Other Appointments

From the Fall 2009 edition of Vanderbilt Business

Jim Bradford, Dean and Ralph Owen Professor of Management, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the association of leading graduate business schools worldwide.
William (Bill) Frist, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, has been named University Distinguished Professor in Health Care. At Owen he is leading a first-of-its-kind academic experience for Health Care MBA students, having created a unique class that combines business students with fourth-year medical students to examine the financing, delivery and quality of health care.
Chad Holliday, a nationally renowned business leader who has been championing the business case for sustainable development and corporate responsibility, has been named Executive in Residence. Holliday serves on the boards of directors at DuPont (Chairman) and Deere & Co., and has led numerous collaborations focused on harnessing business for social good.
Dawn Iacobucci, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Marketing, has been named Associate Dean for Faculty Development. In this role she is responsible for all faculty evaluation, promotion and tenure recommendations and collaborates with directors of the school’s degree programs on curriculum development.
Brian McCann has been named Visiting Lecturer in Strategy after serving as Adjunct Professor of Management at Owen since 2005. His areas of expertise span strategic management and entrepreneurship. He is the co-author (with Luke Froeb, William C. Oehmig Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise) of the leading textbook Managerial Economics: A Problem-Solving Approach.
David Owens, Clinical Professor of Business Strategy and Innovation, has been named Faculty Director of the Vanderbilt Executive Development Institute. In this role Owens oversees the curriculum for and delivery of all nondegree professional development offerings and works to expand Owen’s portfolio of programs in key industry sectors such as health care, law and sustainability.
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