GMAC President and CEO Dave Wilson joins Business School Council

March 01, 2012

Dave Wilson, president and CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council, is the newest member of the Business School Council, the primary advisory board of the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

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Dave Wilson

GMAC is a $100 million enterprise best recognized as the owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test, presently used by approximately 5,100 business school programs around the world. Wilson has served as president and CEO since 1995.

“Dave Wilson knows more about MBA education than just about anybody on the planet,” said Ira Solomon, dean of the Freeman School. “I’m delighted that he’s agreed to join us as a member of the Business School Council.”

Wilson earned his undergraduate degree from Queen’s University in Canada, his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and his doctorate from the University of Illinois. Prior to assuming his current position, Wilson served as managing partner and national director for professional development at Ernst & Young. From 1968 to 1978, he held faculty positions at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was awarded tenure, and at the Harvard Business School. He has published dozens of books, articles, texts, cases and monographs, and he is a chartered accountant in Canada and a certified public accountant in the United States. In 1993, the Province of Ontario honored him as a Fellow Chartered Accountant for his contribution to the profession and the community.

Wilson currently serves as executive chairman of the British North-American Committee and is a director of the Atlantic Council. He serves on the boards of two public companies, Barnes & Noble Inc. and CoreSite Realty Corp.