Past Speakers

The Wellesley Club has had a wide variety of distinguished speakers over the years, some of whom are listed below:

Dr. Stephen Spinelli (President, Babson College) (January, 2020)

Harriet Cross (British Consul General in Boston) (October, 2019)

Juliette Kayyem (National Security Expert, Academic, Entrepreneur) (September, 2019)

Stephanie Pollack (Secretary of Transportation and CEO of MassDOT) (January, 2019)

Paula Johnson (President, Wellesley College) (January, 2018)

Bill Fine (President & General Manager, WCVB, Channel 5) (January, 2017)

Victoria Budson (Founding Executive Director, Women & Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government) (January, 2016)

Nicholas Burns (Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School; Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs 2005-8; former US Ambassador to NATO, 2001-5, and Greece, 1997-2001) (November, 2012)

Fred Reichheld (Founder, Bain & Company) (October, 2011)

Mindy Lubber (President, CERES) (October, 2010)

Lisa Lynch (Dean, Heller School, Brandeis University) (October, 2009)

Charles Baker (President, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare) (November, 2008)

Karl Case (Professor of Economics, Wellesley College and co-developer of the Case-Schiller Index, a leading measure of trends in home prices) (January, 2005)

Thomas Menino (Mayor of Boston) (October, 2004)

David Gergen (former White House Advisor, Political Commentator) (November, 2001)

The Wellesley Club is always looking for recommendations for its speakers series for our meetings in October, November, and January. Please contact the club with your suggestions, at