- Category: Notable Alumni
- Number of years working in your current industry: 25
- Undergrad degree/university: B.A., Professional Communication, Minor Business Management, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
Alverno College – 1993
Amber Burke is an Alverno College graduate with a BA in communication and a business management minor, who leads the marketing and business development efforts at Pewaukee-based IBC Engineering Services, Inc.
At Alverno, she was a charter member of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a co-ed business fraternity focused on sales, marketing and management. In addition, she studied abroad in the Soviet Union, gaining insight and a global perspective.
According to Burke, becoming an Alverno alumna exemplifies the lifelong learner principal, demonstrating that leadership goes far beyond a job.
“At Alverno, educational focus is on ‘eight abilities’ which are aimed at not just academic development, but also social, community and global engagement. These abilities highlight problem solving, decision making, interaction and other skills which are the basis for sound leadership,” she said. “My education has prepared me for the job I have today and inspired me to help others achieve success through the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) and go above and beyond to help IBC be as successful as it can be. … Alverno has given me the specialized knowledge and the skills needed to stay relevant, compete and thrive in a changing world.”