Executive Director for Executive Education
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
130 East Seneca Street, Suite 520
Ithaca, NY 14850
As Executive Director for Executive Education at the Johnson School at Cornell University, Devin is responsible for the design, development and strategy for the growth and success of non-degree executive education offerings including both customized and open-enrollment programs. This includes designing and delivering new and existing solution offerings, business development, global expansion, leading the non-degree executive education team, financial forecasting and formulating strategic plans for the business.
Prior to joining Johnson in February 2013, he served as a Project Director for Duke Corporate Education based in New York and previously London as part of the organization’s joint venture with the London School of Economics since 2008. Devin facilitated the design and development of customized executive education programs including client relationship management, program design and deliveries, business development, budget creation and implementation, supplier engagement, and overall project leadership. Devin has also served as a classroom facilitator on global programs focused on leadership, brand management and communications. Duke CE was ranked the world’s #1 provider of custom executive education, according to Financial Times for the tenth consecutive year in 2012. Duke CE has also been ranked #1 five consecutive times in BusinessWeek’s biennial survey (2003 to 2011).
With Duke CE, Devin worked globally on programs focused on leadership, innovation, marketing, strategy and development for clients including IBM, Google, Norwegian Shipowner’s Association, Honeywell, HSBC, Ingersoll Rand, and The Home Depot. He has worked in more than a dozen countries including the United States, China, Singapore, India, Germany, Norway, France, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Ecuador and the United Kingdom.
He is particularly interested in the leadership lessons that executives can learn from the sports environment. With this interest, Devin has written numerous “Business Lessons from Sports” articles for Forbes.com and The Globe and Mail newspaper (Canada) with his co-author, Karl Moore from McGill University.
Before taking the role of project director, Devin was a Program Manager at Duke CE, working from the company's Durham, NC, office for three years from 2005 to 2008. He was responsible for the design and development, planning, coordination, and successful execution of global client programs, serving as a liaison between clients, faculty, staff and suppliers to ensure a seamless delivery.
Before joining Duke CE, Devin worked in sports marketing as brand manager for Sof Sole, the leading brand of performance footwear accessories in the sport specialty market based in Raleigh, NC. At Sof Sole, Devin was responsible for marketing, public relations, advertising, e-marketing, product development and event sponsorship including new product launch events. Prior to this role, he served as Assistant Athletic Media Relations director at Merrimack College (MA) and Assistant Sports Information Director at the College of Charleston (SC) where he was responsible for public and press relations, game-day operations and event management. Devin has also worked as a sports reporter for WLFL-TV in Raleigh, NC.
Devin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Communications. Devin lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife, Celia; son, Cullen and daughter, Charlotte. He has dual citizenship between the Republic of Ireland and the United States. Outside of work, he is an avid golfer and traveler.