Marcel Botha, ’06. Credit: Kevin Abosch

Marcel Botha, AR ’06

Marcel Botha founded 10xBETA, a Product Management consultancy overseeing product research, conception, development, manufacturing, and launch events on behalf of their clients. 10xBETA’s work spans the consumer, medical, and automotive sectors, supported by a global team with specialist experience in every aspect of product and service innovation.

 

Botha is a design engineer with a background in computation, assembly engineering, and innovation consulting. He has helped innovate financial products, medical diagnostic devices, consumer Internet technologies, and iPad applications.

Entrepreneur, engineer, architect and inventor

2019 $15K Creative Arts Competition. Credit: HErickson/MIT.

Jean-Jacques DeGroof, SM ’93, PhD ’02

Jean-Jacques Degroof is involved in the translation of academic research into 
innovative ventures through his investment activity, teaching, and mentoring.
 He has been an active angel investor in Boston and in Europe since 1999,
 where he has supported the launch and growth of a number of ventures, such
 as Avedro, Edaris Health, Experion Systems, Seahorse Bioscience, ZipCar,
 and others.

 

Earlier, DeGroof worked as a researcher at the MIT 
Industrial Performance Center. He was a Sloan Fellow at the MIT Sloan 
School of Management and a BCG Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center
 for Business and Government at Harvard University.

 

At MIT, DeGroof is a member 
of the Visiting Committees for the Sloan School of Management and for the 
School of Architecture that report to the MIT Corporation.

 

Jean-Jacques
 DeGroof started his career in the financial services industry. He obtained an 
MS and PhD in Management from the MIT’s Sloan School of Management,
 as well as academic degrees from the University of Louvain in Belgium. In recent years, Jean-Jacques has supported MIT’s Hacking Arts, a hackathon at
 the intersection of the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship, and the $15K 
Creative Arts Competition.

Investor, teacher, and mentor

2019 $15K Creative Arts Competition. Credit: HErickson/MIT.

Mary Hale, AR ’09

Mary Hale is a graduate of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning where she completed a Master’s degree in Architectural Design.

 

While at MIT, Hale developed considerable experience designing and constructing one-to-one scale projects meant to engage the human body. In 2015, Hale was the recipient of the highest award given to associate AIA members.

Founder of ROYHALE, an experimental interdisciplinary design practice

Leila W. Kinney, Executive Director of Arts Initiatives and the Center for Art, Science & Technology. Credit: Culture Magazine.

Leila W. Kinney

Leila W. Kinney works with Associate Provost Philip Khoury, the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), the Creative Arts Council, the Council for the Arts at MIT, the MIT List Visual Arts Center, and the MIT Museum, to advance the arts at MIT in the areas of strategic planning, cross-school collaborations, communications, and resource development.

 

Kinney is an art historian with experience in both SA+P, where she was on the faculty in the History, Theory and Criticism section of the Department of Architecture (HTC), and SHASS, where she taught in the Program in Women’s Studies and in Comparative Media Studies. She is a member of the Board of Mass Humanities and of the Advisory Committees of the Catalyst Collaborative at MIT, the MIT List Visual Arts Center, and the MIT Museum.

Executive Director of Arts Initiatives and the Center for Art, Science & Technology, MIT

2019 $15K Creative Arts Competition. Credit: HErickson/MIT.

Hyun-A C. Park, ’83, MCP ’85

Hyun-A Park ’83, MCP ’85 is president of Spy Pond Partners, LLC, a management consulting firm focused on transportation and infrastructure management organizations, which she co-founded.

 

Incoming Chair of the Council for the Arts at MIT and past President of the MIT Alumni Association, Hyun-A also serves on the MIT Corporation, chairs the Visiting Committee for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and volunteers on the Leadership Council of the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center.

President of Spy Pond Partners, LLC

Marc Steglitz, ’65. Chief Operating Officer at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Marc Steglitz, GM ’66

Marc Steglitz joined the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in July 2002 as Chief Operating Officer. He served as Interim Director of the museum from September 2007 to December 2008. At the foundation, his responsibilities include finance, administrative oversight of affiliate museums, human resources, information technology, facilities, security, visitor services, and exhibition management. Steglitz also oversaw the award-winning restoration of the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

 

Steglitz completed his BA at the University of Michigan and his MS at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Chief Operating Officer at the Guggenheim Museum, New York