Student Profile - Jen (JB) Braly

Jen (JB) Braly

National Origin

U.S.

Current Location

Lexington, MA

Industry

Biopharmaceuticals

Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.S. Kinesiology; Central Michigan University, Master’s Public Administration

EMBA Class of

2019
Jen (JB) Braly
Global Integration Lead, Strategic Programs
Shire

Biography

Jen (JB) Braly is a veteran U.S. Air Force officer and global integration lead of strategic programs at Shire, where she directs a $200-million portfolio of integration programs for the biologics manufacturing sites. Previously, she was senior director at John Hancock, where she led a 25-person project delivery team focused on organizational transformation from traditional waterfall project management practices to Scaled Agile. She also worked at Genzyme, establishing and leading its PMO, setting the global benchmark for portfolio and data governance practices. As a consultant at Deloitte and Booz Allen, she led technology, strategy and operations programs.

Why This Program?

“I gained leadership experience in the military, but I wanted an MBA to get the formal business education. The MIT EMBA Program aligns directly with my purpose, principles, and learning style. The Institute brings together the smartest people in the world to try to move the needle on important issues. With its unrivaled expertise in science and technology, what further differentiates it is an emphasis on quantitative reasoning skills, action learning, and innovation. This program will provide me with the necessary data-driven problem-solving skills, entrepreneurial knowledge, and access to diverse perspectives from an exceptional group of global industry leaders.”