Adjunct Professor of Business Administration
Professor Jack McGuire teaches crisis management at the Tuck School. He is an expert in public policy and management. His current research focuses on strategic planning in healthcare and change in change-resistant organizations.
Prior to joining the Tuck faculty in 2008, Professor McGuire was President and CEO of the American Red Cross, leading efforts in the response to Hurricane Katrina. He previously served in senior executive positions in major U.S. and European corporations including Johnson & Johnson and E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, as well as smaller biotech early-stage companies.
He has been a member of the advisory boards of LEK Consulting (a business strategy consulting firm) and Insigniam Performance (a consulting firm specializing in culture change and performance management). Much of his career has involved managing organizational transitions and culture change.
In 2000, Professor McGuire received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Blood Banks. A graduate of Iona College with a BS in chemistry, he completed his graduate studies with an MBA from Harvard University. He has prior teaching experience in the business programs at Babson College and Boston College. He also served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps.
Successful management of crises can precent them from becoming disasters. This requires appropriate planning prior to a crisis event, rapid response, clear and frequent communications with constituents, and an organizational culture conducive to operating in unpredictable, highly critical, and often urgent environments.
– John F. McGuire