Professional headshot of Sandra Bouckley (MBA ’92), CEO of SME

Sandra Bouckley (MBA ’92), CEO of SME

Broad alumni are often recognized for making an impact in their profession and in their community. During a year of unprecedented changes and challenges in every industry, it is important to highlight the achievements of Spartans across the world.

Last week, Sandra Bouckley (MBA ’92) was honored as a role model and champion in the manufacturing field at the 2020 Women in Manufacturing SUMMIT event as a member of the inaugural class of the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

Bouckley serves as the executive director and CEO of SME, a nonprofit in Southeast Michigan, dedicated to advancing and assisting new technologies, companies and professionals in the manufacturing industry. Bouckley has held many other leadership positions across the industry and has been named one of the 100 Leading Women in the Auto Industry by Automotive News twice during her career.

“I’m honored to be included with these accomplished women who have forged careers and created pathways in manufacturing,” she said. “My professional and personal mission continues to be excellence and inclusion in this vital industry.”

Women in Manufacturing is a nationwide trade association with over 4,000 members who are devoted to empowering and supporting women in the manufacturing industry. WiM honors women who have, over the course of their careers, made exceptional contributions to the manufacturing industry and to the advancement of women in the field.

“The 15 honorees who make up our inaugural class are a prestigious group, each of whom has made significant, lasting contributions to our industry,” WiM President Allison Grealis said. “They are true trailblazers whose work has created opportunity for countless other women. We are thrilled and honored to recognize them in this special way.”

In addition to being inducted into the WiM Hall of Fame this month, Bouckley will be reconnecting with her alma mater as a featured speaker for the Broad College Advancing Women in Business event. She’ll speak alongside fellow alumnae Alison Gleeson (BA Marketing ’87) and Tricia Keith (MBA ’09) virtually on Oct. 22 to empower and support the next generation of MSU graduates.

The Spartans Will mentality doesn’t vanish after graduation. Through these experiences, Broad alumni like Bouckley are paving a new path for the next generation of businesswomen.