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Johns Hopkins SAIS Names Executive Director of Executive Development Programs

The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) announces the appointment of Gordon S. Swartz as Executive Director of Executive Development Programs. He begins his new role on June 17.

Gordon S. Swartz

Gordon S. Swartz

Swartz is a hands-on leader with a strong track record of designing and launching successful executive education programs while building and managing strategic partnerships. Throughout his career, he has integrated teaching, research, and university leadership roles with substantial experience as a strategy consultant.
Among other positions, Swartz has served as dean of the Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University, as associate dean of executive education at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and as deputy dean of the London Business School MBA program. As an independent strategy consultant, Swartz has worked with numerous Fortune Global 100 businesses and private-equity-backed growth firms as well as education and social-enterprise non-profits.
“We are delighted that Gordon is bringing his deep experience in academic and corporate organizations to support our school’s mission of fostering the career growth and development of professionals and executives from industry, government, and non-governmental sectors,” said SAIS Dean James B. Steinberg. “His background as a forward-thinking leader committed to innovating engagements and partnerships will be a tremendous boost to our executive development programs.”
“I have a great deal of respect for SAIS’ impressive reputation for nurturing highly talented leaders,” said Swartz. “I look forward to the opportunity to work across SAIS and the broader Johns Hopkins University community to create new, market-relevant courses and programs that will enhance the school’s global impact in the executive education space.”
Swartz earned two bachelor’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one in political science and the other in nuclear engineering. He also received an MBA from Northeastern University and a doctorate in business administration from the Harvard Business School. 

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For more than eight decades, students have come to the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) to learn from renowned faculty and distinguished policy practitioners, build their professional networks, and gain hands-on work experience.
The school was founded in 1943 by Paul H. Nitze and Christian A. Herter, statesmen who sought to prepare the next generation of leaders to meet the complex challenges the U.S. and the world would face following World War II. A distinguished faculty of scholars and policy experts developed an innovative curriculum that emphasized international politics, economics, and foreign languages. That program, combined with skills training and experiential learning, helped prepare students to make a difference in government, civil society, and the private sector. In 1955, SAIS established a campus in Bologna, Italy, and in 1986 the school initiated one of the first Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China in Nanjing.
Today, SAIS carries on this tradition, preparing students for the emerging challenges of the 21st century. Johns Hopkins SAIS alumni number more than 20,000 graduates, a network of professionals working across the globe. From private-sector executives to entrepreneurs, leaders of nongovernmental organizations to ambassadors, and international media correspondents to energy consultants, SAIS alumni are defined by their innovative thinking, analytical approach, and policy expertise. They are leaders in their fields, lifelong students committed to the betterment of the world.
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Friday, June 7, 2024