Christine Beech

Christine Beech

Director of the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and Assistant Professor of Business

Saint Mary's Hall, SM408    |    Campus Box: # 15
(507) 457-6978   |   cbeech@smumn.edu

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


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: Veteran Entrepreneurs, Social Entrepreneurship, Hybrid Organizations, Entrepreneurship, Succession Planning, Women Entrepreneurs, Ecosystems, Management Consulting, Community Engagement
  • Affiliations
    - Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Roundtable - 2017 to present
    - Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Member - 2017 to present
    - Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Member - 2017 to present
    - Midwest Academy of Management Member - 2017 to present
    - Academy of Management Member - 2017 to present
  • Education
    - Excelsior College: B.S., Liberal Arts (1996)
    - University of Maryland University College: M.S., Management, Human Resources (2004)
    - University of Maryland University College: D.M., Doctorate of Management (2018)
  • Links
  • Talent lured to Walleye Tank 2018
    Destination Medical Center | online
    Nov 28, 2018

    “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.”