Ten countries will be represented at the Partners in Business Ethics Conference this May. Deans and program directors from the world’s leading business schools will join corporate executives to promote ethical, sustainable and socially responsible business. Together, academics and corporate leaders will break new ground for collaboration on curriculum development and delivery in academic and workplace settings.

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Participants

This directory contines to be updated daily. Please contact Ann Richmond with any questions.

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Americas Director, Communities & Social Performance
Rio Tinto plc
Chris Anderson commenced with Rio Tinto in September 2011. He is the strategy leader and corporate functional lead for Communities in the Americas, with a particular focus on Indigenous communities. He also contributes to Indigenous communities work worldwide and provides advice and support to operations on Rio Tinto standards on Communities practice, in particular contributing to the Group’s Community agreement-making innovation and implementation. He is the current chair of the...
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Peter Burns

President and CEO, Justin’s and Former President of Celestial Seasonings
Peter Burns serves as President and CEO of Justin's , a nut butter company based in Boulder, CO. Previously, he was President of Celestial Seasonings, CSO Hain-Celestial USA, for five years, and served simultaneously as National Sales Manager of grocery; he held several other senior-level management positions for eight years at Celestial before that. Peter’s Background Before joining Celestial Seasonings, Burns was the Senior Executive Vice President of Sales and...
Hugh Courtney

Hugh Courtney

Dean and Professor of International Business & Strategy, D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Northeastern University
Hugh G. Courtney is Dean and Professor of International Business & Strategy at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business. He is the former Vice Dean and Associate Dean of Executive Programs at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Dr. Courtney is an expert on business strategy and competitive dynamics , and he has published widely in leading practitioner journals such as the Harvard Business Review and...
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Michelle Darnell

Lecturer, Warrington College of Business Administration
University of Florida
Dr. Michelle R. Darnell is a lecturer in the Department of Management within the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business, specializing in Business Ethics. She holds bachelor degrees in philosophy and biology from the University of San Diego, and earned an MA and PhD in philosophy from Purdue University. Dr. Darnell also completed a post-doctoral Bridge to Business program at UF, with a focus on the fields of management...
Alison Davis Baker

Alison Davis-Blake

Dean, Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
Alison Davis-Blake is the Edward J. Frey Dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan . Davis-Blake is the school’s first female dean, and at the time of her appointment she was the highest-ranking female dean at any U.S. business school. Dr. Davis-Blake is an expert on strategic human resource management and organizational design for effective management of human capital. Her research interests include the effects...
DeBrock

Lawrence DeBrock

Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Business Administration and Economics
University of Illinois
Lawrence DeBrock is University of Illinois’s Josef and Margot Lakonishok Endowed Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Business Administration and Economics. He has also served the College as Interim Dean, Acting Associate Dean of Faculty and Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs. Dr. Debrock’s Achievements Dr. DeBrock has long been associated with the Illinois MBA and has won many awards in graduate and professional teaching, including...
John Delaney

John Delaney

Dean, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and the College of Business Administration
University of Pittsburgh
John T. Delaney has been the Dean of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh since 2006, where he has been a major advocate of experience-based management education. Dr. Delaney earned a B.S. degree from LeMoyne College in 1977 and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois in 1980 and 1983, respectively. He held faculty positions...
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Rob Dixon

Dean and Professor of Management Accounting
Business School at Durham University
Professor Rob Dixon is Dean and Professor of Management Accounting of the Business School at Durham University , Durham, UK. Professor Dixon has been a member of staff in the Business School since 1992. He has held various administrative roles in the School including Chair of the Board of Studies and Director of the MBA Program. In 1998 he was promoted to a Chair of Management Accounting. His research interests...
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Gregg Engles

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
WhiteWave Foods Company
Mr. Engles has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since August 2012. Mr. Engles previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Dean Foods Company, a leading food and beverage company and former parent company of WhiteWave, from the formation of Dean Foods in October 1994 until WhiteWave's initial public offering in October 2012. Mr. Engles also serves on the board of trustees of...
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Heidi Ganahl

CEO and Founder
Camp Bow Wow Corporate
In Her Own Words I don’t believe we necessarily “control our own destiny.” I believe our destiny is created by how we respond to life’s events. Through personal and professional tragedies, beginning with the loss of my lovable young husband, to losing a $1 million insurance settlement, I have triumphed over extraordinary adversity. By turning my lifelong passion for dogs into the largest pet care franchise in the world, creating...
Beena George

Beena George

Dean, Cameron School of Business
University of St. Thomas Houston
Dr. Beena George is the fourth dean of the Cameron School of Business. Dr. George previously served as the associate dean of the Cameron School of Business at the University of St.Thomas and contributed to the school’s elite accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Dr. George teaches courses on business strategy and the use and management of information technology resources in organizations. Her course on sourcing...
Lynette Gillis

Lynette Gillis

Dean, College of Business
Concordia University Texas
Gillis began at Concordia in 2008, where she was a full-time assistant professor of management, specializing in international business, leadership and strategic management. Additionally, as director of the Bachelor of Business Administration program, Gillis worked to ensure that the program’s quality, growth and improvements provide a robust and relevant curriculum in the College of Business. In addition to her role as full-time professor, Gillis served as the chair of the...
Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta

Acting Dean and Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor in Accounting, Eli Broad College of Business
Michigan State University
Sanjay Gupta is the acting dean of the Eli Broad College of Business and the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor of Accounting at Michigan State University. Gupta joined the Broad College in 2007 as the chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems. He was appointed associate dean for MBA and professional master’s programs in July 2012. As associate dean, Gupta instituted curricular innovations, such as BroadWeeks, in the...
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Amy Hillman

Dean, W. P. Carey School of Business
Arizona State University
Amy Hillman was named Dean of the W.P Carey School of Business at Arizona State University on March 1, 2013. Hillman is a world-renowned management professor and holds the Rusty Lyon Chair in Strategy at the W. P. Carey School. She has won numerous national awards as an outstanding reviewer and researcher. She was editor of Academy of Management Review, the world’s top management journal in terms of citation impact,...
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Roger Huang

Dean, Mendoza College of Business
University of Notre Dame
Dr. Roger D. Huang is the Martin J. Gillen Dean for the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and the Kenneth R. Meyer Professor of Global Investment Management. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from Purdue, as well as master and doctorate degrees in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Huang teaches global finance in the Executive MBA program and...
Kai Lung Hui

Kai Lung Hui

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School
Kai Lung Hui holds a PhD in Information Systems and is a professor as well as the current Associate Dean of the School of Business and Management at HKUST. He is also the senior editor for Information Systems Research.
Erika James

Erika James

Dean, Goizueta Business School
Emory University
Erika James was appointed John H. Harland Dean of Goizueta Business School on May 19, 2014. Prior to this prestigious appointment, James served as Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education at the Darden Graduate School of Business (Virginia). She introduced the Women's Leadership Program at Darden, which has the top-ranked faculty for open enrollment programs (Financial Times, 2014). Erika’s Background She has served on the faculties of Tulane University, Emory...
Joe Lawless

Joe Lawless

Executive Director, Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility, Milgard School of Business
University of Washington
Joe Lawless graduated from Seattle University in 1987 and after a few years in the advertising and sports management fields he began a 14 year stay with Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, the last seven as the Executive Director of the Mary Bridge Children's Foundation. During that time Joe created the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour, built a model Children's Advocacy Center, and led a $15.5 million capital campaign. After graduating with...
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Stefanie Lenway

Dean, Opus College of Business
University of St. Thomas
Stefanie Lenway is a worldwide leader in competitive strategy for business education with a proven track record in driving organizational change and strategy implementation based on a robust competitive strategy. In each of her leadership roles as dean of the business school in University of Illinois at Chicago, Michigan State University, and starting August 1, the University of St. Thomas, she brings strategic focus, financial discipline, and administrative efficiencies in...
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Greg Marchi

Chief Representative-Americas
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Management
As Chief Representative of Americas, Greg is responsible for leading the efforts to grow CKGSB's business in North and South America. Since its founding ten years ago, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) has been committed to first-class executive education that looks into how China is shaping the future of business and how leaders from around the globe, whether in business or government, can best engage with the world’s...
Ryan Martens

Ryan Martens

Founder, Chief Technology Officer
Rally Software
In His Own Words I am the Chief Technology Officer at Rally Software. I am not Paul Hawken, or Peter Senge, or Richard Branson. But I have studied these social innovators and am diligently working to apply these concepts in a 450+ person business, public SaaS company that I founded in 2002. In my CTO role, I run a team that manages our innovation portfolio of new products and services,...
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Douglas May

Professor and Director, International Center for Ethics in Business, School of Business
University of Kansas
Professor May currently directs activities associated with the International Center for Ethics in Business. He has worked with H. Joseph Reitz and Richard De George to conduct curriculum development workshops for faculty and graduate students on international business ethics as well as for science and engineering faculty from KU, KSU, and UMKC. He worked with students in the KU School of Business to establish the positive code of conduct, RESPECT,...
Partners in Business Ethics Conference, David Mayer

David Mayer

Associate Professor of Management Organizations, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
David M. Mayer is an Associate Professor in the Management and Organizations Area at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. His research interests concern social and ethical issues in organizations. Specifically, he conducts research in three major areas: (1) behavioral ethics, (2) organizational justice, and (3) workplace diversity. A hallmark of his research is a focus on the effects...
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Paul Melendez

Founder, Center for Leadership Ethics, Eller College of Business
University of Arizona
Dr. Paul Melendez has been with the Eller College of Management since 1996. He earned his doctorate from The University of Arizona with a specialization in “privatization.” As a faculty member he serves as a Professor of Practice, Assistant Dean for Executive Education, and Founder of the Center for Leadership Ethics in the Department of Management and Organizations. Dr. Melendez teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in business ethics and international...
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Francy Milner

Instructor, Sustainability Residential Academic Program
University of Colorado Boulder
In 2008, Milner created a course called Business Solutions to Global Poverty and her students wrote case studies for the Peace Corps, highlighting the efforts of Peace Corps volunteers who worked with microenterprises in developing countries. The course was fluid, innovative and experimental. In 2010 the course was recognized by Ashoka as one of the top ten most rigorous and innovative exemplars of syllabi collected. After exploring the world of...
Mittelstaedt

John Mittelstaedt

Interim Dean, Professor of Marketing, College of Business
University of Wyoming
John Mittelstaedt is Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing and Interim Dean of the College of Business at the University of Wyoming . Prior to joining UW, John taught at Clemson University and the University of Iowa, and has served as a visiting scholar at the University of Nebraska, the University of Notre Dame, and the Academy of International Economic Affairs. In addition, he...
Partners in Business Ethics Conference, Paul Palmer

Paul Palmer

Associate Dean for Ethics, Sustainability and Engagement, Cass Business School
City University London
Palmer has extensive knowledge of charity financial, management and Governance issues. He was a member of the Charity Commission SORP committee from 2000-2005. He acts as an independent consultant on Charities to UBS Wealth Management, and an independent expert on charity dispute issues for courts and arbitration. He has made Television and radio appearances on charity issues and work as a writer on 'practitioner' how to do books on charity...
Partners in Business Ethics Conference, Pat Palmiotto

Pat Palmiotto

Executive Director, Center for Business & Society, Tuck School of Business
Dartmouth College
Pat Palmiotto has worked in the fields of management consulting and education. She is coauthor of a chapter on training and development in Paving the Way for the 21st Century: The Human Factor in Higher Education Financial Management (NACUBO, 1993). Her professional interests lie in the power of individuals and groups to make a difference in communities. Palmiotto serves on the board of directors of WISE, a local nonprofit organization...
Partners in Business Ethics Conference, Rand Park

Rand Park

Senior Lecturer, Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
Rand Park is a senior lecturer in the department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, teaching business ethics and corporate responsibility to both undergraduate and graduate students. He has also worked in higher education corporate relations and fundraising & development for both a consortium of private colleges and a research university, focusing on corporate and foundation relations. Rand has a...
 Dee Perry

Dee Perry

Former CFO
McDATA Corporation
Ms. Dee Perry spent 26 years in the Corporate arena in a variety of operational capacities. After earning an MBA from Arizona State University, Dee began her career in Sales and Marketing, working for Kraft Foods, Inc. in California, followed by employment at a small manufacturing company. After 5 years in sales and marketing, Dee changed course and focused her career in financial management. After earning an MS in Accounting...
Dee Perry | Featured Speaker | Partners in Business Ethics Conference

Dee Perry

Former CFO, McDATA Corporation and CESR Board Member
Ms. Dee Perry spent 26 years in the corporate arena in a variety of operational capacities. After earning an MBA from Arizona State University, Dee began her career in Sales and Marketing, working for Kraft Foods, Inc. in California, followed by employment at a small manufacturing company. After five years in sales and marketing, Dee changed course and focused her career in financial management. After earning an MS in Accounting...
Robert Prentice

Robert Prentice

Professor and Department Chair, Business, Government & Society, McCombs School of Business
University of Texas at Austin
Robert Prentice is a lawyer with a focus on corporate governance, regulatory oversight and ethical decision making. He is an expert on securities fraud, insider trading, the value of securities regulation and the legal liabiltiy of accountants. He is the founding chair of the newly-created department at McCombs: Business, Government and Society. Prentice has won numerous teaching awards and is a member of UT's Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Professor Prentice...
Walter Rakowich

Walt Rakowich

Board Member, Iron Mountain Incorporated
Former CEO of Prologis
Walter Rakowich serves as a director for Iron Mountain Incorporated, a storage and information management firm. He also serves on the board of Host Hotels & Resorts and is a member of its audit committee. Additionally, he sits on the boards of numerous philanthropic and educational organizations in his home state of Colorado. He is the chairman of the board of Colorado Uplift and a member of the executive committee...
 Kevin Reddy

Kevin Reddy

Chairman and CEO
Noodles and Company
Kevin Reddy began his impressive 25+ year career in the restaurant industry as a cook at McDonald's as a young teen and now runs one of the most successful fast casual concepts in the country. He joined Noodles & Company as president in April 2005, was named CEO in May 2006 and chairman in May 2008. He provides leadership for more than 380 company and franchise owned restaurants in 29...
shahrokh saudagaran

Shahrokh Saudagaran

Dean, Milgard School of Business
University of Washington
Shahrokh M. Saudagaran is Gary E. and James A. Milgard Endowed Dean for the Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma. He is Secretary General of the Asian Academic Accounting Association and Past President of the American Accounting Association's International Accounting Section (IAS). He has published extensively in the top international business, accounting, and finance journals. He consults and teaches executive seminars in international accounting and finance...
Partners in Business Ethics Conference, Denise Schoenbachler

Denise Schoenbachler

Dean, College of Business
Northern Illinois University
Denise D. Schoenbachler has been the Dean of the College of Business at Northern Illinois University since 2006. In addition to her current role as Dean, Denise’s 20-year academic career at Northern Illinois University has included positions as Chair of the Department of Marketing, Professor of Marketing, and Coordinator for the Interactive Marketing Area of Study. As Dean of a large public university, Denise’s responsibilities include managing more than 150...
William Shutkin

William Shutkin

President and CEO
Presidio Graduate School
William Shutkin is the President and CEO of the Presidio Graduate School, where he is also the Richard M. Gray Fellow in Sustainability Practice. Before Presidio, he was a professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he also served as Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute. William’s Background in Sustainability William has led several organizations at the forefront of the sustainability field, including...
 Rick Sterling

Rick Sterling

CEO
Sterling-Rice Group
For over 35 years, Rick has been working in the area of brand strategy and innovation. It was his very diverse marketing experience with sophisticated, consumer packaged goods firms, coupled with his very entrepreneurial experience that shaped the beginnings of Sterling-Rice Group. Rick and Michael Rice formed the Sterling-Rice Group in 1984, in Boulder. Their initial premise was that both large and small firms would be interested in the pair's...
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Karen Turner

Dean, Monfort College of Business
University of Northern Colorado
Karen Forrest Turner, associate professor in accounting, received her B.S. in Secondary Education and M.A. in English from Texas A&M and her M.S. and Ph.D. in accounting in 1995 from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has taught at Texas A&M University, Baylor University, Valdosta State in Georgia and most recently at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where she was chair of the Department of Accounting, Economics & Finance...
Hamish Walker, Molson Coors

Hamish Walker

Chief Procurement Officer
Molson Coors
Hamish was appointed to the new role of CPO for Molson Coors Brewing Company in September 2010. This followed a review of the Molson Coors procurement operations in their Canada, UK, USA, and international business units. Hamish continues to lead a transformational program, with the addition of a new central European business in 2012, uniting all direct and indirect procurement into one structure with a common approach. Hamish has worked...
Jim Weber

Jim Weber

Professor of Business Ethics and Management; Executive Director, Institute for Ethics in Business; Program Director, Masters of Science in Leadership and Business Ethics
Duquesne University
Jim Weber is a Professor of Business Ethics and Management at the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics in Business. Jim has a PhD in Business Ethics from the University of Pittsburgh and received an MBA and studied philosophy at Saint Louis University. While at Duquesne, Jim developed the required business ethics course for undergraduates and MBA students...
Partners in Business Ethics Conference, Gretchen Winter

Gretchen Winter

Executive Director, Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Gretchen A. Winter, J.D. is the Executive Director of the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society at the CGAW Fall 2013 College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (the “Center”). She is a frequent speaker on professional responsibility, ethics in business, corporate social responsibility, and legal matters for university classes, professional associations, governments, and corporate as well as not-for-profit organizations within and outside of the...
Featured Speaker on Partners in Business Ethics | Gretchen Winter

Gretchen Winter

Executive Director, Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Gretchen A. Winter, J.D. is the Executive Director of the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society at the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (the "Center"). She is a frequent speaker on professional responsibility, ethics, corporate social responsibility, and legal matters for universities, professional associations, governments, and corporate and not-for-profit organizations within and outside of the United States. As part of her role as...