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Dr. T. B. (Mac) MCCLELLAND, Jr.
Professor of Leadership and Management

Dr. T. B. (Mac) McClelland, Jr., is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Center House Ltd., a consulting firm specializing in business development, marketing, and government relations for its international clients. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Luxury Marketing Council (Middle East), and is a Professor of Leadership and Management at Hult International Business School (Dubai campus).
Prior to founding Center House Ltd., Dr. McClelland was General Manager of Enron Middle East with responsibility for developing energy and communications projects and joint ventures from Morocco to Pakistan. Other recent international experience includes Group Director (Eastern Hemisphere) for J. Ray McDermott.
Before joining McDermott, Dr. McClelland served around the world in senior leadership positions in the United States Marine Corps, including the U. S. Naval Attaché and Naval Attaché for Air to the Sultanate of Oman and the Political Advisor to the Commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet in Manama, Bahrain. He was also the political- military advisor to the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asia. He retired from the United States Marine Corps in 1996 after 20 years of service.
Dr. McClelland holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix; a B.A. in Mathematics from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina; a M.A. in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University; and, a M.A. in International Policies Studies from The Monterey Institute of International Studies.
He was President of the American Business Council of Dubai and the Northern Emirates, served on the Advisory Council to the School of Business at the American University of Dubai, and currently serves on various other boards and committees. He has testified as an expert witness before the US Congress and is a frequent public speaker on subjects ranging from business to security and policy issues in the region. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on CNBC discussing issues affecting American companies overseas.