Laurie Walker earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. She worked in engineering and/or marketing roles with British Petroleum, General Motors, and Nestle. In 2001, she launched a consulting practice that specialized in business plan development and marketing research. Her consulting involvement with the creation of the EMBA for Healthcare Professionals program led to an avid interest in education and lifelong learning. As Director of EMBA Programs, she focuses on facilitating a learning environment that prepares business professionals for advancement in leadership positions.