McDonough School Names New Communications Chief

January 09, 2009 chris-kormis2

WASHINGTON, DC. - Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business Dean George Daly today announced the appointment of Chris M. Kormis as the school's new Associate Dean for Marketing and Communications.

Kormis will lead, develop, and implement strategic marketing and communications efforts that will advance the McDonough School of Business. She will serve as the primary spokesperson, after the Dean, to all external audiences, and will direct communications strategies to promote the school as well as raise its visibility among the news media, key stakeholders, and alumni.

"Ms. Kormis brings to the table a proven ability that will enable her to champion the many programs and goals of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business," said Daly. "An integrated communications strategy under her direction will help drive us forward to fulfill our aspirations, and I am pleased she will be joining our team."

Kormis previously served at The George Washington University as Assistant Vice President for University Relations, winning numerous awards. In 2001, she was tapped to lead the University Relations team as executive director, where she launched the GW News Center Web site, implemented new crisis communications measures, and enhanced university publications including GW Magazine, ByGeorge!, and the Guide to GW. Kormis also served as chair of GW's Internal Communications Committee and as a member of the International Programs Advisory Council, the Continuity of Operations Steering Committee, Commencement Planning Committee, and the Committee for Campus Safety, Security, and Violence Prevention, among others.

"This is an exciting time to be joining Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business," said Kormis. "The school is well known both nationally and internationally for its innovative programs, distinguished faculty, and motivated students. Its forward momentum is even more palpable as it prepares to move into a world-class new building. I am looking forward to working with Dean Daly on his continued efforts and initiatives on behalf of the school and its students."

About Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business

Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located in the nation's capital. Founded in 1957 to educate undergraduate business students through the integration of liberal arts and professional education, the McDonough School today welcomes approximately 1,300 undergraduates, 800 MBA students, and more than 500 participants in its executive education programs annually. Please visit