Eileen Wixted

Learning & Development
Philadelphia, PA

Eileen joined Touchdown Ventures in April 2021.

Prior to Touchdown Ventures, Eileen spent 9+ years in the continued learning industry, most notably at Wharton Executive Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout her career, she has successfully managed 150+ global educational programs in more than 20 countries on 6 continents with responsibilities leading all related strategic program functions, including program development, design, execution and ongoing maintenance, relationship management, staff mentorship, and process optimization.

Eileen graduated from the Catholic University of America with a BA in History, where she played field hockey and took several service trips including New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina relief and Belize to build a school. While studying abroad in Leuven, Belgium, she interned at the European Parliament as the lead ‘stagiaire’ for an Irish MEP representing Connacht and Ulster.

Outside of work, Eileen is an avid traveler and her goal is to visit all 63 (29 done so far) National Parks in the USA.

Favorite Restaurant With A View

Nepenthe, Big Sur

Favorite Hotel

The Ahwahnee, Yosemite National Park

Favorite Sports Moment

Being at the 2009 Alabama football game where Terrance Cody used all of his 6-foot-5, 354-pound frame to break through Tennessee’s offensive line and swat down a game-winning field goal attempt with four seconds to play, preserving the Tide’s 12-10 lead. It was more than just a significant play or crazy ending to a thrilling victory. Mount Cody’s “Rocky Block” kept Alabama at No. 1, kept it unbeaten, and more importantly, kept the Crimson Tide in the hunt for the National Championship that they won for the first time since 1992. Roll Tide.