Betsy Ziegler

Chief Executive Officer, 1871

BA in Economics, Ohio State University; MBA, Harvard Business School. Former Principal in McKinsey & Company’s Chicago office; led the firm’s Life Insurance Operations and Technology practice and co-led its Financial Institutions Operations and Technology practice. Former Chief Innovation Officer at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, responsible for portfolio innovation as well as integrating technology into the Kellogg educational experience; 2011-15, served as Associate Dean of Degree Programs and Dean of Students. First woman Chief Executive Officer of 1871, now a leading ranked tech incubator. Member of the Board of Directors, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Adviser and investor in many young technology companies.

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