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Ms. McClave: Wharton's Associate Dean for Communications and Business Development

Kathleen McClave

Wharton School Dean Patrick Harker, has announced the appointment of Kathleen McClave to the newly created post of associate dean for Communications and Business Development.

The position was created to expand on the Wharton School's already successful efforts in global brand-building, corporate relations and the creation of new commercial revenue streams. Ms. McClave will help to coordinate efforts across administrative and academic departments--including research centers, Executive Education, Career Management and External Affairs--to maximize the School's potential in these critical areas.

"Ms. McClave brings a wealth of professional experience as well as an extensive working knowledge of the Wharton School to her new role. We are delighted that she will be providing leadership for this very significant new division," said Dean Harker.

For the last four years, Ms. McClave has been with Tillinghast-Towers Perrin, first as a managing consultant and later as a principal, serving as banking sector leader, marketing leader and distribution practice leader for North America. From 1996 to 1999, she was president and chief executive officer of Furash & Company, management and strategic consultants to the financial services industry.

A Wharton MBA graduate, Ms. McClave was appointed as managing director of Wharton's Financial Institutions Center with the charge of organizing an ongoing research capability into issues affecting the financial services industry under a $6.2 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in 1993. In her three years as managing director, Ms. McClave worked with Wharton faculty to establish the center's research agenda, recruit and manage industry boards of senior executives, and develop additional funding for research from the financial services industry. She continues to serve on the Financial Institutions Center board, and maintains a research appointment to the center.


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 19, January 28, 2003