McNamara Named Executive Director of Career Management Center

Read McNamara has been appointed Executive Director of the Career Management Center for the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

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May 17, 2010

Read McNamara, a seasoned executive who has held senior positions with such Fortune 500 companies as Gillette, Pillsbury, ConAgra, Revlon and Bausch + Lomb, has been appointed Executive Director of the Career Management Center for the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

McNamara has lived and worked extensively in Latin America and Asia, speaks fluent Spanish and is conversant in Portuguese. He earned his MBA at Wharton, an MS in Latin American Studies from Vanderbilt and a BA from Colgate, where he has worked closely with their career management center as an alumnus.

“We are pleased to hire Read in this critical role for Owen,” says Jim Bradford, Dean of the Owen School. “With a wealth of connections, global experience and unparalleled sales skills, he can undoubtedly help us open doors and build our recruiter base in the U.S and abroad.

“We also look forward to his role as a mentor and advisor to our students as he helps them match their goals and talents with the needs of business.”

McNamara succeeds Joyce Rothenberg, who led the Career Management Center for the past three-and-one-half years. Rothenberg is leaving the Owen School to relocate to New York with her family. "Joyce has helped strengthen this department in many ways and is leaving a stable team and firm foundation on which her successor can build," says Bradford.

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management is ranked as a top institution by BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times and Forbes. For more information about Owen, visit www.owen.vanderbilt.edu.