BusinessWeek Names McDonough School Professor Jeneanne Rae One of the "Best Leaders of 2005"

December 12, 2005

Cynthia S. Shaw
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BusinessWeek Names McDonough School Professor Jeneanne Rae One of the "Best Leaders of 2005"

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- BusinessWeek magazine has named Adjunct Lecturer Jeneanne Rae one of the "Best Leaders of 2005."

BusinessWeek named Rae as an "Innovation Coach," or someone who helps executives realize their strengths and think creatively. The article notes, "Rae is the innovation champion's champion. As a co-founder and chief innovation officer at Peer Insight, a top innovation consultant for service firms, she works as an adviser to top-level innovation advocates within companies."

Professor Rae teaches "Developing New Products and Services," which helps the student develop a practical managerial approach to new product and service development for a variety of business situations. In her work at Peer Insight, she has a track record of delivering millions of dollars in revenue and profit growth for global corporations. Her career in new product development and innovation has spanned a dozen years, including seven years as a Principal and senior management team member of IDEO, the world's leading design firm and innovation consultant.

Rae has previously been recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the "Magnificent Seven" gurus of innovation. She earned her MBA at the Harvard Business School and has a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

About the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business
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About Georgetown University
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