Sally Blount

CEO

Catholic Charities

Boards:

Ulta Beauty
Abbott
Joyce Foundation
Archdiocese of Chicago

Industry:

Community Development/Organizing
Corporate Directorships
Education

Member since:

2011

Membership Type:

Full

Sally Blount is President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago — one of the largest human service organizations in the country and region that touches hundreds of thousands of lives each year. She also holds the Michael L. Nemmers chair in Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she is a proud alumna and served as dean from 2010-2018.

Blount is an expert on organizational transformation and leadership. A record-setting fundraiser, organizational change agent, and highly sought-after speaker — she has been regularly featured in top news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, The Economist, Businessweek, Fortune, and MSNBC. She has been a featured speaker at WEF Davos and the Vatican.

Blount sits on the board of directors for Abbott Laboratories, Ulta Beauty, and the Joyce Foundation. She also serves on the advisory board for the Aspen Institute Business and Society program and on the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Finance Council.

Prior to Kellogg, Blount served as dean at NYU Stern College of Business for six years and on faculty at NYU and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago for nearly two decades. She holds MS and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University and a B.S.E. from Princeton University. Blount began her career at the Boston Consulting Group.