As a "corporate startup" expert, Carol has a strong track record in building start-up departments niched in major corporations in telecommunications and health care.
Carol Bodge is a global marketing and business development leader turned health care entrepreneur known for delivering results. Her track record using strategy and marketing to build organizations spans both
Fortune 50 and mid-cap telecommunications corporations and the largest for-profit hospital corporation. In 2009 she purchased the North Texas franchise rights to the first national urgent care concept in the US which she successfully built to be sold in October 2013 to NextCare, LLC. Currently she is CEO of iCare Providers, Inc. a healthcare consultant company focusing on urgent care.
Carol has served as CEO of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and as Vice President-Strategic Development at HCA’s Medical City Dallas Hospital. She was a 20-year career telecommunications executive, serving the last ten years in international executive roles as Vice President-International Operations at IXC Communications, Regional Managing Director of Consumer Markets and Carrier Services at AT&T International Caribbean and Latin America Region, and as Managing Director of AT&T Mexico. She also held the Vice President-Marketing for Emerging Service Providers position at Nortel Networks.
Carol received her MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and her Bachelor of Science at Texas Tech University. She completed additional graduate business study at the London Business School and the University of California-Berkeley.
She serves on the Associate Board of Directors of the Cox School of Business at SMU, served as 2008 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and is a Founding Director and Vice President Board of Directors of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She has been tapped for the Executive Women’s Roundtable, served as Co-Chairman of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2006 Light the Night Walk and selected for the Leadership America Class of 1997. Ms. Ansley mentors MBA students at the Cox School and does public speaking on leadership, doing business internationally, and transitioning from corporate to entrepreneurship.