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Emily Doran

Emily Doran
GSB 5.175 (512-475-8144)

Director of Development & Alumni Engagement

Development and External Relations


Emily Doran, a native of Fort Worth, has been with the McCombs Development and External Relations Office since 2009. She started as a Development Associate to learn about development at a university and quickly rose through the ranks to become Associate Director of Development. Currently, Emily is responsible for managing Special Gifts Officers and working with them to reconnect with business school alumni under 40 years old. Emily focuses on major gifts and works with alumni and friends of the McCombs School of Business in Houston, El Paso, Fort Worth, NYC and Boston. Prior to joining the McCombs School of Business, Emily worked in television news for 6 years as a reporter and executive producer for NBC, Fox and CBS affiliates across the state of Texas. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running half marathons, yoga, cooking and enjoying the great city of Austin. She has been an active member of the Austin Junior League since 2010. She has enjoyed volunteering with Meals on Wheels/Groceries to Go, and continues to look for more volunteer opportunities within the Austin community. Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Boston University. Emily lives in Austin with her husband, Sean Doran, a UT Liberal Arts graduate, and their new daughter, Annabelle.