Gattis named faculty director of Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program

August 18, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Lou Gattis, clinical professor of finance and faculty director of the Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program, has been named faculty director of Smeal’s Philadelphia-based Executive MBA Program.

The faculty director is responsible for academic aspects of the program, including curriculum, concentrations, global immersions and more.

A longtime faculty member, Gattis joined Smeal in 2004 after a 15-year career in corporate finance and investment management. He obtained doctorate and master’s degrees in economics from George Mason University. He earned a master of business administration degree from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Penn State.

About the Smeal Executive MBA Program

The Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program provides working professionals with the learning, connections, resources, and experiences to accelerate their careers. The 21-month program features personalized executive coaching, intensive communication training, a weeklong international residency experience, and coursework focused on the unique challenges of the students’ firms. Classes are held on alternating weekends at the Chubb Conference Center in suburban Philadelphia. Learn more at

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Last Updated August 18, 2016