Nancy McGaw is Deputy Director of the Business and Society Program at the Aspen Institute and Director of the Center for Business Education. She leads research initiatives to uncover trends in corporate leadership and management education and oversees the Center’s programs including: Beyond Grey Pinstripes, an alternative ranking of business schools and global database; CasePlace.org, an online resource to help faculty and business practitioners integrate social, ethical and environmental issues into their teaching and research; and MBA student attitude research.
She also directs the First Movers Fellowship program, an innovation lab for exceptional business professionals who have demonstrated an ability and passion for imagining new products, services, and business models that achieve profitable business growth and lasting, positive social impacts. The Fellowship provides both a leadership development opportunity for the individual Fellows and an organizational development strategy for the Fellows’ companies. The vision is that nurturing a critical mass of innovators across companies and industries will help ensure that business lives up to its full potential as a vehicle for positive social change.
Ms. McGaw joined the Aspen Institute in 2000 from a career in corporate banking and international development. From 1997 to 1999 she was Director of Corporate Partnerships at The Synergos Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing effective sustainable solutions to global poverty. Previously, she was a Managing Director at the Bank of America where she managed a team of professionals specializing in credit analysis and structuring for multinational corporate clients. She has worked overseas in Japan and England. She has a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.A. from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.