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Christine Beech, D.M. - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Winona, MN, US

Christine Beech, D.M. Christine Beech, D.M.

Director, Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies | Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, MN, UNITED STATES

Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Hybrid Organizations, Succession Planning, Social Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneurs, Veteran Entrepreneurs

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Biography

Dr. Christine Beech has had a career that encompasses academics, entrepreneurship, military service, and consulting. Dr. Beech has been a faculty member in the business department at Saint Mary’s University since 2017 and is the Executive Director of the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. Prior to joining Saint Mary’s University, Christine owned her own consulting business in the Washington, D.C. area for many years, and before that worked as a corporate entrepreneur, where she led the development of a multi-million dollar business line for a global consulting firm.

Areas of Expertise (9)

Management Consulting Ecosystems Women Entrepreneurs Succession Planning Entrepreneurship Hybrid Organizations Social Entrepreneurship Veteran Entrepreneurs Community Engagement

Accomplishments (2)

Dr. Jon and Betty Kabara Endowed Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (professional)

Endowed Chair, Awarded the Dr. Jon and Betty Kabara Endowed Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Nominated for Best Paper (professional)

Nominated for Best Paper at the 2017 Midwest Academy of Management Conference for submission titled: Social Entrepreneurship in Faith-Based Nonprofits: The Integration of Faith and Business for Sustainable Social Impact

Education (3)

University of Maryland University College: D.M., Doctorate of Management 2018

University of Maryland University College: M.S., Management, Human Resources 2004

Excelsior College: B.S., Liberal Arts 1996

Affiliations (5)

  • Academy of Management Member - 2017 to present
  • Midwest Academy of Management Member - 2017 to present
  • Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Member - 2017 to present
  • Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Member - 2017 to present
  • Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Roundtable - 2017 to present

Recent Media Appearances (1)

Talent lured to Walleye Tank 2018

Destination Medical Center  online

2018-11-28

“Universities must create a culture of innovation and encourage students to solve societies’ most challenging problems. Yet, it’s through the engagement of practitioners or end users that ideas can be considered in terms of their practical value and real potential,” says Christine Beech, Executive Director of the Kabara Institute. “These events offer students that engagement by creating a venue to present their ideas and the ability to adapt and innovate based on feedback from the public.”

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