Villanova School of Business Alumna Included on Distinguished List of Women Leaders

Meyer Award

Villanova, PA, December 13, 2012 – Clare McGrory ’97 VSB, ’08 EMBA was named one of Philadelphia’s Most Powerful and Influential Women in 2012 by the Pennsylvania Diversity Council. The annual list is comprised of an elite group of women who have displayed outstanding leadership, professional excellence and a commitment to the community.

McGrory formally received this honor at the 2012 Philadelphia Diversity & Leadership Conference. The event featured a keynote speech by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, as well as breakout sessions and panel discussions.

McGrory, Vice President of Finance for Retail Marketing at Sunoco, Inc., was previously responsible for the company’s investor relations program. She has held various positions in finance and accounting during her career. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia and as a liaison for Sunoco’s partnership with City Year in Philadelphia, serving as a mentor and coordinating professional development activities.

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) is ranked #13 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to six Centers of Excellence (Center for Business Analytics, Center for Global Leadership, Center for Marketing & Public Policy Research, Center for the Study of Church Management, the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, and the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Center) with each center designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and teaching opportunities for business faculty. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business.

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