Meet the Tauber Institute: 2023 Second-Half New Hires

Ann Arbor, MI – The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is evolving, and a few new faces come with that. Tauber is proud to introduce the new team members hired after July of 2023, committed to continuing the success of the Institute. 

Mary Crosby, Associate Director for Industry Partnerships

Mary comes to the Tauber Institute with a multi-disciplinary background across global operations, including purchasing and global quality supply chain management, information systems consulting, project management, as well as entrepreneurial endeavors. Her previous experience includes working at Fiat-Chrysler (now Stellantis), including leading a $2B North American purchasing team & extensive large-scale programs, team management, managing global and local suppliers, and developing business process improvements.

During Mary's decades in the automotive industry, she has held several certifications, including the American Society for Quality Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) and the Institute of Supply Chain Management Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).

Mary is a proud Wolverine, earning her B.S. in Electrical Engineering and M.B.A. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Christina Robert, Marketing and Communications Associate

Christina comes to the Tauber Institute with 10 years of marketing experience, including roles at Crain Communications, Thomson Reuters, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. She specializes in content creation and idea generation, including social media, blogs, white papers, case studies, and webinar production. Christina works part-time alongside Marketing Manager Theresa Ceccarelli, allowing her time to raise her loves: her two sons and two rescue dogs.

Christina is a Wolverine, getting her Bachelor of Arts in Communications at the University of Michigan. She also enjoys running and traveling, combining the two whenever she can. 

Bethany Williston, Tauber Student Project and Experience Manager

Bethany provides functional coordination and support for Tauber curricular and co-curricular programming and hosts events for the Tauber Community. Before this position, Bethany worked at the School of Kinesiology, updating student records, coordinating test accommodations, managing student workers, and supporting social events. She has also worked as a customer service manager and greatly values the importance of communication.

Bethany earned her undergraduate degree in History from Yale University. She has graduate degrees from the School of Public Health and the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan. She is a Registered Dietitian and a swim coach. Bethany and her husband have three children. When not working or spending time with her family, Bethany enjoys swimming, quilting, reading, and deciphering cryptogram puzzles. 

Congratulations to the new Tauber team members. They are joining a very talented group of individuals working towards the continued success of the institute as we look forward to the future. 

Learn more about the Tauber Institute for Global Operations and view the full profiles of all Tauber staff members here