Brian Jennings is the new associate dean of executive education.
Published on: 10-26-2010
Brian Jennings recently joined Georgia Tech College of Management as associate dean of executive education. Prior to his appointment at Georgia Tech, he held dual roles at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania – as senior director at the Aresty Institute of Executive Education and as managing director of Mack Center of Technological Innovation.
In his new role at Georgia Tech, Jennings has overall responsibility for the College of Management's Huang Executive Education Center, which offers two executive MBA programs (the Executive MBA in Management of Technology and the Global Executive MBA), as well as a portfolio of non-degree custom and open-enrollment offerings.
"Georgia Tech College of Management has demonstrated remarkable momentum in recent years, and I'm excited to join such a dedicated team," Jennings says. "Our goal is to establish Georgia Tech as a magnet for executive development throughout the Southeast and beyond. Many companies already know that Georgia Tech is the go-to destination for developing their high-potential employees. We're focusing on building even more of these corporate partnerships and be a solution for our clients’ talent development needs."
Sri Narasimhan, acting dean of the College of Management, says, "Brian brings a wealth of experience from Wharton and his previous consulting career. His many accomplishments include growing Wharton's custom programs from $2 million to over $10 million in the technology and manufacturing sector in under five years. He also worked closely with Wharton faculty to align thought leadership and research interests with potential partners, particularly in industries where technological innovation is a driving force. We know that Brian will be a wonderful asset to our College as we continue to build strong relationships with companies and develop the programs that meet their needs."
Before moving to academia, Jennings had an extensive career in the technology consulting industry, spending 18 years in client-facing and business development roles at global firms such as Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM. He holds an MBA (with a concentration in finance) from Villanova University and a BS in accounting from the University of Kentucky. He is a certified public accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.