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BIOGRAPHY -- DENNIS R. McGOUGH
Dennis R. McGough is Vice President, Human Resources at Olin Corporation. Prior to his current assignment, he was Corporate Vice President of Human Resources. Previously, he held positions of increasing responsibility including directing the Benefits Administration function, Staffing, Compensation, Training and Development, Payroll, and Human Resource Information Systems departments. His professional focus includes evaluation of training program effectiveness, leadership development, executive coaching and incentive compensation programs.
Olin's business is primarily in chemicals and ammunition. Olin had sales in 2007 of nearly $1 billion.
Dr. McGough joined Olin in 1978, following two years at Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He managed the distributor sales and marketing training and the corporate sales and management training functions at Miller.
Dr. McGough received his B.S. degree is Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.A. degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven. He completed his doctoral studies at the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, receiving his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Until his move in 2004 from Connecticut to the St. Louis area, Dr. McGough was a member of the Human Resource Committee of the Board of Governors of the University of New Haven and the Board of Directors of Liberation Meridian Guenster Programs, Inc. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors of the Bridgeport Area Youth Ministries Inc., where he is a past board chair. He has also served as Chair of the Training Committee and member of the Advisory Board of the Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, Monroe, Connecticut, where he was also an active EMT. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Shelter for the Homeless, Incorporated in Stamford, Connecticut.
Dr. McGough is currently a Practitioner in Residence at the University of New Haven Graduate School, Department of Psychology. For the past twenty-five years, he has taught various courses in the graduate Industrial/Organizational Psychology program.
Dr. McGough received Adjunct Teacher of the Year honors in 1996. Additionally, he was selected as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of New Haven in 1993.
A native of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Dr. McGough lives in Town and Country, Missouri with his wife Donna. They have three grown children.