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Poole College of Management

NC State Executive Education

Daniel McGurrin

Director, Executive Education

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Dan McGurrin is Director of Executive Education at NC State University. Dan consults with corporate leaders on the strategic development of their organizations and people.  His programs are uniquely designed for each client to achieve specific development needs or organizational change objectives, and use advanced learning methods and technology to support learning and the transfer of learning to affect change.  Prior to joining NCSU, he managed executive programs at UNC Kenan-Flagler, Boston University’s School of Management and Kelley Executive Partners at Indiana University.

Dan’s programs range from local executive development to global delivery of organization-wide leadership programs.  Topics cover change management, global organizational leadership, project leadership, virtual team management, managing innovation, matrix teams, and managing global enterprises.  His recent work includes processes to address the demographic shift in organizations (engaging the departing workforce and recruitment and retention of new employees). Current and past clients include Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Bayer, BCBSNC, BiogenIdec, Caterpillar, Continental Tire (Germany), Eastman Chemical, EDS, Eisai, ExxonMobil, France Telecom (France), General Motors, HP, IBM, JSOC, Lord, Matav (Hungary), Pfizer, PPD, PRA, Shenzen Govt (China), Sony Ericsson, and Syngenta.  

Dan previously worked at GlaxoWellcome Pharmaceuticals Inc. (now GlaxoSmithKline), where he was responsible for marketing research projects in the central nervous system therapeutic group.  He spent 18 months running an executive education organization in Budapest, Hungary, and taught business-to-business marketing to a Hungarian MBA class. Other international assignments included a consulting position at the Lek Ljubljana pharmaceutical company in Slovenia in 1994 and research on the economic transition in Russia during 1992.

Dan received a BA from the University of Richmond, an MBA from Indiana University in International Marketing, and a doctorate from NC State.  He was selected to participate in the Washington Campus Program at Georgetown University, focusing on business/government relationships. He has held a board position with the International University Consortium for Executive Education (UNICON), and memberships in the Academy of Management and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).