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Executive Leadership Team

A. Morrison

Allen Morrison
Chief Executive Officer/Director General

Allen J. Morrison is the Chief Executive Officer and Director General of the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Dr. Morrison previously served as a senior advisor for global management education and executive education initiatives at Arizona State University. Before joining ASU in 2014, Morrison was Professor of Global Management and the holder of the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Chair for Responsible Leadership in the Maritime Industry at more


Chelsea Olson
Executive Director, Office of the CEO

As Executive Director for the Office of the CEO & Director General, Chelsea Olson supports the CEO in the development and pursuit of Thunderbird’s strategic initiatives while also managing the critical projects and operations of the more



Patrick McDermott
Chief Engagement Officer

Prior to joining Thunderbird’s Executive Team as Chief Engagement Officer, Patrick worked on a number of special projects for the President’s Office at Arizona State University based in ASU’s Washington Center, including the Transatlantic Higher Education Partnership and the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology.  Patrick returned to the US in 2014, after 13 years living and working in Ireland as Chief Executive Officer of the Dublin City University Educational Trust.  In this role, Patrick developed the university’s philanthropic foundation and alumni office. more


Dawn Feldman - Executive Leadership Team

Dawn Feldman
Executive Director + COO


Jay Thorne
Executive Director & Chief Marketing and Communications Officer


Bronwyn Beabeau
Executive Director, Business Operations


Joseph Carter
Associate Director General and Professor

Joseph Carter is the associate director general of the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. He is the Avnet Professor of Supply Chain Management at the W. P. Carey School of Business and is recognized as both a Certified Professional in Supply Management and a Certified Purchasing Manager by the Institute for Supply Management. His reputation as a scholar in the field of supply chain management is truly international, with his designation as the Institute for Supply Management Professor Emeritus at Arizona State more