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Ken Creary

Hello, I'm Ken Creary, 2015 Advanced Leadership Initiative Partner at Harvard University.

As an Advanced Leadership Partner, Ken Creary joins his wife Lauren in her Advanced Leadership Fellowship at Harvard University. The Advanced Leadership Initiative is designed to prepare experienced leaders to take on new challenges in the social sector where they potentially can make an even greater societal impact than they did in their careers. As a Partner in the program Ken will participate in Lauren's project and in a research project at the Kennedy School for Government.

The Advanced Leadership Initiative was formed by Faculty from Harvard's professional schools of Business, Education, Government, Law, Medicine and Public Health to build knowledge about societal challenges requiring interdisciplinary leadership skills and to capitalize on demographic changes that create opportunities to educate and deploy accomplished leaders at later life stages in public service.

Ken is the former President of the Board of Directors of Sheltering the Homeless Is Our Responsibility, Inc. (SHORE,) an all-volunteer not-for-profit agency. SHORE's primary mission is providing permanent housing for families in the emergency shelter system in Westchester County, NY.

Ken has recently retired from IBM where he worked with customers and clients in the Financial Markets and Insurance industry sectors for more than 30 years.

Ken Creary's Background

Ken Creary's Experience

President (Volunteer) at Sheltering the Homeless Is Our Responsibility, Inc. (SHORE)

September 2010 - December 2014 | White Plains, NY

- Chief executive officer of the corporation - Responsible for general management of the corporation - Carry out resolutions of the Board of Directors

Director at Empire Chapter, Harley Owners Group

January 2012 - January 2014 | New Rochelle, NY

Assistant Director at New Roc Chapter, Harley Owners Group

June 2007 - December 2011 | New Rochelle, NY

IT Architect at IBM Corp.

May 1998 - February 2011

Lead technical consultant responsible for overall success of IBM solutions at large investment banks in New York City.

Vice President at SHORE, Inc.

September 2007 - August 2010

President at SHORE, Inc.

September 2003 - August 2007

Sr. Marketing Professional at IBM Corp.

January 1993 - April 1998

Member of IBM-wide team chartered to lead IBM’s transition from mainframe computing solutions to client/server, Internet, and e-Business solutions.

Systems Engineering Manager at IBM Corp.

August 1987 - December 1992

Managed team of 13 systems engineers responsible for technical support for a large package shipping firm.

Systems Engineer at IBM Corp.

January 1978 - July 1987

Responsible for sales and technical support at several large New York banks.

Ken Creary's Education

Saint Bonaventure University

1973 – 1977


Concentration: Sociology

Ken Creary's Interests & Activities

Disaster Relief, Photography, Classic Automobiles, Motorcycling, Bicycling, Boating, Cruising

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