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Outstanding Alumni Awards

Kimberly Wagner ’85

Kimberly WagnerKimberly Wagner has an eye for business opportunities and demonstrated commitment to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She is a senior partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), an international strategy and general management consulting firm whose mission is to help corporations create and sustain a competitive advantage. Wagner is a senior member of BCG’s Operations, Global Advantage and Healthcare practices and primarily serves clients in the pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, agribusiness, and food/nutrition sectors.

Wagner and her husband, Stephen Osborn ’84, also own and operate Stoutridge Vineyard LLC, a vineyard, farm winery, and distillery in Marlboro, N.Y. Their “slow wine” approach results in wines with a natural haze and sensory complexity, and they minimize the winery’s environmental impact with a solar array that produces enough electricity to meet the winery’s needs.

Wagner has dedicated many hours serving as a volunteer and valued adviser for Cornell and CALS. She currently serves on the Cornell University Council and the Executive Committee of the Council’s Committee on Sustainability. She is a former member of the Life Sciences Advisory Board and the CALS Dean’s Advisory Council. Additionally, Wagner has served on the board of directors and as president of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County. She is a frequent campus visitor and has served on panels for both Entrepreneurship@Cornell and the Trustee Council Annual Meeting. Wagner and Osborn have hosted numerous Cornell related groups at Stoutridge.

Wagner also serves on several not-for-profit organizations with educational and/or agricultural missions, including the New York State Wine and Grape Foundation Board of Directors and the New York Farm Bureau.

Wagner earned a B.S. in biology from Cornell University in 1985, an M.S. in the physiology of reproduction and growth from Texas A&M University in 1987, and a Ph.D. in biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology from Harvard University in 1994. She and Osborn live in Marlboro, N.Y.