DEAN / Kellogg School of Management
Michael L. Nemmers Professor of Management & Organizations
Sally Blount is an internationally recognized thought leader in management and negotiation, as well as a high impact executive, simultaneously leading a top 10 global business school and serving on a Fortune 200 Board of Directors. Dynamic, decisive, strategic and savvy, Sally Blount is a rare combination – a big thinker and an effective operator.
Blount was named dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2010. In her first year, she led Kellogg to map out a bold seven-year plan for transforming the school by: restructuring administrative operations, strengthening its degree portfolio, investing in path-breaking thought leadership, deepening global connectivity, and leveraging Kellogg's distinctive culture.
Since launching the plan, the team has made significant progress under Blount’s leadership – repeatedly breaking fundraising records with the school's $350 million Transforming Together campaign; constructing a 415,000-square-foot, lakefront, state-of-the-art education center; expanding Kellogg's premier Executive MBA Global Network and enhancing Kellogg’s international standing.