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

Clare McGrory
Clare McGrory (seated, left)

VILLANOVA, Pa. – 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.

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s five colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.