As executive director of the Business Engagement Center, Stella oversees the campus-wide strategy for corporate interactions at the University of Michigan. Stella works as a direct liaison between the business community and the University, identifying corporate partnership opportunities and matching University assets to industry needs.
Before joining the Business Engagement Center, Stella was the national sales director for CFI Group, a customer and employee satisfaction research and consulting firm. Prior to CFI, Stella worked for Nortel Networks. During her tenure in a variety of senior management roles in marketing, sales, and customer satisfaction, she acted as a strategic university team leader and served as corporate liaison to the University of Michigan.
Stella is an alumna of the University of Michigan, where she received a bachelor’s in general studies with a focus on business and communications. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber and is the co-chair of SPARK’s Business Development Committee. Originally from Ann Arbor, Stella spent many years in Tennessee and North Carolina before returning to her roots.