Christine A. Walsh, B.B.A.’05, Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Professional photo of WalshChristine A. Walsh, B.B.A.’05
Director of Talent, Engagement and Development

Christine Walsh is a human resources leader with more than 10 years of experience in various HR and talent management leadership roles in global organizations. She currently serves as director of talent, engagement and development at Nielsen, a global information, data and measurement company operating in more than 100 countries.

Throughout her career, Walsh has developed a wide range of innovative programs to support leaders and business growth. She has gained the respect of leaders at all levels and has a natural talent for coaching, bridging cultural gaps, and adapting to different industries and environments.

Prior to Nielsen, Walsh was director of HR for American Express’ credit operations business, responsible for 2,000 employees across nine sites in 12 countries. She began her career at GE as a member of their human resources leadership program, a two-year rotational program involving more than 250 hours of training, mentoring and workshops. During her time at GE, Walsh held a number of roles working in talent and executive development, acquisition integration, HR business partner roles, labor relations and negotiations. 

Walsh holds her master's degree in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Illinois and is currently serving on the alumni board. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration in human resource management from Western Michigan University and recently served as the chair of the Young Alumni Advisory Board for the college of business.