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Michelle McKenna-Doyle, senior vice president and chief information officer of the NFL, to speak at Loyola

| By Stephanie Weaver
Michelle McKenna-Doyle

Loyola University Maryland and the Sellinger School of Business and Management welcome Michelle McKenna-Doyle, senior vice president and chief information officer of the National Football League (NFL), for The DeFrancis Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall on Loyola’s Evergreen campus.

In her current role, McKenna-Doyle leads and oversees the NFL’s technology strategy, shared service delivery, and management of the league’s corporate and football technology.

She serves as executive sponsor of the league’s Women’s Interactive Network (WIN) and as a member of the diversity council. She serves on the boards of Ring Central (RNG) and Insperity (NSP), and was named a 2014 “Game Changer” by Sports Business Journal.

Before joining the NFL in 2012, McKenna-Doyle served as chief information officer of Constellation Energy in Baltimore, Md., and as president of Vision Interactive Media Group. Her extensive experience in the media and entertainment industry includes her role as senior vice president and chief information officer at Universal Orlando Resort, where she led and oversaw technology—including for the 2010 launch of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

McKenna-Doyle has served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Centex Destination Properties, and enjoyed a successful 13-year career with The Walt Disney World Company in a variety of executive positions in marketing, finance, operations, technology, and resort development. 

A certified public accountant, McKenna-Doyle has held positions at MetLife and Coopers & Lybrand (now Pricewaterhouse Coopers). She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Auburn University and received her MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.

The lecture is free and open to the public; however seating is limited.

About the DeFrancis Lecture

The DeFrancis Lecture, presented by M&T Bank, brings to the Loyola University Maryland campus leaders in business who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and who are of interest to the academic, business, and civic communities. Additionally, a DeFrancis Faculty Scholar is named who conducts and publishes high-quality research in a business discipline. Paul Tallon, Ph.D., associate professor of information systems and operations management, is the current scholar and will serve in this position for three years, through June 2016. The lecture and scholar are named in memory of Frank J. DeFrancis, former member of Loyola’s Board of Trustees.

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