Kathleen McGahran, President of Pelham Associates, holds a Ph.D. in accounting and finance, a C.P.A. from the state of Michigan, and a JD from Fordham University’s School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
Kathleen serves as the Non-Executive Chair of the Board of Directors for Adams Express Company (ADX) and Petroleum and Resources Corporation (PEO), both companies are closed-end funds. She also serves on the Boards of SCOR Reinsurance Company of New York (P&C) and Scor Global Life Reinsurance U.S. (both companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of SCOR, Paris, France). Dr. McGahran is the Audit Committee chair for Scor U.S.
As an external professor of business administration at the Tuck School, she provides the finance and accounting training for the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) and for programs for Minority - and Women-Owned Businesses. She also teaches in the Executive MBA program at the Yale University School of Management.
In addition to her teaching, she has written and published several articles and cases on the use of accounting information. She has also co-authored a textbook entitled Accounting: A Management Approach with Gordon Shillinglaw.
She has taught at the graduate schools of business at Columbia University, The University of Michigan, Stanford University, New York University (Stern) and INSEAD in France.
Dr. McGahran has designed and implemented financial analyst training programs for Lazard Frères & Co., Ernst & Young, Bear Stearns, Sun-Trust Banks, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, C.E. Unterberg, Towbin, Bankers Trust, Dean Witter Reynolds, First Boston, JP Morgan, and Merrill Lynch.
She has also designed and implemented executive education programs for Columbia University, the Institute for Management Studies, SanofiAventis, Selective Insurance Group, Chubb Insurance, MassMutual, the Stern School of Business, 3M Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Eastman Kodak, Avon Products, General Electric Company, Am-Re Managers, Equitable Life, Travelers, Aetna Life Insurance, and the Financial Women’s Association.