Carl Beatty’s New Role
One of the most important tasks for the coming phase of Berklee’s development is to engage more closely with alumni and key figures in the music and entertainment industries. To prepare for this phase, Carl Beatty, who has served as chief of staff to President Roger Brown since 2005, will lead the effort to reach out to Berklee alumni and to leaders in the music industry.
Beatty’s professional history, both inside and outside of Berklee, uniquely qualifies him for his new role. Before becoming Brown’s chief of staff, Beatty served for years as a faculty member in the MP&E Department where he met many students who have since launched their careers.
Before coming to Berklee, Beatty was a respected recording engineer working with artists ranging from Herbie Hancock to the B-52s. Many at Berklee have invested a great deal of energy in fostering connections with employers of students and graduates, high-profile visiting artists, and recruiting trustees such as Howard Shore ’69, Paul Simon, Christopher Guest, and the late Phil Ramone. While the college has much to show for these efforts, all has been been accomplished without the benefit of a key leader spearheading the undertaking.
Beatty will continue to report to President Brown and work closely with the Office of Academic Affairs and with Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement Cindy Albert Link and the alumni relations team. He will also arrange to bring more top artists and alumni to campus and assist in recruiting new trustees and advisory council members. Additionally, Beatty will coordinate with the Career Development Center and the offices of Experiential Learning and External Affairs to assure close integration of their efforts.