In this podcast episode, we delve into the world of leadership education, shedding light on the related opportunities at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Host Graham Richmond welcomes special guests, Professor Evelyn Williams and Georgetown McDonough MBA graduate Matt Gallo, who share their experiences and perspectives on leadership development in business school.
Professor Williams is the Academic Director for the Masters in Management Program (MIM) and teaches innovation, design-thinking, and leadership courses at Georgetown McDonough, where she earned the distinguished service award. Prior to joining McDonough as a Teaching Professor in the Management Group, Professor Williams taught design thinking, leadership, organizational behavior, and team development courses at several U.S. business schools. Before joining Stanford GSB’s faculty in 2006, Professor Williams was the Faculty Chair of the Leadership Effectiveness and Development program (LEAD) and a Clinical Associate Professor of Management at the Chicago Booth. Most recently, Professor Williams was the F.M. Kirby Chair and Associate Vice President of Leadership Development for Wake Forest University and in this university-wide role taught courses in the areas of leadership, developing high performance teams, and design-thinking for the College, the Business School, and Medical School. Prior to teaching full-time, Professor Williams spent over 15 years in a series of executive and leadership development positions within Fortune 500 firms.
Matt Gallo graduated from Georgetown McDonough with an MBA in 2021. While at Georgetown, he was co-president of the school’s Consulting Club. Matt now works in consulting at EY-Parthenon in Chicago, where he was recently promoted to a Director role in the Strategy group. Before business school, Matt was a founding member of an advertising agency in the Chicago area.
Tune in to explore the leadership training at Georgetown McDonough, including the “Leadership Communications” course, the transformative Executive Challenge, the invaluable contributions of Leadership Fellows and more.
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This episode was hosted by Graham Richmond and produced by Dennis Crowley. Thanks to all of you who’ve been joining us!