01 Mar 2016

Takes One to Know One

New alumna to lead External Relations
Re: Ralph James (MBA 1982)


(photo by Susan Young)

Janet Cahill (AMP 189, 2015), who was previously managing director of HBS External Relations and The Harvard Business School Campaign, has been named the new executive director of External Relations. Ralph James (MBA 1982), who has held that role since 2010, has assumed a new role as Strategic Advisor, External Relations.

Cahill is responsible for managing all aspects of the School’s alumni relations, development, and alumni marketing and communications activities in support of the more than 80,000 alumni globally. She takes on this role as the School has raised close to $900 million and energized alumni at 22 Campaign events worldwide. Publicly launched in April 2014, The Campaign is part of The Harvard Campaign, which concludes in 2018.

“The HBS community is nothing short of remarkable,” says Cahill, “and I am honored to lead the External Relations team in supporting and enabling our alumni and the School to continue making a difference in the world.”

Cahill previously headed Alumni Marketing and Communications and Alumni Clubs and Associations within External Relations. She has worked with many nonprofit organizations over the years, and earlier in her career was a sales and marketing executive at companies ranging from NeXT Computer to IBM.

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