Kristie McGowan Elected to Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Kristie McGowan, director of the Global Luxury and Management dual degree graduate program at the North Carolina State University Poole College of Management, has been elected to the board of directors of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (IACC). The election was held during the board’s annual membership meeting in New York City in April 2018.
“It is an honor to be elected to the board of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce,” McGowan said. “The IACC is an important partner for our unique luxury graduate program, allowing us to share our talents, connect with Italian premium and luxury brands and provide meaningful connections between academia and industry. The IACC also allows us to better support our students through their J-1 Visitor Exchange program and extensive luxury network.”
McGowan’s appointment provides a second connection between the IACC and the Global Luxury and Management program, as IACC board chairman Alberto Milani is also chair of the Global Luxury and Management Industry Advisory Board.
“As a member of the IACC board of directors, Kristie will help to strengthen the exchange of information about industry needs and opportunities for our members to participate in the professional development of the next generation of leaders for the global luxury market,” said Alberto Milani, Italy-America Chamber of Commerce president and senior advisor for the Richline Group’s luxury division.
The Global Luxury and Management dual degree master’s program, offered jointly with Skema Business School in Paris, prepares students for careers in the global premium and luxury industries – across all three luxury sectors: personal, experiential and transportation. Students complete their fall semester at the NC State Poole College of Management in Raleigh, N.C., and their spring semester at the Skema Business School in Paris, France. Study tours in New York City and Paris, visits to luxury companies, corporate presentations and consulting projects, and a growth venture entrepreneurship course taught in the clinical learning model provide knowledge and experiences that prepare students for careers in the luxury marketplace.