Each year, Beaver presents awards to recognize and honor the outstanding accomplishments and service of our alumni. We are pleased to announce our first two 2018 Alumni Award recipients:


Susan Lyne '68

Susan Lyne ’68 celebrating 50th reunion
Founding Partner & President of BBG Ventures

Susan has had a long career in media, commerce and consumer products. She has held leadership positions at companies of all sizes and stages, from startups to public companies, often during periods of internal or external change.

She began her career in the magazine industry, where she founded and led Premiere Magazine. She spent almost a decade at Disney, rising to President of Entertainment at ABC. She was the CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia; CEO and then Chair of Gilt.com; and she led AOL’s Brand Group, overseeing such brands as TechCrunch, Engadget and Moviefone, immediately before launching BBG Ventures.

She has four daughters, three sisters, and a wide circle of entrepreneur-advisees who give as much as they get. Her biggest wins have all come from listening to, building for and betting on women.


Jonathan Soroff Jonathan Soroff  ’83 celebrating 35th reunion
Feature Writer and Social Columnist for The Improper Bostonian
Member of the Corporation, Beaver Country Day School

Jonathan Soroff is a Boston native and graduated from Duke University. His journalism career began at The Boston Herald, and he’s written for everyone from People to London’s Royal Academy Magazine. For the past 20 years, he’s been the lead columnist for the Improper Bostonian Magazine, and he is the creator of www.itsmylifegetyourown.com. Jonathan is currently a Member of the Corporation for Beaver Country Day School.

All Alumni Award recipients through the years.