Kerry Healey

Dr. Kerry Murphy Healey’s career spans higher education, elected office, and foreign and domestic public policy. She currently co-chairs the Council for Responsible Social Media (CRSM) with former House Leader Dick Gephardt. CRSM is a non-partisan coalition focused on addressing on-line threats to youths, democracy and national security. From 2019-2022, Healey was the inaugural president of the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream in Washington, DC, and continues with the Milken Center as a Senior Fellow.

In July 2019, she capped six years as the first woman president of Babson College, the 100-year-old business school consistently ranked as the country’s leading institution in entrepreneurship education. During her tenure at Babson, Healey championed women entrepreneurs, founded a global entrepreneurship conference, created greater affordability and access for domestic and international students, and oversaw a dramatic $200 million renewal of the Wellesley campus. In 2021, she was elected President Emerita of Babson College.

From 2003-2007, Healey served as the 70th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, where she led bipartisan efforts to improve services for the homeless and returning citizens, founded three Recovery High Schools, and increased protections for victims of child abuse, drunk driving accidents, and sexual and domestic violence. She was also integral in crafting the state’s pioneering health care reform legislation, led by Governor Mitt Romney.

Dr. Healey has been a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics and Center for Public Leadership, and currently is a member of the International Council of the Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She also serves as a non-executive director of Apollo Global Management and chairs their Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee.

She holds an AB in government from Harvard College and a PhD in political science and law from Trinity College, Dublin. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission and is a trustee of the American University of Afghanistan, the American University of Bahrain, Western Governor’s University and was a founder of the first co-educational business school in Saudi Arabia.