Jenny Maxwell has served as an Adjunct Professor of Management since 2008 at the Jones School and teaches in the Capstone Program. The Capstone Program is a comprehensive applied-strategic planning course for the MBA for Professionals and Executive MBA programs that works directly with Houston community not-for-profit organizations on strategic business challenges. Through her work with the Capstone Program, Maxwell has worked with over 20 community organizations and 40 student teams since 2008. Given her professional interest in healthcare, most of her work in the Capstone Program has been with healthcare organizations, including Texas Children’s Hospital, Legacy Community Health Services, San Jose Clinic, The Rose, and Access Health, with additional experience working with education, social service, arts, and environmental organizations.
Her professional career has included consulting work in a variety of industries through her roles at The Boston Consulting Group as a management consultant and at Scottish Enterprise, in Glasgow, Scotland, as an economic development consultant. Her early career was focused on technology and Internet companies in marketing, strategy, commercialization, and business development roles. Her more recent industry focus is in the healthcare space, where she has served as Executive Director of the Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital Katy, as a Director at the University of Colorado Hospital, in Denver, Colorado, and as a Technology Transfer Consultant at the University of Texas Medical School Technology Transfer Office. Maxwell’s broad industry, leadership, and organizational experience provides a wide set of perspectives that she shares with student teams and community organizations through her work with the Capstone Program.
In addition to her work with not-for-profits through the Capstone Program, Maxwell has experience in both direct operational and governance roles. She served as the National Director of the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) from 2004-2005 during her student tenure at the Jones School. Following her role as the National Director, she served on the Board from 2005-2008. While living in Glasgow, Scotland, she co-founded the Glasgow Toastmasters Club, the second-ever Toastmasters Club in Scotland.
During her tenure as an MBA student at the Jones School, Maxwell was awarded the M.A. Wright Leadership award. She was a Keenan Scholar, top 2% of students. Maxwell was elected to the Texas Business Hall of Fame as the Jones School’s scholar representative in 2005. Maxwell was a member of a four-person team that placed first in a national Marketing Team Case Competition. Maxwell was also an Alumni/Student Liaison Officer at the Jones School.
Maxwell graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in biochemistry in 1995 and from the Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business with an MBA in 2005.