Our Founder

Stacie Hyatt, Author, Speaker, Volunteer and President and CEO of the Society for Alumni Club Leadership (SACL), is wildly passionate about volunteer alumni leaders and the success of each network. Her enthusiasm precipitates from personal experiences and witnessing how often lives and careers are completely transformed, sometimes through just a single alumni interaction.

She has served in leadership roles for The Wharton Club of Dallas-Ft. Worth as President and Vice President of Programs, is currently on its Board of Directors, and has been a repeat Wharton Global Clubs Conference speaker. Together with the dedication of the entire local leadership team and the Chapter’s alumni chapter liaison, she led the club during its most dynamic era in which dues paying membership was at its highest and marquee events drew hundreds. Building on her passion she partnering with local leaders from other alumni chapters to co-found the Dallas Business Club (DBC) in 2006, an association that has grown to represent more than 25 local MBA alumni clubs and tens of thousands of local alumni.

Through personal experience coupled with exposure to the vast network of DBC alumni club officers, Stacie has developed unique expertise in establishing, managing and growing alumni clubs. She brings efficient clarity to areas including leadership structure, volunteer recruiting, incorporation documentation, state and federal nonprofit and tax exemption designations, bylaws and governance, procedures and policies, tax reporting and filings, risk assessment and mitigation, insurance coverage, program development, event planning and execution, communications and promotion, sponsorships, new alumni integration, club revitalization, and much more.

Prior to her professional dedication to alumni leadership, Stacie was and is a successful international sales, marketing and product development executive in the global medical and research technology sectors with companies such as Medtronic and St. Jude Medical, as well as start-ups. She earned her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in bioengineering from Texas A&M University where she has served academia through the Industry Advisory Boards for the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Stacie’s commitment to her community extends beyond academics into active leadership of and participation in professional, humanitarian and women’s organizations such as the Tech Titans, The Salvation Army and the Executive Women’s Roundtable among others.