Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

The Staff
Christine Beech

Christine Beech

Executive Director of the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

Assistant Professor, Business Department

Christine’s business, teaching, research, and consulting experience are in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategic management, leadership development, contract management, succession planning, social entrepreneurship, and small business management. In addition to her role as Executive Director of the Institute, Christine holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Business Department at Saint Mary’s where she teaches classes in entrepreneurship. 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. She holds a Doctoral Degree in Management and her dissertation investigated revenue generation through entrepreneurial activity in faith-based nonprofits. Christine serves on the Habitat for Humanity board (Winona), and on the Jeremiah Program board (Rochester), and is active in her church and community. She is married with two daughters, one son-in-law, and four grandchildren. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

OFFICE: 507.457.6978 cbeech@smumn.edu

Stephany Beck

Stephany Beck

President of the Entrepreneurship Club, Saint Mary's Sophomore

Beck is Marketing and Entrepreneurship double major. Outside the entrepreneurial world, on campus, she works as both a Resident Assistant and for the Office of Admissions. She is also apart of the Business/PR club, KSMR-Radio, CR Club, and Women’s Bible Studies. When she is not at school, Beck is home in Oshkosh, WI where she is the alumni of the Winnebago County 4-H Program and currently serves as the 2018 Winnebago County Fairest of the Fair. Although she has always been an avid Shark Tank fan, Beck fell in love with the entrepreneurship world during her junior year of high school, when her and her friends had the opportunity to pitch in front of Daymond John from Shark Tank. In her free time, she likes to volunteer, travel, shop, be outdoors, and spend time with family and friends.

Anna Muccio

Anna Muccio

Kabara Institute Intern, Saint Mary's junior

Muccio is a Digital Graphic Design major with a double minor in Leadership and Entrepreneurship. She recently joined the Kabara family as their new design intern; working with web and print design for the Institute, as well as helping to manage their various social media sites. By working closely with Kabara and pursuing her entrepreneurial studies, Muccio plans to gain the experience needed to offer her services as a freelance designer later in the future. After college, she plans to work at a design firm to help further her experience and design competencies. At her home in St. Paul, she spends most of her time with her friends and large family, and enjoys hockey, reading and drawing.