Dwight Nathaniel Hutchins (’86)

Category: Awards | Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna

2023 Distinguished Alumnus Award Winner

Dwight Hutchins, senior partner and managing director at Boston Consulting Group, assists global organizations’ c-suite executives improve enterprise performance. Specifically focused on accelerating economic growth and enhancing customer engagement, Hutchins delivers lasting transformations by combining digital and tech advances with rapid leadership and organizational development.

Accompanying his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from UT’s Tickle College of Engineering, Hutchins holds an MBA in marketing and finance from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Prior to his current position, Hutchins directly built and led project teams that contributed to improving international trade, homeland security, healthcare access, and college financing as global managing director of Accenture’s health and public service strategy practice. The practice specifically focused on helping clients define their strategy, reorganize, and transform their operations to become high performing. Hutchins additionally built and led practices at Accenture that allowed the firm’s largest clients to improve their competitiveness and performance as Asia Pacific managing director of Accenture’s consumer strategy practice. He became a firm leader in ZBB, directing large, iconic programs, with a specialty in improving marketing and sales effectiveness.

Prior to his positions at Accenture, Hutchins consulted with McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company, focusing on marketing and operational strategies for Fortune 500 banks and products companies. He began his career as a manufacturing engineer at Procter & Gamble.

In May 2016, Hutchins was elected chairman of Singapore’s American Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors and was reelected for a record of four terms. Recently, Hutchins was appointed senior fellow and adjunct professor within the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

During the “Join the Journey to the Top 25” campaign, Hutchins made the first gift toward a fundraising goal of $1 million in the Tickle College of Engineering and gained agreement from then Chancellor Jimmy Cheek to match it. The Tickle College of Engineering went on to exceed that goal during the campaign and his giving awakened many donors to give to the Engineering Diversity Program, which was re-named the Dwight Hutchins Engineering Diversity Program ahead of its 50th anniversary. Hutchins also served on the “It Takes a Volunteer” campaign committee for the Tickle College of Engineering.