Bethany Andell

President, Savage Design Group
(Rice MBA '01)

Before there was a Facebook, MySpace, or even desktop computers, there was Bethany Andell, the original social networking conduit. The phrase “never met a stranger” was even coined by Bethany – and she receives monthly royalties on its use. The game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” is no longer relevant because it has been trumped by the easier “Two Degrees of Bethany Andell.” Go ahead, try it, she knows everyone. 

A card-carrying member of Extroverts Anonymous, Bethany works with clients to articulate their corporate purpose, tell their story and develop their brand to drive meaningful business success. Bethany is an alumna of The University of Arizona and received her MBA from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in 2001. She serves as past-president of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)-Houston, on the advisory board of Iberia Bank and on the Alumni Board of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.

As president of Savage, Bethany is responsible for keeping the company focused on its own purpose and vision, developing the Savage team, and building and maintaining relationships with clients such as Civeo, FlexSteel, FMC Technologies, Noble Energy, Oil States, Paragon Offshore, Tenaris and Weir Oil & Gas.