Kristy has spent most of her career focused on the intersection of Education and Information Technology with the last 16 years devoted to Higher Education. Her tenure includes time at The University of Texas at Austin, St. Edward’s University, and Austin Community College in various IT and leadership roles. A few career highlights include helping draft the UT Austin Administrative Systems Master Plan for Enterprise Business Intelligence and helping St. Edward’s University transform their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and enterprise reporting practices.
In 2015 Kristy joined Ellucian, the market leader in Higher Education ERP software. While at Ellucian she helped lead the first Higher Education-specific ERP SaaS solution deployment, managed key strategic partnerships, and led aspects of the Banner and Colleague ERP product strategies. She also focused on cross-application product and platform strategies with an emphasis on cloud deployment success.
As a long-time Project Manager, earning her PMP in 2009, Kristy also has extensive experience leading and supporting enterprise-wide projects. The skills necessary to be a successful Project Manager are the same skills necessary to be a successful leader.
When she isn’t crisscrossing the country for work or to spend time with family and friends, Kristy likes to be a tourist in her hometown, listen to live music, and frequent her favorite local coffee shops. Kristy earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Michigan State University and is an avid reader.