Alumna Profile: Amy Wagner (MBA ’89, BA ’87)
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Global Communications
Burger King Holdings, Inc.
As part of the third freshman class at Florida International University (FIU), Amy Wagner (MBA ’89, BA ’87), senior vice president, investor relations and global communications, Burger King Holdings, Inc., remembers when the campus included five buildings. But the opportunities were always there for growth.
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Attending a new university and starting its first sorority prepared her to take on the challenge two-and-a-half years ago when she joined Burger King’s executive team to help take the company public—another chance to “be part of something brand new and see it grow over time.”
Having discovered as an undergraduate focusing on public affairs that “finance was my internal calling,” she advises others to “always keep your eyes open.”
Being open to something new was true for her when she was asked to add public relations to her responsibilities at Burger King, an unexpected offer.
“You never know where life will take you,” she said. “Take advantage of the opportunities. You may surprise yourself.”