19 Jun 2008

Harvard Business School Names Brian Kenny Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Brian Kenny, Chief Marketing
and Communications Officer
Photo: Evgenia Eliseeva

BOSTON — Harvard Business School (HBS) has announced that Brian C. Kenny has joined the School in the newly created role of Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. He brings nearly twenty years of experience in planning, program management, brand development, and corporate communications to his new position at HBS. As CMCO, he will focus on the planning and implementation of all the School's marketing, communications, and public relations efforts around the world.

Kenny has held senior marketing positions in several global institutions spanning a number of industry sectors. Most recently he was Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Northeastern University, where he engineered a branding and marketing program to help propel the university into the top 100 nationwide. Previously he oversaw global marketing for The Monitor Group, a management consultancy, and led North American marketing for Genuity, a $2 billion Internet company. In addition, he has held marketing leadership positions at various other organizations, including Arthur D. Little and Boston University.

"Brian is a seasoned and skilled professional, with extensive knowledge and experience in all facets of communications," said Dean Jay Light. "He will help us explain to the world why Harvard Business School holds such a unique and influential place in management and leadership education. As we celebrate our Centennial, there is no better time to add him to our ranks, and we know that he will bring great value to the entire HBS community."

"I am delighted to be joining this community of scholars, students, and alumni who have been central to the creation and proliferation of innovative management practices and principles around the world," said Kenny. "I cannot conceive of a more exciting professional opportunity than to lead the effort to further enhance the Harvard Business School's outstanding reputation for educating leaders who make a difference."

About Harvard Business School

Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 250 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and PhD degrees, as well as more than 175 Executive Education programs, and Harvard Business School Online, the School’s digital learning platform. For more than a century, faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching, to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. The School and its curriculum attract the boldest thinkers and the most collaborative learners who will go on to shape the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.