Elizabeth Parker Powell

Elizabeth Parker PowellTitle: 1) Former Director 2) Manufacturing Executive (Retired)

Company: 1) Lightron Corporation 2) Diamond Machining Technology Inc.

Location: Needham, Massachusetts, United States




  • Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) (trustee emerita)
  • Babson College Wellesley, MA (board of overseers, 1997-2010) (committee on members) (corporation member, board of overseers, 1982-2010) (marketing committee) (trustee, 1984-2007) (trustee, emerita, 2007-Present) (vice chair, student affairs committee)
  • Babson Connect (worldwide 2019 advisory board, 2018-Present)
  • Boston Symphony Volunteer Association
  • Chapel Cemetery Association, Andover, MA (president, 1994-2015) (trustee, 1989-2015)
  • Denver and Philadelphia, Inc.
  • Governor Dukakis’ Fiscal Management Task Force, MA (member, 1989-1990)
  • Harvard Community Health Plan Inc., Boston (chairman, presidential search committee) (board of directors, 1980-1984) (board of overseers, 1985-1995) (finance committee, 1980–1986)
  • Junior League of Boston
  • League of Boston, Smith College Clubs Committee (1973-1977)
  • Massachusetts Guardian Advisory Council, National Federation of Independent Businesses (1987-1995)
  • National Federation of Business, Massachusetts Guardian Advisory Council (1987-Present)
  • Needham Town Republican Committee (member)
  • New England Business Association (NEBA) (board of overseers, 1994-Present) (vice chair of education, 1994-1997)
  • Phillips Academy, Andover, MA (audit committee) (former chair) (charter trustee, 1980-Present) (co-chair, class of 1956 reunions, 2016, 2021)
  • PMF-Partnership for Massachusetts Future, Boston, MA (treasurer, 2021)
  • Presidential Search Committee, Babson College (chair, 1988–1989)
  • Smith College Alumni Association, New Direction Committee (1973-1974)
  • Smith College Club of Wellesley (president, 1975-1977) (vice president, 1973-1975)
  • The Fletcher School, Tufts University (board member) (board of advisory) (international board)
  • The Gore Place, Waltham, MA (governor, 2006-2013)
  • The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, MA
  • The Smith College Club of Philadelphia (board of directors, 1968-1970)
  • The Union Club
  • The Vincent Club
  • Wellesley Club
  • Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA (building fund, trustee, 2003-2010) (capital campaign committee, 2001-2003) (centennial endowment fund, executive committee, 1983-1986) (town committee, studying the needs and requirements of the Library, secretary, 1973-1976
  • Wellesley Town Meeting, MA (member, 1973-2016)
  • Wellesley Town Republican Committee (member)
  • Women’s Board, Institute for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, PA (founding director of education, 1968-1970)
  • Worldwide D-I-Y Council (chair, 1995-1996) (director, 1993-1997) (financial committee, 1980-1986) (vice chair, 1994-1995)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Recipient, Cruickshank Award, Babson College Alumni Association (2001)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Tufts University Alumni Association (1999)
  • Babson Medal for Outstanding Service, Babson College (1989)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry,” Marquis Who’s Who (1989-1990)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (1995-1996)

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