Lynda M. Applegate is the Baker Foundation Professor at HBS and serves as the Chair of the Advisory Committee for Harvard University’s Masters of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies degrees in finance and management. She also plays a leading role in developing and delivering HBS Executive Education Programs for entrepreneurs and business owners. In addition to serving as the head of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit and chair of the HBS Owner Managed Executive Education Programs, Lynda has held a variety of leadership positions at HBS, including serving as Co-Chair of the MBA program, Chair of Field Based Learning and as a founding member of the HBS Technology Board. She has also held several Harvard University leadership positions, including serving as the Co-Chair of the Harvard Policy Group on Networked Government Services and the Harvard University Provost’s Technology Advisory Board. Prior to joining the HBS faculty, Lynda was on the faculty of the University of Michigan, University of Washington, and the University of Arizona. In addition to her academic positions, Lynda also held various leadership positions in the healthcare industry.
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