Cathy Dunkin spearheads the Business Communications academic program at Olin Business School while maintaining an active role in advising Olin Women in Business, playing a leadership role in the MBA Roundtable Symposium and supplying expertise to public relations, crisis communications and marketing-advertising concerns and firms.
Before joining the Olin faculty in 2013, Dunkin founded and built a public relations firm, Standing Partnership, recognized for its positive employee culture, exceptional client results, and innovative leadership as a partner in the global Worldcom Public Relations Group. Cathy and her team at Standing were recognized nationally for creativity, company management and growth, and creating a “great place to work.” She previously held positions with Fortune 500 companies and global agencies in St. Louis, Chicago and Dallas. She is a graduate of University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Schoolwide efforts are among the threads weaved into the fabric of an Olin Business School MBA program ranked No. 4 in the world for women, according to a Financial Times analysis — placing it behind only Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley among U.S. universities, and China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong, but just ahead of Harvard.
Papa John’s should consider whether it needs a facelift and a new identity after its highly recognizable founder resigned amid continuing controversy. That’s the perspective of a public-relations expert, longtime practicing professional and leader in business communications at Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School.
Starbucks’ leadership’s response to date demonstrates a broader consideration of the full range of management functions and stakeholders critical to the company’s success, according to Catherine Dunkin, lecturer in management at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.