Welch College of Business Names Anthony Macari as Director of Welch MBA Program

News Story: January 17, 2013

The John F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University has appointed Anthony D. Macari as the new director of its MBA program.  Professor Macari has been with Sacred Heart since 2008 as a clinical assistant professor of finance and had previously been director of its Stamford campus.

The resident of New Canaan, Connecticut, has extensive academic and professional experience. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties at Sacred Heart, he was a cofounder and partner in Carlyle Brands Consulting, where his clients included Lehman Brothers, SchoolNet and Cardean University. He was also a director of strategy and assistant dean for business and legal studies at New York University. At Fortune Brands in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, he was director of business development and of planning and forecasts.

An instructor of accounting and finance at several colleges and universities, he is an alumnus of the University of Connecticut, where he earned his bachelor’s in English and his MBA. In 1995, he completed his J.D. at the Pace University School of Law.
“With plans advancing for a whole new approach to the Welch MBA this fall and executive training programs on the table, we are pleased to have Tony on board,” said Dean John Petillo. “His experience as a teaching faculty member coupled with his background in executive education and corporate training at New York University will be valuable assets to the growth of our programs.” 

The John F. Welch College of Business is named for the legendary General Electric CEO, Jack Welch, and business courses are taught in his tradition and spirit. The College is among fewer than 10 percent worldwide that have earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This exclusive designation signifies the quality and merit of the College's business curriculum. It is awarded after a rigorous evaluation and requires colleges to meet the highest level of standards for schools and colleges of business.