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Dr. Karen L. Hamilton, CPCU, ARM, FRM is the CESB Faculty Director. She was appointed to the position in Fall 2022, when the CESB began operations. She is an entrepreneur at heart and has used her entrepreneurial skills as an intrapreneur to develop programs and new ventures at various academic institutions. Her new intrapreneurial adventure is bringing the CESB to life!

Please reach out to Karen at You can also visit her in the CESB office.

The CESB Advisory Board guides the CESB Faculty Director on various CESB initiatives. The board includes the following members:

Wollign Bellevue
Business Coach, MASSHIRE GBWB

Shannon Burke
Owner/President, Burke's Hot Sauce

Jeanean Davis-Street
Dean of the Ricciardi College of Business, Bridgewater State University

Shannon Donovan
Professor of Finance, Bridgewater State University
Owner, Small Biz Drs LLC

Tisha Hood
Founder, Breadcrumbs Creative

Stephanie Jacobsen
Associate Professor of Management and Marketing and
CUBEs Co-coordinator, Bridgewater State University

Margaret Johnsson
Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing, Bridgewater State University

Cindy Kane
Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Bridgewater State University

Stan King
Co-founder and Chief Business Officer, Outer Biosciences
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Third Culture Capital

Derek Leuenberger
Associate Dean of the Ricciardi College of Business, Bridgewater State University

Xiangrong Liu
Professor of Management and
Sustainability Program Co-coordinator, Bridgewater State University

Robert Monteith
Director of the Think Tank/Makerspace and
Analytical Instrumentation Engineer, Bridgewater State University

Jonathan Pike
Partner, Citrin Cooperman & Company

Jennifer Thibodeau
Director of Programs, Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice