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Speaker Bio - McNamee


									                                        Speaker Bio – David McNamee

Executive Highlights: Professor David McNamee is the Chair of the Undergraduate Business Programs
and Director of the Marylhurst University Center for Servant Leadership in Marylhurst, Oregon. He is an
educator, executive-level consultant, leadership expert, business owner, and manager with documented
success in public, private, domestic, and international sectors. His background includes extensive
experience in transformational leadership consulting, organizational assessment and development,
strategic planning, continuous improvement, and problem solving. He is a member of the Board of
Directors for Global Envision (, a part of Mercy Corps International, where he
helps lead a global dialogue at the confluence globalization and poverty. He is a member of the Board of
Directors for the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education ( which
provides specialized accreditation for more than 200 universities and colleges around the world. He co-
Chairs the IACBE’s Strategic Planning Committee and is an officer for IACBE’s Pacific Northwest Region.
At Marylhurst he Chairs the Global Society Committee and recently Chaired the Global Vision Task Force
to set University strategic direction for the next several decades. He is the faculty President of Sigma
Beta Delta (, a national honor society for students in business, management,
and administration. His education includes a Ph.D. (ABD) in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University,
a Master of Social Science in International Relations from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Arts in
Communications from the University of Portland. His areas of academic and consulting research and
writing focus on Transformational Leadership, with a particular passion for servant-leadership. He is a
graduate of the U.S. Air Force’s Command and Staff College and served with distinction as a senior
intelligence systems officer and group commander over a 20-year career that saw service spanning both
Vietnam and Desert Storm. His hobbies include sailing and winemaking, triathlons, blue-grass and Celtic
guitar and banjo. He and his wife Lynne, herself a distinguished senior intelligence officer with the U.S.
Air Force Reserve, have been married 28 years and are the proud parents of two boys, Christopher and

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