Member of the Month - Magdy Monsour, Board of Trustees Treasurer
People have always been of great interest to me, and that includes trying to understand them and build bridges, but, more importantly, helping others.
Growing up, I was always aware of some of the differences in appearance and values I had because of my ethnicity and religion being an Egyptian Muslim kid born in Milwaukee and raised in Baltimore. The differences inspired me to learn more about what and how people thought as well as their perceptions. That belief in people has grown with me professionally as well.
I was an economics and sociology major at Towson University and worked in Finance most of my career. When I learned about OD while I worked at Johns Hopkins University, I instantly wanted to sign up for the MBA OD program. The ability to develop people and drive business results was of huge interest to me.
Today, I am thankful to be working as a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte, helping clients with change management and organization transformation.
My involvement with ODN began over three years ago when a colleague and I were asked to help analyze survey data and create a report, which ended up being used frequently in ODN board discussions. My professor and mentor at Johns Hopkins, Matt Minahan, was instrumental with providing career advice and taking me to see his beloved Redskins.
Through constantly interacting and learning more about people, I hope to continue to grow and even be able to help them in organizations and beyond.