Brian McNamara

Brian McNamara

Chief Learning Officer | Director of Learning
International Trade Administration
Alexandria Virginia
Timezone: America/New_York

Brian McNamara, is the Chief Learning Officer for the International Trade Administration (ITA), a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The ITA operates in over 75 countries and its mission is to create prosperity by strengthening the international competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements. Mr. McNamara oversees a team responsible for ITA's talent management, training, and development and provides strategic direction to senior management on agency-wide leadership and organizational development initiatives. Mr. McNamara has over 17 years of experience in professional and organizational development, and is a PCC through the ICF and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Co-Active Training Institute. He also serves as an adjunct staff member and coach with George Washington University's Center for Excellence in Public Leadership and the Center for Creative Leadership. He has published two articles for the 2019 TD Magazine, Just CARE More – Employee Engagement Made Simple and Unleashing Your Organizational Talent. He spoke at the May 2019 ATD Conference in Washington, D.C. on Unleashing Your Organizational Talent. He holds a dual MBA in International Business from Texas Tech University and Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City. He enjoys travel, sports and spending times outdoors. He resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife Jennifer and daughter.


Date & Time (EDT) Title Role
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Key Components of Building a Successful Internal Coaching Program Presenter
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Building the Case and Demonstrating the Impact of Coaching Programs Presenter


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