Jason Pontin, Chairman
Kathleen Kennedy, President
James Coyle, Treasurer
Antoinette Matthews, Executive Director
Rebecca Bell, Operations Associate & Special Projects Manager
Gaylee Duncan, Director, Chapter Leadership & Process
Susan Kaup, Senior Producer, Content & Community
Jason Pontin is editor in chief of the award-winning magazine MIT Technology Review
and is responsible for the editorial direction of it and TechnologyReview.com. Jason took on the role of publisher in
September 2005, overseeing all aspects of the company's growth strategy,
which includes a rapidly expanding website, specialty e-newsletters,
an aggressive international expansion, and signature events, such as
the annual Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT.
From 1996 to 2002, Jason was the editor of the technology business magazine Red Herring. Most recently, he was editor in chief of the Acumen Journal,
covering the business, economic, and policy implications of
discoveries in biotechnology and the life sciences. He has written for
many national and international publications, including The New York Times, The Economist, The Financial Times, Wired, and The Believer. He is a frequent guest on television and radio shows, including ABC News, CNN, and National Public Radio.
Kathleen Kennedy is the Chief Strategy Officer at Technology Review, where she leads events, licensing, marketing, sales, and new product development initiatives. In her 10 years at MIT, Kathleen has helped Technology Review to redefine the magazine brand and to achieve success in a rapidly changing market. She has established several new lines of business in the United States as well as in China, India, Taiwan, and Spain.
Kathleen started her career in accounting at Deloitte and Touche, but she quickly found her true calling--media. She left the financial world to join a startup that specialized in marketing and media research for the film industry. Kathleen worked on a wide range of integrated projects for major studios, including Warner Bros., Paramount, and 20th Century Fox. She became director of the southeast region, where she led her team to double-digit growth for five consecutive years.
She has received a number of industry awards, most recently the 2009 Folio: 40 which recognized the most innovative and influential people in magazines. She studied political theory at the University of Virginia and business at James Madison University.James Coyle
is the chief operating officer at Technology Review
. Before joining TR
he was the senior financial manager and controller for RetroFit
Technologies in Milford, MA, a computer services company with a client
base made up of Massachusetts and Connecticut government agencies as
well as commercial customers. Jim has also worked for other high-tech
companies, including SeaChange International, a software and hardware
developer selling into cable companies for video-on-demand products,
and Praxis International, a software developer for larger systems. He
has a bachelor of science degree in economics and finance from Southern
New Hampshire University and an MBA with a concentration in accounting
from Bentley College.
Antoinette Matthews is the Executive Director of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc., having joined MIT upon moving to Boston from her native South Africa in 2001. Under her directorship over the last six years, Antoinette has worked with the MIT Enterprise Forum advisory board to help strengthen the organization by functioning as the ambassador, public relations expert, and connector for the MIT Enterprise Forum on a global basis. Through the MIT Enterprise Forum's current 28 chapters producing over 400 programs per year, she has raised the visibility of the organization by connecting, promoting, and collaborating with hundreds of MIT and other entrepreneurial organizations and private companies across the globe. Prior to coming to the U.S., Antoinette was the Relationship Marketing Manager for JD Group Pty Ltd, the largest group of national retail chains in the Southern hemisphere, and the Marketing Manager for the first IT chain in South Africa. In 2009, the MIT Entrepreneurship Center awarded to her the Adolf F. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurship Mentoring, to honor those who counsel and guide business pioneers blazing new pathways in entrepreneurship. She received her degree in Marketing and Financial Management from the University of Pretoria.