Baylor Business Network welcomes Chrissy Healey as new Assistant DirectorNov. 12, 2008
The Hankamer School of Business welcomes the newest member of the Baylor Business Network staff, Chrissy Healey, MBA '04, back to Baylor. Healey stepped into the role of Assistant Director of the BBN this October. She will be working out of Dallas but traveling all over Texas and beyond to work with and build up the different BBN groups.
During Healey's time at Baylor, she worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Graduate Programs Office. It was in MBA recruitment that she first found a passion for Baylor's mission and what the university stands for. After earning her post-graduate degree, she applied what she had learned in Baylor's MBA program in financial costing and product management at Perot Systems in Plano. With her experience in the industry, she moved to a role that more directly supported outsourcing customers when she joined EDS in early 2007. EDS was recently acquired by Hewlett-Packard and is now under the management of Mark Hurd, Baylor Distinguished Alumnus 2008. At EDS, Healey shaped and supported sales strategy through her role in competitive intelligence. Because of her passion for Baylor and the opportunity to work for Baylor while living in Dallas, she opted to leave the corporate world and pursue the opportunity to work with the Baylor Business Network.
In her first few weeks, Chrissy is working alongside Brenda Morris, Executive Director of the Baylor Network and Director of the Business Network, meeting with her peers and leaders within Baylor and across the multiple business networks in the state of Texas. She hopes to continue working with other Baylor groups to increase the resources available to Baylor alumni. To start, she is focusing on career development, continuous learning, and mentorship for business alumni.
Healey will be working with the many volunteers and local steering committees to continue the BBN's mission to provide alumni the opportunity to interact on a regular basis while expanding and developing both business and personal relationships. Some of the current initiatives include the Backpack to Briefcase program for new alumni and regular meetings where guest speakers provide continuous learning and networking opportunities for alumni. With the goal of working both outside of and within Baylor to provide a variety of opportunities for alumni, Healey is committed to supporting the ninth initiative of Baylor 2012.