PwC in their external audit practice focused on middle market clients. He holds undergraduate and MSA degrees from Suffolk University and is also a Certified Public Accountant in MA.
Tucker Matheson is a Management Consultant at PwC Advisory. He is a Manager within the firm and also has been nominated to serve as one of four co-leads of the Advisory National Staff Council for 2016 and 2017. In addition, Tucker is the co-founder of Fast Forward, a for-benefit business with the mission of helping students maximize their time and investment in college. Tucker graduated from Suffolk University with a BSBA in Accounting, and a Masters in Taxation as part of the 4+1 program.
Anat Shaked is a human resources professional who has worked both as a recruiter and a human resources business partner in the healthcare and higher education sectors. She started her career at Massachusetts General Hospital as a Human Business Partner supporting Patient Care Services. She also worked in recruitment at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2015, she returned to MGH as a recruiter. Anat has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Masters in Human Resources from Northeastern University.