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Elizabeth P. Powell

Ms. Powell was Co-Founder, Chair, and Treasurer, 1976-2005, of Diamond Machining Technology, Inc. Marlborough, MA which designed and manufactured diamond sharpening hand tools distributed worldwide (32 countries) to consumer, professional and industrial markets.  

She is a Director of Lytron Inc., Woburn, MA since 1999, and the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), Boston, MA.   She is a retired Director of Reed & Barton, Corporation, Taunton, MA and the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), Boston, MA.  Since 1973 she has been an elected Town Meeting Member of Wellesley, and is a Trustee of the Wellesley Free Library Foundation, as well as a Trustee of North Hill Life Care Community, Needham, MA.  For Tufts University, Medford, MA she serves as a member of the International Advisory Board and also as a member of the Board of Advisors for The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.   She served Babson College as a Trustee for 13 years during which she chaired the 1989 Presidential Search Committee, then as a member of the Board of Overseers and on the  Steering Committee for the Center for Women Leadership.   Currently she is a member of the Babson Global Advisory Board.   She is also a retired Governor of the historic Christopher Gore estate, Gore Place, Needham, MA.

A graduate of Abbot Academy, Andover, MA, she was elected a Charter Trustee Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, 1980-2000 and currently is an active Trustee Emerita chairing the Chapel Cemetery Association Trustees since 1994.  She was engaged in Smith College Clubs of Denver, CO, and on the Boards of Directors of the Philadelphia, PA and Wellesley, MA clubs, serving as President of the Wellesley Club, 1975-1977.  She has served on numerous boards of civic, trade, health and financial organizations.  Ms. Powell is a recipient of the Babson College President’s Medal in 1989 and Alumni Association Cruickshank Award for distinguished service in 2001.  From Tufts University, she has been honored with the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 1999 and The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy Dean’s Medal in 2003, being the first woman and only fourth recipient since the school’s founding in 1933.

Ms. Powell earned her B.A. from Smith College, Northampton, MA, her M.A. from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA, and her M.B.A. with Distinction from Babson College, Wellesley, MA where she was Assistant Professor of Management 1977-1980.  She is married to David and has three children, and six grandchildren.