Tulay Spicker is a M.A. Diplomacy and MBA graduate with diversified experience in diplomacy, international business, project management, data analysis. At the beginning of her career Tulay Spicker worked as a regional expert and analyst for the Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) in early 1990s during the dismemberment of the Soviet Union. She was actively involved in Turkey’s development and humanitarian assistance projects for the newly established countries of Central Asia and Caucasus in the fields of education, health, agricultural development, and capacity building.
During her tenure in TIKA, she has been awarded a scholarship by the European Union and attended the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC) representing Turkey. She was one of seven scholarship recipients of Turkish descent and one of 571 junior diplomats who became MEDAC alumni.
She continued her MBA in the United States. She worked for JPMorgan Chase BNY Mellon Global Corporate Trust Business Services as a Relationship Manager and currently she has been working as a Business Analyst for Cardinal Health, a Fortune 500 health care services company. She had demonstrated initiative and leadership skills by directing key projects such as the United Nations Day within Cardinal Health. She believes inclusion strategies and programs are an essential part of all corporations. She is an Ambassador of DE&I and actively involved piloting the DE&I Action Plan Tool. She is also part of PAC Advisory Committee in Cardinal Health. She is with Cardinal Health since 2007.
Throughout her career, she played major roles on mentoring and develop leadership qualities. She worked as a Program Coordinator at Global Urban Lab Istanbul at Rice University. She was actively involved from the planning stage to field services for this course. She was part of the fieldwork and original analyses of the study as a coordinator with the local government institutions, NGO(s) and private sector.
She was a guest speaker at 2015 Silk Road International Cultural Forum “Developing the Partnership and Co-consulting for Cultural Cooperation” in Moscow-Russian Federation. Additionally, Tulay was the
keynote Speaker at the 2018 Maritime Silk Road ECI International Business Innovation Festival held in Quanzhou, China.
Tulay Spicker is currently a Board Member/Treasurer of National Coalition of Turkish American Women Political Action Committee (NC-TAW PAC), a Board Member/Treasurer of Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) Houston Chapter, Archaeology Now.
Tulay and her husband Paul has been happily married for 25 years. She is also a proud mother of Aaron whom she learns from and gets her enthusiasm and her drive from every day.