Sally Blount is the President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, one of the largest private human service providers in the Midwest. With an operating budget of just under $200 million, Charities serves nearly 400,000 people annually across a variety of programs. She is also the Michael L. Nemmers Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she is also a proud alumna and former dean. An internationally recognized thought leader in management and business education, Blount is a highly rated professor and sought-after speaker on leadership development, board governance and organizational transformation. A prolific writer, she is internationally recognized as a thought leader in management and negotiation. Her academic research and unique, risk-taking perspective on business have been featured in prestigious academic journals and leading business media.
From 2010-2018, Blount served as dean at the Kellogg School of Management. Prior to that, from 2004-2010, she served as dean of the New York University’s undergraduate College of Business and vice dean of the Stern School of Business.
Blount sits on the board of Abbott Laboratories and the Economic Club of Chicago. Blount holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Engineering Systems and Economic Policy from Princeton University.