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Rutgers Center for Management Development Changes Leadership

After helping Rutgers Center for Management Development (CMD) reach numerous milestones, Bill Bigoness has stepped down from his role as the center’s executive director. Bill Castellano, professor in Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), director of the Human Resource Management undergraduate programs, and director of the Strategic HR Leadership Council, will serve as interim director.

Castellano brings tremendous experience as an executive as well as a member of SMLR’s faculty to his position as interim CMD director. His research, teaching, and consulting activities are focused on the effective management of contract human capital and strategic alliances, employee engagement, and aligning business and human resource strategies to enhance organizational effectiveness.

In addition, Castellano has more than 25 years of experience working in corporate Fortune 500, entrepreneurial, and research environments. He was a managing partner at an executive search firm and a chief marketing officer at a national HR outsourcing company.

Castellano also held senior HR management positions at Merrill Lynch and Manufacturers Hanover Trust, where he was involved with human resource strategies and practices that supported both individual business groups and the global enterprise.

CMD is a joint enterprise between Rutgers Business School and SMLR. Founded in 1947, it offers management and executive continuing education courses to companies around the world. CMD designs and delivers programs for both organizations and individuals.

To read more about Bill Bigoness' achievements at CMD and Bill Castellano's vision for the center as interim director, visit

PHOTO CAPTION: Bill Castellano, interm director of the Center for Management Development


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