Elizabeth R. Thornton is an adjunct lecturer of Entrepreneurship and the special assistant to the president for External Relations at Babson College. With her Principles of Objectivity curriculum, Thornton teaches global leaders how to increase their objectivity, the ability to evaluate a situation, make sound decisions, and execute more effectively. Thornton has over 15 years of corporate experience with institutions such as American Express and Bank One and more than 15 years of entrepreneurial experience with clients such as the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Clinton ’92, the White House and a global beverage company. Governor Patrick appointed Thornton to the Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board in 2007 and to the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation in 2010. Thornton has a B.S.B.A. from Georgetown University, studied at the University of Oxford, and holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.