Alumni Profile: Meredith Henry
Meredith Henry’s work has taken her inside the golden arch to partner with executives at McDonald’s Corporation, as well as many other global brands and organizations.
As a managing director at CRA, Inc. in Philadelphia, the 2003 Alma College alumna consults Fortune 500 organizations to improve their internal communication infrastructure. She introduces an organization’s strategy, implements technology solutions and creates business alignment around the world.
Henry, who studied organizational communication, credits her Alma education with teaching her how to implement theory and navigate relationships, introduce change and manage meaning inside organizations.
“A communication degree from Alma opens the door to endless possibilities and industries,” she says. “You’re at an advantage no matter what profession you choose. More than anything, Alma teaches you how to think—think critically and think big!”
Henry says she also credits Alma for enabling her to ask tough questions and pursue her passion.
“Mollie Smith ’07 signed on as an intern after graduation, and she was a tremendous asset,” she says. “Partnering with her reminded me of the unique dedication and focus that Alma develops in its students.”