Advisory Board Biography

Victoria Husted Medvec, Ph.D.
Victoria Husted Medvec, Ph.D. Professor – Northwestern University Executive Director Center for Executive Women Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University

Executive consultant, professor, researcher and business leader are just few of the titles that have distinguished Victoria Medvec’s career and commitment to management development and organizational leadership. Through affiliations with leading universities and extensive contact with senior executives of Fortune 500 corporations, Medvec is recognized as a pioneer in the art of strategic negotiations and executive decision-making.

Medvec has earned numerous awards for teaching excellence in her current role as the Adeline Barry Davee Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and in previous faculty positions at Cornell University. She advises executives from some of the world’s leading corporations on the broad organizational implications resulting from mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic realignments.

Medvec’s primary research has focused on how people feel about the decisions they make and how negotiators can manage the other side’s emotional reactions. Her work has been published in leading academic journals and highlighted in major media outlets, including Psychological Review, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organization Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Today Show.

Medvec was one of the original founders of the Center for Executive Women at Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University, and has served as the Executive Director since 2001. The Center has captured national attention for its efforts to change the face of corporate leadership by having more women lead and serve on boards of Fortune 1000 companies. Medvec is a member of the Board of Directors for Guaranty Financial Corp.

Medvec holds a BA from Bucknell University and a PhD in Psychology from Cornell University.