Julianne Cenec

Executive Director, Organizational and Talent Development
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Dr. Julianne Cenac serves as the Executive Director for Organizational and Talent Development and Program Director for The Leadership Institutes at UTHealth. She is named to the Forbes Coaches Council and is a frequent contributor to Forbes.com on the subject of leadership. Her 20-year career includes working internationally as a management consultant and corporate learning executive throughout China, Singapore, Europe, India, the Middle East and South Africa.

Previously, Dr. Cenac served as assistant vice president at Regent University where she led the Professional and Continuing Education Division and helped launch the institution’s executive education programs internationally. Prior to that role, Dr. Cenac served as a senior management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, Virginia where she led projects in strategy and performance for clients including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health and Department of Justice among others.

In addition, Dr. Cenac serves as an executive leadership coach—having worked with hundreds of executives in corporate, non-profit and government leadership roles including a senator and heads of state. Dr. Cenac earned a PhD in organizational leadership and an MBA in Management. She also holds a BA degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Russian Studies from the University of Houston. She is author of the upcoming book Emergence and a featured speaker at international conferences and retreats. Her research interests include global leadership and diversity, political leadership and leader emergence.

Above all, Dr. Cenac is the mother of two teenage sons and resides in Houston, Texas. She enjoys travelling, sporting events, community service and playing cello.