Joe McNamara (T: @joe_mcnamara, FB: @JoeMcNamara03) is a former combat decorated U.S. Marine Corps officer and the founder of Impact, a premier leadership development and team building firm. During his service in the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe led elite teams through multiple combat deployments in Afghanistan, orchestrating and leading more than 100 combat missions throughout enemy strongholds. Joe returned from combat and was selected to command and lead Marine Corps drill instructors at the notorious Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island. There, he spearheaded a leadership development program and mentored the leaders charged with training the nations next generation of warriors.
Upon his departure from active duty, Joe founded Impact, a leadership development consultancy which deploys battle-proven leadership solutions. Joe has partnered with athletes, coaches, and corporate teams around the nation – helping cultivate a championship culture and build high-performing teams.
Joe is the recipient of multiple combat awards, and numerous other personal and unit awards. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School