Devin Bigoness

Devin Bigoness

Cornell University

Cornell University

As Executive Director for Custom Programs at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Devin is responsible for the design, development and strategy for the growth and success of non-degree customized executive education offerings. Devin works across the 3 schools of the College including The Hotel School, the Johnson Graduate School and the Dyson School in growing the scope of the business in Executive Education.

Devin also plays a leadership role in the formation and operations of Cornell Executive Education, which is the unit that operates across Cornell University including the College of Business, eCornell, Cornell Tech and the ILR School to offer education solutions for organizational clients. He leads a global team that includes operations in Ithaca and the new Cornell Tech campus in NYC in addition to a team member who helps to grow the South America business.

Previously, Devin served as Executive Director for Executive Education at Cornell, as Project Director for Duke Corporate Education (CE) in New York and London, and as Program Manager at Duke CE, Durham, NC.

Before joining Duke CE and the start of his executive education career, Devin worked in sports marketing as brand manager, media relations and information director for schools and sports manufacturing companies.

He is particularly interested in the leadership lessons that executives can learn from the sports environment. With this interest, Devin has written numerous “Business Lessons from Sports” articles for Forbes.com and The Globe and Mail newspaper (Canada) with his co-author, Karl Moore from McGill University.

Devin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Communications. Devin lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife, Celia; son, Cullen and daughter, Charlotte. He has dual citizenship between the Republic of Ireland and the United States. Outside of work, he is an avid golfer and traveler.

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