Jaime Bettcher joined as a Fellow for the Business and Society Program in October 2017. In this position, she is focusing on the Program’s Business Education initiatives, including the production of the 2018 Business Education Symposium and the Ideas Worth Teaching Awards. She is also contributing to the Long-Term Strategy Group and produces the What We’re Reading newsletter on a monthly basis.
Jaime is a recent graduate of the MBA program at the Yale School of Management where she concentrated on economic development and urban issues. Prior to this, Jaime began her career in the financial services industry but only after a brief stint at another Aspen-based company, as a lift operator with the Aspen Ski Company. She has seven years of experience working in both the equities & fixed income derivatives markets at Deutsche Bank in London & New York and Nomura Securities in New York. After feeling a call to better align her personal purpose with her career, she then spent two years at New York Road Runners, a 501c3 dedicated to addressing health and character development through physical fitness and road races. Here she oversaw technology projects for NYRR’s youth running programs and the NYC Marathon.
Jaime’s interests lie in community development and urban planning with a focus on expanding equality in economic opportunity. In her free time, she enjoys having both big and small adventures, from traveling to a new country or skydiving, to going on a hike or trying a new restaurant.