McDonough School of Business

Kenneth Sawka

Kenneth Sawka is an Associate Teaching Professor in the McDonough School of Business. His academic and professional interests center on competitive and business intelligence, competitive strategy, and leader succession practices. Ken possesses more than 30 years of professional experience at the confluence of business strategy, intelligence and national security, and organizational leadership development.  Ken has designed and led strategic planning, competitive war-gaming, and critical thinking-based leadership and decision-support engagements for public and private sector organizations around the world, and has been quoted on leadership, business strategy and intelligence in Fast Company,Investor’s Business DailyAmerican Banker, and other prominent journals.  He has also been featured on CNBC’s morning business talk show Squawk Box. Ken holds an EdD in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University, and an M.A. in International Relations with distinction and a B.S. in Political Science, cum laude, from The American University.  Ken lives in Alexandria, VA, is an avid cyclist, and enjoys spending time on Cape Cod with his family.