December 22, 2021
We are thrilled to announce that Trish Walker has stepped up into the role of Board Chair for BUILD Boston’s Advisory Board after 2 years as an active member of the Board. Trish Walker brings over 30 years of experience in the Business and Retail sector and holds a bold vision for the future of BUILD.
When asked about her main goals for BUILD and the region, she shared: “BUILD has the opportunity to reshape the future of our country by giving the next generation of entrepreneurs the education, opportunities and skills to pursue their passions and change the world. BUILD is the future of education and I am thrilled to be the Chair of the BUILD Boston board.”
BUILD Boston’s Executive Director, Betsy Neptune, is also thrilled to work alongside Trish to expand the region’s impact. Betsy remarked, “We’re honored to have Trish’s leadership, particularly now as BUILD Boston seeks to expand its impact throughout the region. Trish brings both the passion and strategic thinking we need to lead the organization into this next phase. Her work builds on the strong foundation laid by her predecessor, Christina Luconi, who shepherded the BUILD Boston board through the many challenges that 2020 brought us.” Please join us in sharing our gratitude and congratulations to Trish!
We also want to share our appreciation for Christina Luconi, Chief People Officer of Rapid7, who is stepping down as chair but will remain a vital member of BUILD Boston’s Advisory Board. We have so appreciated Christina’s passion and dedication to BUILD, and her steadfastness to step into the Chair role during a very pivotal time for BUILD and in our nation’s history. We thank Christina for her leadership.
More About Trish:
Trish Walker serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for James Alpha Fund and is a member of the Supervisory Board of PMM Public MediaMarkt. In addition, she is a member of the Boston College Carroll School of Management Board of Advisors. Trish is the former President of Home and Services at Best Buy. In this role, she focused on developing an in-home strategy that moves beyond transactions to build deep customer relationships as part of the overall Omnichannel experience. Trish oversaw all services in stores, online and in customers’ homes. That includes Best Buy’s In-Home consultation program and the Geek Squad, a national tech-support organization with more that 20,000 agents dedicated to helping customers learn about and enjoy their technology. She also led Best Buy Business with focus on Hospitality and Education, as well as the service plan portfolio and customer care. While at Best Buy, Trish launched several Best Buy Teen Tech Centers including The Flagship Clubhouse in Roxbury and was the Executive sponsor of the national Geek Squad Academy program.
Before joining Best Buy in 2016, Trish spent 27 years at Accenture, most recently serving as Senior Managing Director and North America Retail Practice Lead. Prior to leading the retail practice, she held numerous positions in Accenture’s retail practice, including marketing, operations, SAP and change management. She has worked with many leading retailers over the years, including CVS, TJX, L.L. Bean, Nordstrom, and Best Buy. Trish holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Boston College. She is a founding contributor of the Accenture Professorship at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.