Dinner and Conversation with the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation
June 11, 2019: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Chicago Booth alumni are cordially invited to dinner and conversation with Christina Hachikian, the executive director of the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at Chicago Booth.
The Modern Pantry
47-48 St John's Square, Clerkenwell
London EC1V 4JJ, United Kingdom
Join us for a table conversation with Christina Hachikian, AB '02, MBA '07 Executive Director of the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and Adjunct Associate Professor of Strategy.
The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation integrates Chicago Booth's multidisciplinary approach to business education with experience-based learning and research. Through programs and events, the center increases our community's odds of solving complex social and environmental problems.
We believe that social innovation research can yield insights that will transform the sector and increase the odds of solving seemingly intractable problems. We also recognize that people on the ground, many with decades of experience, possess invaluable knowledge in the fight for a better world. We are committed to bringing these two communities together, sharing lessons from research with experts on the ground and vice versa.
The Rustandy Center is a resource for nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs, Booth faculty, students, and alumni, nonprofit board members, and impact investors—anyone committed to making the world more equitable and sustainable. Our social impact programs are designed to help members of our community increase their odds of solving seemingly intractable problems.
6:30pm Arrival and welcome drink
7:00pm Sit down for dinner
8:30pm End of dinner
Complimentary, sponsored by Chicago Booth Alumni Relations.
Very limited seating, first come first served.
Christina Hachikian, AB ’02, MBA ’07 (Speaker)
Executive Director, Adjunct Associate Professor of Strategy, Chicago Booth
Christina Hachikian is the executive director of the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She leads the center's global work as the hub for people solving complex social and environmental problems. In particular, she is responsible for strategy and direction, as well as resource development and partnerships. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Booth, and teaches courses on scaling social innovation and on social enterprise strategy, as well as serving as a coach for the school's Social New Venture Challenge.
Prior to joining Booth, she was vice president and head of investor relations and corporate development for Cole Taylor Bank. In this role, Hachikian was responsible for building relationships within the investment community and crafting financial communications, as well as managing projects such as corporate capital actions and strategic planning. Prior to Cole Taylor, Hachikian was an assistant vice president at ShoreBank (now Urban Partnership Bank), a triple-bottom line community development bank. There she was responsible for managing projects including growth strategy, capital raising initiatives, and operational efficiencies. She held several other related positions at ShoreBank during her seven year tenure. Hachikian also has served as a research and planning analyst for Raytheon Company, directing research projects.
Hachikian holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with a focus on strategic management and managerial & organizational behavior. She also earned an AB in public policy from the University of Chicago.
In her spare time, she works with a Westside early education center, VOCEL, and is passionate about early childhood education access. She is inspired every day by her two children to support this issue.