Congratulations to Sarah Waters, vice president, business intelligence at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. She was named one of Utah Business’ 2018 Forty Under 40 honorees.
“I was an engineering major when I entered college, and quickly switched to business after starting a job with the local minor league hockey team. I had a mentor who gave me a tremendous amount of exposure and opportunities to learn how a business works and I was hooked,” says Sarah Waters. That path led to her heading up sponsorship campaigns and partnerships for the NBA Hornets and Clippers.
More recently, Waters launched the business intelligence team for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, where she oversees all fundraising and reporting data for more than 170 hospitals, hundreds of corporate and media partnerships, and countless awareness-related analytics.
Analytics helps the organization make better-informed strategic decisions, says Waters, and raise more money for the member hospitals and the children they serve. In fact, CMN Hospitals annual fundraising grew from $240 million in 2007, when Waters joined the organization, to $400 million today.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: “I have a passion for women and girl-related initiatives,” says Waters. She has served on the board of Girl Scouts of Utah and is a member and volunteer of the Junior League of Salt Lake City, which focuses on initiatives to support and empower women in the community.