Engineer MBA Chosen a Business Review 40 Under 40

Chris O'ConnerChris O’Connor ’08, engineering operations manager at EYP, is a 2016 Business Review 40 Under 40. O’Connor, who previously earned a degree in aerospace engineering, graduated from the UAlbany Evening MBA with a focus in new ventures. O’Connor said, “My UAlbany MBA experience was a pivotal step for me in taking the leap from an engineering-centered career to a business-centered career. I was able to get exposed to so many areas of professional development that weren’t part of my everyday life in the manufacturing arena. I’m responsible for the growth of our engineering team and for the alignment of our engineering resources across the firm’s projects. I have an entrepreneurial spirit and believe that I’ll run my own business someday, so the new ventures track was a great fit for me.”