Adding value to complex projects by applying strategic and practical resource management
Krist J. Walicky, MBA
Hi, my name is Krist J. Walicky and my purpose is to add value to significant complex projects and share the most practical information I have learned. My education includes an undergraduate degree in Economics and most recently an executive MBA (2021). My professional background includes working through various management positions in hospitality while in college and eventually making it to finance. There I learned some of the most important skills that have propelled me through my career and personal life.
I’ve had tremendous success as Director of Strategic Planning and now as a Director of Corporate projects for $7 billion national gaming and entertainment company over the past twenty years using clever applications from Microsoft. All of my skills can be traced to people who are much smarter than me and also exceedingly generous to share their knowledge.
I plan to share the best of what I have learned with intentions to help you have more confidence in your strategic approach to reporting, making your analyses more professional and to best showcase your overall project management skills.
The video below provides an overview of my background and experience that has provided the knowledge to make this website.
What I do
Boyd Gaming Corporation
Director Corporate Development Projects
(2020 – Present)
Property development and organization of companywide capital expenditure, specialized analytics and reports for senior management and the board of directors.
Director Strategic Planning and Development
(2011 – 2020)
Perform strategic planning analysis and create market feasibility studies regarding new business viability. Coordination with strategic partners and achieving targets and overall annual goals.
Director of Planning
(2006 – 2019)
Part of a development team that managed design and planning of multiple construction projects. Budget manager responsible for $150 million including pre-opening expenses, podium FFE for the property casino and restaurants. Developed property-wide staffing plan including key performance metrics by position. Administrator of Microsoft SharePoint website