Texas Rangers CFO Kellie Fischer speaks to COBA students

Posted February 15, 2012

Kellie Fischer, chief financial officer for the Texas Rangers, recently shared her business knowledge with students and professors from ACU's College of Business Administration. On Feb. 7, Fischer spoke at a Women in Business meeting, a packed luncheon, and to Dr. Darryl Jinkerson's "Current Topics in Organizational Behavior" class.

Fischer has worked with the Rangers organization since 1999, stepping into her current role in 2005. During her visit, she shared stories from the time the Rangers organization was put up for sale, declared bankruptcy and was subsequently auctioned at court to the Nolan Ryan group. This gave COBA students an insider look at corporate struggles. "Kellie gave excellent insight on how to react to failure and endure in tough times," said Kelly Wilson, senior management sciences major from Austin.

Jinkerson, associate professor of management sciences, was equally pleased with Fischer's time on campus. "I thought the time was valuable - it let the students see how preparation, hard work, some luck and dedication can really pay off," he said. Fischer was engaging and answered students' questions on topics ranging from the price of concessions at the Ballpark in Arlington to the recent Yu Darvish contract talks. Her insights apply to many industries: how to conduct business with class, maintain high ethical standards and maintain equilibrium in stressful circumstances. 

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