Partners in Business Ethics Symposium
Panelists & Participants
An Interactive Conference Experience
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Dale Murphy was drafted in the first round of the 1974 draft by the Atlanta Braves. He played almost his entire career for the Braves (1974-1991) before finishing up with the Philadelphia Phillies (1991-1993) and Colorado Rockies (1993).
Dale (or “Murph” as he is known by teammates and fans) is the youngest player in MLB history to win back-to-back MVP awards (1982 and 1983). He won 2 consecutive NL Player of the Year Awards (The Sporting News, 1982, 1983) and was named to the National League All-Star Team 7 times, 5 as a starter. He won the Gillette Trophy for the highest number of All-Star votes submitted by fans in the National League in 1985.
Murph won 5 consecutive Gold Glove Awards and 4 Silver Slugger Awards. He was named National League Player of the Month a record 6 times and was named the most feared hitter in the NL in a survey of pitchers in 1985. In 1991, he won the Bart Giamatti Caring Award and was presented in 1985 with the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, recognizing him as the player who best fit the image and character of Lou Gehrig. He also received the Roberto Clemente Award in honor of his character and charitable contributions on and off the field.
His streak of 740 consecutive games (1981-1986) is one of the longest in baseball history.
In 1983, he became only the sixth player in Major League history to have at least 30 homeruns (36) and 30 stolen bases (30) in one season. This elite group is sometimes referred to as the “30-30 Club.”
During the decade spanning 1981-1990, he led the major leagues in home runs and RBI’s. He also led the National League in games, at bats, runs scored, hits, extra base hits, runs created, total bases and plate appearances.
He was on the cover of Sports Illustrated 3 times. In 1987 he was named one of Sports Illustrated’s 5 Sportsmen and Sportswomen of the Year, representing Major League Baseball as the athlete “Who Cared the Most.” He was honored with this award by President Ronald Regan in the Oval Office of the White House.
Known as one of the true gentlemen of the game, Dale leads by example. He has given his time and his name to numerous charities through the years. After his retirement, he was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame.
Dale was one of the most beloved athletes to ever play in Atlanta. He retired from baseball in 1993 after a long and very successful career.
His number (#3) was the fourth in the history of the Atlanta Braves’ organization to be retired. It hung for a time in Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium and Turner Field, and now takes its place in SunTrust Park.
Dale is a sought after business, collegiate, and motivational speaker and travels the country sharing his messages about leadership, resilience, integrity, and more. He is the author of Ask Dale Murphy, The Scouting Report: Professional Athletics, and The Scouting Report: Youth Athletics.
But that’s not all. What he did on the field is actually not the most important part of Murph’s life—as amazing as those things are. Dale and his wife of 40 years—Nancy—are the parents of 8 children (7 sons and 1 daughter) and grandparents to 12. His family, friends, and faith as well as his other accomplishments off the field are the things in life he treasures most.
Tyler Shultz is a scientist and startup founder fostering innovation in healthcare. He graduated from Stanford with a Biology degree and entered the national scene when he blew the whistle at Theranos. Tyler complained to the public health regulators in New York and was a source for a series of Wall Street Journal articles exposing Theranos’ dubious blood-testing practices. Owing to his role in exposing the fraud, Shultz was featured in Bad Blood, the book about the scandal penned by John Carreyrou, the original author of the Wall Street Journal articles, as well as in Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary “The Inventor”. Currently, Shultz is the CEO and Co-Founder of Flux Biosciences, Inc., a bay-area start-up that aims to bring medical grade diagnostics into the homes of consumers. His efforts were recognized by Forbes when he was named to their “30 under 30” Health Care list.
Ms. Watkins is the former Vice President of Enron Corporation who alerted then-CEO Ken Lay in August 2001 to accounting irregularities within the company, warning him that Enron ‘might implode in a wave of accounting scandals.’ She has testified before Congressional Committees from the House and Senate investigating Enron’s demise. TIME magazine named Sherron, along with two others, Coleen Rowley of the FBI and Cynthia Cooper of WorldCom, as their 2002 Persons of the Year, for being “people who did right just by doing their jobs rightly.”
Watkins now lectures on leadership and ethics as the Executive-in-Residence at the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University and as Professor of the Practice at Kenan-Flagler at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ms. Watkins is a Certified Public Accountant. She holds a Masters in Professional Accounting as well as a B.B.A. in accounting and business honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
Watkins is co-author of Power Failure, the Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron, (Doubleday, 2003).
Sherron and her husband Rick have been married for 23 years, they have a college age daughter, attending the University of Texas at Austin. They reside in Georgetown, Texas. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brigitte C. Madrian is the Dean and Marriott Distinguished Professor in the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business where she has a joint appointment in the Department of Finance and the George W. Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics. Before coming to BYU, she was on the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School (2006-2018), the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School (2003-2006), the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (1995-2003) and the Harvard University Economics Department (1993-1995). She is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and served as co-director of the NBER Household Finance working group from 2010-2018.
Dr. Madrian’s current research focuses on behavioral economics and household finance, with a particular focus on household saving and investment behavior. Her work in this area has impacted the design of employer-sponsored savings plans in the U.S. and has influenced pension reform legislation both in the U.S. and abroad. She also uses the lens of behavioral economics to understand health behaviors and improve health outcomes.
Dr. Madrian received her Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and studied economics as an undergraduate at Brigham Young University. She is a recipient of the Skandia Research Prize for outstanding research on “Long-Term Savings” with relevance for banking, insurance, and financial services (2019), the Retirement Income Industry Association Achievement in Applied Retirement Research Award (2015) and a three-time recipient of the TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award for Scholarly Research on Lifelong Financial Security (2002, 2011 and 2017).
Brad Agle is the George W. Romney Endowed Professor, and Professor of Ethics and Leadership in the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University (BYU). He serves on the editorial board of Business Ethics Quarterly, on the board of the BYU Management Society, as a Fellow of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS), and on the Advisory Board of the RLG Group. He is founder, chairman, and chief scientist at Merit Leadership. He served as a Fellow and chair of the BYU Wheatley Institution Ethics Initiative from 2008 - 2020, on the ethics committee of USA Synchro from 2010 - 2018, and as the President of IABS in 2017-2018.
Previous to his appointment at BYU in 2009, he spent 17 years as a professor of Strategy, Organizations, and Environment in the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also served for eight years as the inaugural director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership. During his time in Pittsburgh, he also served on the Board of Directors of the Oncology Nursing Society, the Executive Committee of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management, the Executive Board of the International Association for Business and Society, as a Senior Research Fellow with the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, D.C., as Co-chair of the Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award, and as a judge for the American Business Ethics Awards. Earlier in his career he was the Andersen Fellow for Chief Executive Studies and Research Director at the Center for Leadership and Career Studies at Emory University (currently the Chief Executive Leadership Institute at Yale).
Dr. Agle is an active researcher concentrating on business ethics, stakeholder management, CEO leadership and religious influences on business. His writings appear in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society, Harvard Business Review, Human Relations, Sloan Management Review, Leadership Quarterly, and Organizational Dynamics. His work has been featured in various media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, and CNN; and he has been a guest on CNBC’s “Morning Call”, “Power Lunch”, and “Closing Bell”. His publication awards include the Best Article award from the International Association for Business and Society, and the ANBAR citation of excellence. His 1997 article on stakeholder management has been found to be the most heavily cited article in the field of corporate social responsibility.
A recipient of multiple teaching awards, including Distinguished Professor of the Year honors, Dr. Agle teaches courses in business ethics and strategic leadership, and he has taught in Brazil, China, Britain, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. His teaching brought the University of Pittsburgh the distinction of being the #2 ranked executive MBA program in the world in business ethics by Business Week. In the undergraduate area, Dr. Agle created the Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics, the world’s first integrated undergraduate specialty in ethical leadership in business. He has provided board training, executive level seminars, and top executive consulting to organizations including Alcoa, Ceska Sporitelna, Federated Investors, Giant Eagle, Mellon Financial, Marathon Petroleum, St. Clair Hospital, US Steel, U.S. Marine Corps, and Wabtec. He has also served as an expert witness on business ethics. In 2005 he was honored by the Pittsburgh Business Times with their Fast Tracker award as one of the young people making significant contributions to his/her profession and community. His community involvement included service with the Woodlands Foundation, Boy Scouts, and as Bishop of the Cranberry Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Dr. Agle received a Ph.D. in Business Management from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Information Management from BYU. Prior to his academic career, he worked for Seattle First National Bank and IBM. In 2014 he published the book “Research Companion to Behavioral Ethics in Organizations: Constructs and Measures.” In 2016 he published the book "The Business Ethics Field Guide." Brad and his wife Kristi are the parents of Erik, Lindsay, Christian, and Amanda.
Kim B. Clark received a bachelor of arts, a master of arts, and a PhD, all in economics, from Harvard University. He became a faculty member at the Harvard Business School in 1978 and was named dean of that school in 1995. He served in that capacity until summer 2005, when he was named the president of Brigham Young University–Idaho.
Clark has served in a number of church callings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including full-time missionary in the South German Mission, elders quorum president, ward executive secretary, counselor in a bishopric, bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake mission presidency, and General Authority Seventy.
Kim was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 20, 1949. He married Sue Lorraine Hunt in June 1971. They are the parents of seven children.
Lance Bennett is an MBA Prep Coach for Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT). He is responsible for working with a cohort of Fellows to guide them through the MBA admissions process and help them reach their goal of being admitted to a top MBA program. Prior to MLT, Lance was the Director of Diversity Admissions at the Kellogg School of Management where he had responsibility for diversity admissions across all MBA programs. He also served on Kellogg’s Inclusion Coalition and was Co-President of Kellogg’s African-American Employee Resource Group.
Prior to these latest roles, Lance led diversity admissions for the Wake Forest School of Business and spent over 20 years in banking where he held several managerial roles. In 2003 Lance was certified as an internal Diversity Consultant, facilitating diversity workshops across the bank’s footprint and consulting on diversity initiatives with senior leadership. Lance is known for his passion for diversity, equity and inclusion and his ability to build and foster relationships across a wide spectrum of identity groups.
Kristen Bell DeTienne, M.A., Ph.D. is a Full Professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy at Brigham Young University. Kristen teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in negotiation and organizational behavior.
Dr. DeTienne earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where she also taught classes and conducted research. She worked as a Consulting Associate for Oasis Management Consultants in Long Beach, California.
Dr. DeTienne’s research has received international recognition. She received the “Outstanding Paper Award” for her article in Competitiveness Review. Her monitoring legislation article was selected for Best of the American Bar Association. Her research was awarded outstanding article of the year by the Association for Business Communication. She won the Best of Conference Honors at the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. She received the “Best Paper” award from the Southwest Academy of Management.
Kristen’s books, Guide to Electronic Communication, and Management Communication, are used internationally. She has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings.
Kristen is an active member of the Decision Sciences Institute, the Academy of Management, and the Management Communication Association. She is also a registered Organizational Development Professional through the Organizational Development Institute. She is currently conducting research that examines customer compliments, ethics, and employee accounts.
She has been chosen as a speaker for international conferences of the Academy of Management, International Decision Sciences, International Human Resource Management, and the International Council for Technical Communication.
Paul C. Godfrey currently serves as the William and Roceil Low Professor of Business Strategy in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. His groundbreaking research has enhanced understanding of the economic benefits to businesses that engage in corporate social responsibility activities.
His research has appeared in top academic journals, including the Academy of Management Review, the Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Business Ethics. He is the author of two textbooks, two trade books, and has co-edited several academic books.
Paul earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Utah, an MBA from the University of Washington, and a PHD in strategic management from the University of Washington.
Aaron Miller (JD, MPA, Brigham Young University) is an associate teaching professor in BYU’s George W. Romney Institute of Public Management in the Marriott School of Business, where he teaches business ethics, nonprofit management, and social entrepreneurship. In addition to teaching, Aaron is the associate managing director of the BYU Ballard Center for Social Impact. He is a co-founder of Merit Leadership and coauthor of The Business Ethics Field Guide.
Brad Owens (PhD, University of Washington) is an Associate Professor of Business Ethics in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Personnel Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, and Public Administration Review. Under the general umbrella of Positive Organizational Scholarship, his research focuses on the impact of leader humility on individuals and teams, ethical leadership, and relational energy. Brad's teaching interests include business ethics, organizational behavior, and leadership.
- Post-Doc, Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship, University of Michigan
- PhD, Organizational Behavior, University of Washington
- MOB, Organizational Behavior, University of Washington
- MPA, Public Administration, Brigham Young University
- B.S., Human Development, Brigham Young University
Barry Rellaford has a gift of engaging leaders and teams in an understandable, engaging, and actionable way. He has worked with leaders and teams from over 140 countries. Barry’s clients include Kenco Group, Weave, InfoTrax, Tulsa Tech, Kroger, Procter & Gamble, and Pfizer Consumer Health.
His vocation of awakening people to purposeful work began in his youth in Paradise, California. From high school (where he engaged the student body as varsity mascot), through his undergraduate degree in Human Resource Development at Brigham Young University, and on to a master’s degree from Ohio State’s business school, Barry continues to uplift and encourage everyone he encounters.
Barry is the founder of The Strength of 10, a consultancy focused on inspiring individuals and organizations to perform meaningful and sustainable work. His extensive experience in the learning and development industry strengthens several industry leaders including Merit Leadership. He was a co-founder and master facilitator in FranklinCovey’s Speed of Trust practice and co-authored the business parable, A Slice of Trust. Additionally, Barry is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and facilitator of 3 Vital Questions.
His favorite work roles now focus on developing the next generation of ethical leaders. He is a Lead Coach in the Sorensen Center for Moral & Ethical Leadership as well as an adjunct professor of ethical leadership in the Marriott School of Business at BYU. He also serves on the global board of the BYU Management Society.
Barry and his wife, Lorilee, live in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains with their family. Barry's interests outside of work include family activities, music, reading, inspirational writing, and people development.
Isaac Smith joined the Marriott School of Business in 2019, after spending 5 years as a faculty member at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management. His research examines the morality and ethics of organizations and the people within them, with a particular focus on three primary questions:
(1) What are the causes and consequences of (un)ethical behavior?
(2) What motivates and inspires people to be their best selves--and otherwise fulfill their potential?
(3) How can businesses and organizations help battle the world's social ills, such as poverty?
His work has been published in top-tier academic journals, such as Organization Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Science. His research has been covered by various media outlets, including BBC World Service Radio, Businessweek, Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Isaac has worked with and consulted for a number of Fortune 100 companies in the financial services and high-tech industries, and he has spent time in both Mongolia and Thailand working with nonprofit organizations dedicated to reducing poverty and promoting economic self-reliance.
- PhD, Organizational Behavior, University of Utah, 2014
- MBA, OB/HR, Brigham Young University, 2007
- BA, English & Economics (majors), Political Science (minor), Brigham Young University, 2004
Jeffery Thompson is the director of the Sorensen Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership at Brigham Young University. Jeff is a capable and well-respected administrator, as well as an award-winning teacher and scholar with interests in both leadership and organizational ethics.
As a professor, Thompson conducted research focused on meaningful work and ethical dimensions of the organization-employee relationship.
He earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior with an emphasis in ethics from the University of Minnesota in 1999. He holds a B.A. in Japanese as well as an MBA from BYU.
Thompson enjoys theatre performance, racquetball, literature, genealogy and travel. He and his wife, Aimee, are the parents of four children.
Eva Witesman reimagines the ways in which organizations and institutions can serve humanity. Through her Corporate Social Strategy Initiative at BYU, she has developed a framework for leveraging the core strengths of business in helping individuals and society to reach their highest potential. Her focus on social impact also extends to the public and nonprofit sectors, where she trains others in social impact measurement, program evaluation and monitoring, and strategic management. Her research innovates our understanding of the blurring boundaries between for-profit, nonprofit, and government institutions, and examines core values and practices that can help individuals, organizations, and society to thrive. She enjoys her appointment as associate professor of public management at Brigham Young University, and lives in Springville with her husband, children, animals, fruit trees and bees.
Amy Rees Anderson is the Managing Partner of REES Capital, an angel investing firm. Amy has been a contributor to both Forbes and the Huffington Post and is the author of the book, “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel In Business & Life”. She is an in-demand keynote speaker, and an invited lecturer at a number of Universities.
Prior to founding REES Capital, Amy Rees Anderson was formerly the founder and CEO of MediConnect Global, Inc., one of the largest cloud-based health information exchanges. In
March 2012, Amy successfully led MediConnect to being acquired by Verisk Analytics (VRSK) for over $377 million.
Upon selling her company, Amy founded the IPOP Foundation (In Pursuit of Perfection), a charity focused on helping promote, educate and perpetuate entrepreneurship as a pathway to self-reliance.
In 2018, Amy partnered with the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University to launch the Amy Rees Anderson Academic Entrepreneur’s Program.
Amy has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards which include receiving the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, being named CEO of the Year, and being the first women to be named BYU’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Amy has been featured on the cover of Inc. Magazine, in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fast Company, Bloomberg, Businessweek and many other national publications as a result of her many accomplishments. In 2015, Amy received an honorary PhD.
Amy serves on the boards of numerous organizations, including: Chair of UVU National Advisory Board for Woodbury School of Business; Co-Chair of BYU’s Wheatley Institute Ethics Advisory Council; BYU Founders Board; University of Utah National Advisory Board for David Eccles School of Business and The Center for Medical Innovation; USU’s Entrepreneur Founders Board; Stella Oaks Foundation; AMAR Foundation; and Hale Center Theater Board.
Douglas D. Anderson is the Dean of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Professor of Leadership. During 2016 he was Visiting Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. There he taught the required, first-year MBA course in Leadership and Corporate Accountability.
Anderson’s academic career started at Harvard University where he taught the introductory course in economics to Harvard College undergraduates while finishing his Ph.D. in political economy and government. He joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1978. During the course of the next decade he taught in both the MBA and executive programs of HBS.
In 1981 he interrupted his academic career to take a two-year leave of absence, serving first as Deputy Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Treasury, and then as director of corporate development for Bendix Corporation, in Southfield, Michigan. When Bendix failed in an attempt to take over the Martin Marietta Corporation and was instead taken over by Allied Corporation, Anderson was named Executive Secretary of the Allied/Bendix Joint Merger Management Task Force.
In 1987 he left Harvard to start a consulting firm, the Center for Executive Development (CED) with three other, former Harvard Business School professors. CED quickly established itself as the leading firm in the market for custom corporate executive education, with clients primarily drawn from the Global 2000. He served as managing partner of CED for the next 25 years, serving as the lead partner on many client service teams and working at the intersection of strategy, leadership, and change. A partial list of his clients included the following: AT&T, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Lucent Technologies, Merrill Lynch, Florida Power & Light, PricewaterhouseCoopers, British Petroleum, Marsh, Random House, Reader’s Digest, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, United Technologies, and the United States Internal Revenue Service. He worked with Lee Iacocca when his company was hired by Chrysler. At the invitation of the senior partners of PriceWaterhouse-US and PriceWaterhouse-Europe, he served as outside chairman of the partnership’s Task Force on Governance.
In 2006 he stepped down from day-to-day responsibility at CED to become dean of the College of Business at his alma mater, Utah State University (USU). The next year he was instrumental in securing a $25 million gift from Jon M. Huntsman for the college, which was renamed the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, in his honor. Since then Anderson has led a dramatic transformation of the Huntsman School.
A native of Utah, Dr. Anderson served as a member and vice chair of the USU Board of Trustees, as a board member of the USU Research Foundation, and as a member of the Old Main Society, prior to becoming dean. He has also represented the University on the board of the Utah Foundation for seven years. He is currently a member of the board of the Kem C. Gardner Institute of Policy. As a student at USU, he received the Robins Award, the University’s highest honor for “Achievement of the Year,” for his work as editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper.
Dr. Anderson and his wife, Katherine (Wirthlin Cannon), are the parents of seven children and twenty-two grandchildren.
Bodvarsson holds a Ph.D. in economics from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he specialized in labor economics. His BS in economics with honors is from Oregon State University as is his MS in agricultural and resource economics. Among his many accomplishments, he has taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he won multiple teaching awards, serves as a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany, was vice president of the Chinese Economics Society, and was associate editor of the Social Science Journal. He is widely published, with recent articles on migration theory, and, with Hendrik F. Van den Berg, a volume that is in its second edition, “The Economics of Immigration: Theory and Policy.”
Bodvarsson is married to Mary Bodvarsson, a consulting educational psychologist. Outside of his profession and family, his passions are playing classical piano, Rotary and community service, investing in the stock market, and enjoying the outdoors, especially in Oregon.
Rebekah Brau is an Assistant Professor of Global Supply Chain Management in the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University. Her research passions include the value creation of analytics in supply chains and the integration of model forecasts and human judgment. Her research has received the Doctoral Dissertation Award and first place for the Best Practical Application from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Her research has also been nominated for the Chan Hahn Best Paper Award as well as the Best Student Paper Award at the Academy of Management (AOM). She has been an invited presenter at companies such as Walmart International and Plug and Play Tech Center.
Rebekah received her PhD in Supply Chain Management from the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. She also received her MS in Instructional Psychology and Technology as well as her BS in Business Management from Brigham Young University. She is an active participant in professional organizations such as the Academy of Management (AOM), the Council of Supply Chain Management (CSCMP), the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), and the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).
Jim Brau is the Joel C. Peterson Professor of Finance at the Marriott School and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance. He received his undergraduate training at the United States Military Academy at West Point and served three years as an active duty Airborne Ranger infantry officer in the United States Army and another five years in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves. While in the reserves, Jim earned his PhD from Florida State University in business administration and finance with a support area in econometrics. Jim joined the Marriott School faculty in April 1999 and was honorably discharged as an Army Captain in June 1999. In 2004, Jim earned the Charted Financial Analyst designation and in 2019 he earned the Certified Financial PlannerTM designation.
Jim's research interests include issues pertaining to initial public offerings, entrepreneurial finance, financial education, and real estate. He currently has a scholarship H-Index of 24. He has over 90 academic presentations and published 60 peer-reviewed articles to include articles in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Real Estate Economics and Finance, and Journal of Real Estate Research among others. He teaches corporate and entrepreneurial finance to university-wide students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Along with serving as editor of the Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, Jim is on the editorial review board of the Journal of Business Venturing. In addition to peer-reviewed articles, Jim has coauthored four textbooks: Principles of Finance: Intuition and Analysis, Financial Analysis and Management (for MBAs), Finance Skills for Managers, and Introduction to Modern Business.
Among his awards are West Point Distinguished Cadet (top 5% of Senior class in academics, physical fitness, and leadership), West Point dean's list all eight semesters, FSU Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award (Valedictorian), three FSU teaching awards (one college level and two university level), seven BYU teaching awards (five department level and two college level), three BYU research awards (two department level and one college level), three BYU outstanding citizen awards (one department level and two university level), four best-paper awards, 14 lead-articles, and the BYU University Young Scholar Award (university-wide).
Jim consults with firms, NGOs, entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists. His consulting focuses on corporate finance/financial management, start-up financing, venture valuation, business plan construction, and harvest strategies. Jim also serves as an expert witness in finance-related lawsuits.
Perhaps his best accomplishment in life was when Jim married Michelle West in 1991 in the Jordan River Temple. They are the proud parents of four adult children, one granddaughter, two grandcats, and a granddog. He currently serves as a first counselor in a YSA bishopric. In his free time, Jim enjoys family activities, bodybuilding, reading, and 1980s country music.
- Certified Financial Planner, Financial Planning, CFP Board, 2019
- Chartered Financial Analyst, Finance, CFA Institute, 2004
- PhD, Finance, Florida State University, 1999
- BS, Geography, United States Military Academy, West Point, 1991
Jeffrey Brown is the Josef and Margot Lakonishok Endowed Professor of Business and Dean of Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also serves as a professor of finance and was the founding director of the Center for Business and Public Policy.
Jeff is co-director of the Disability and Retirement Research Center at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge, MA; a trustee and chair of the Investment Committee for TIAA; a member of the Governing Board of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ); vice chair of the Board of Managers of UI Singapore Research LLC; and a member of the Advisory Board of the Urban Institute/Brookings Institution’s Tax Policy Center.
Previously, he has served as a senior economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He earned his PhD in economics from MIT, his MPP from Harvard, and his BA from Miami University (Ohio).
Dan Burton serves as CEO of Health Catalyst, a healthcare data warehousing and analytics company. He became involved with Health Catalyst when it was a three-person startup. Mr. Burton is also the co-founder of HB Ventures, the first outside equity holder in Health Catalyst. Prior to Health Catalyst and HB Ventures, Mr. Burton led the Corporate Strategy Group at Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU). He also spent eight years with Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) in strategy and marketing management roles. Before joining HP he was an associate consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised healthcare systems and technology companies. Mr. Burton holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard University, where he was elected a George F. Baker Scholar, and a BS in economics, magna cum laude, from BYU.
Kim Cameron is the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education, both at the University of Michigan. Past assignments include serving as Associate Dean in the Ross School of Business, Dean of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and Associate Dean in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Ricks College. He directed the Organizational Studies Division of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems in Boulder, Colorado.
He co-founded the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan and helped launch a field of study focused on examining how individuals and organizations flourish by achieving extraordinarily positive performance. His research on organizational virtuousness, downsizing, effectiveness, culture, and the development of leadership excellence has been published in more than 130 academic articles and 15 scholarly books. He was recently recognized as being among the top 10 scholars in the organizational sciences whose work has been most frequently downloaded from Google.
He received BS and MS degrees from Brigham Young University and MA and PhD degrees from Yale University. He consults with a variety of business, government, and educational organizations in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Ahmad Corbitt received an undergraduate degree in sociology from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and a law degree from Rutgers University School of Law. He worked as a trial lawyer, executive director of corporate communications and associate general counsel of a Delaware company and vice president and general counsel of a New York public relations firm. Ahmad Corbitt was director of the Church’s New York Public Affairs office. He currently works for the Church’s Missionary Department.
Ahmad Corbitt’s past voluntary service includes time as a full-time missionary in the Puerto Rico San Juan Mission, stake president, and president of the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Mission.
Ahmad Corbitt was born in Philadelphia. He and his wife, Jayne, have six children and 11 grandchildren.
Dr. Michelle R. Darnell is currently Director of the Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, as well Honor and Integrity Director and Associate Clinical Professor in Management, at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business. Dr. Darnell’s primary focus is on creating and sustaining practical initiatives that actively engage and bring together University stakeholders with the intent of supporting responsible business activity. She holds Bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Biology from the University of San Diego, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Purdue University. Dr. Darnell additionally completed an AACSB Post-Doctoral Program at the University of Florida in Management and Marketing.
With more than 20 years of experience working in higher education, Dr. Darnell has extensive experience teaching courses on Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Organizational Behavior, as well as creating and implementing co-curricular experiential learning activities for students to develop ethical leadership skills. In addition to her work at various universities, Dr. Darnell also has worked as an independent consultant for business, government, and educational entities that are looking to resolve ethical issues or provide employee centered workshops on ethical decision making and building ethical organizational cultures.
Suzie has devoted her professional career to the healthcare industry, including more than 10 years in a variety of clinical settings, and over 30 years in Medical Records, Physician Services, Data Privacy & Security, and Corporate Compliance. She cofounded Intermountain’s Compliance Program and has overseen its growth and development since its formalized inception in 1997.
Suzie serves on the Brigham Young University Wheatley Institute of Ethics. She also currently serves as member of the Presbyterian Healthcare Services Compliance and Audit Committee in Albuquerque, as a member of the Girl Scouts of Utah Board, and as a member of the Women Tech Council Industry Board. Suzie is a member of several professional organizations (HCCA, SCCE, HFMA). She has served on several state healthcare task forces, and is a frequently sought out speaker, addressing national medical societies, national compliance and specialty associations, multi-state healthcare task forces, state hospital associations, and local college and university classes.
Matthew Droz is an experienced U.S. lawyer and compliance expert. He currently works for ExxonMobil as part of a multinational joint venture in Mozambique where is tasked with building and administering the joint venture's legal and compliance programs.
Droz's experience with ExxonMobil includes establishing the Ethics & Compliance program for a multinational joint venture operating in Kazakhstan; serving as legal and compliance contact for projects in Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, and Romania; and primary legal and compliance counsel for global marine transportation and refinery operations in Nicaragua and El Salvador. Early in his career, he worked as an associate attorney at Baker Botts and Holland & Hart LLP.
Droz graduated with a Master of Laws and Juris Doctorate from Duke University School of Law and also a Bachelors from Duke University. He currrenlty serves on the board of directors for American International School of Mozambique, and has previously served on the Ethics Advisory Council for the Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University, and as an advisory board member for QSI International School of Atyrau.
Susan Fournier is Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of the Questrom School of Business at Boston University and Professor of Marketing. She is the School’s first woman dean and its first academic dean in over 40 years.
Susan is in her 27th year as a marketing academic, 16 of these at Questrom. She held several leadership positions at the School including Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Research and Director of the MBA and PhD Programs. Prior to Questrom, she served on the faculty at Harvard Business School and Dartmouth Tuck School.
Dr. Geoffrey Garrett holds the Robert R. Dockson Dean’s Chair in Business Administration and is Professor of Management and Organization. He previously served as dean of the Wharton School from 2014 until 2020. Garrett taught at USC from 2005-2008 as a professor of international relations, business administration, communications and law while also serving as the President of the Pacific Council on International Policy. A distinguished international political economist, Garrett has held academic appointments at Oxford, Stanford and Yale universities. Garrett holds a BA (Honors) from the Australian National University, and an MA and Ph.D. from Duke University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.
As author of The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility, Marilyn Gist guides leaders in creating thriving organizations and great results. Imagine a world in which all leaders feel and display a deep regard for others’ dignity. This is what humility means and it helps leaders resolve conflict, increase engagement, and optimize performance. Marilyn has extensively studied why leader humility is the essential foundation of all healthy organizations and validated her work with interviews of prominent CEOs of companies ranging from the Mayo Clinic and Ford to Starbucks and Costco. She adds value through ground-breaking insight: the six keys required for leaders to work together well with all stakeholders. According to Marshall Goldsmith, “Marilyn Gist’s The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility, is a must-read for every leader.” This bestselling book has been featured in Forbes and Quartz, and Marilyn’s ideas on leader humility have appeared in The Hill, CEOWorld, Sirius SM Wharton Radio, and numerous podcasts. Ken Blanchard who authored The One-Minute Manager says, “This inspiring book belongs on the desk of every CEO and politician in America.”
Based on this work, Marilyn consults widely and is a keynote speaker on topics emphasizing NextGen Leadership, Rising out of Crisis, and Get Off the Sidelines and Into the Game (the latter being geared toward female leaders). A recognized expert, Marilyn brings direct leadership experience along with academic credentials. As former Associate Dean, Professor of Management, and Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Formation, she led the design and development of Seattle University’s Leadership EMBA degree program from its inception in 2006 to rank as high as #11 in the nation by US News and World Report. She began her academic career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She later joined the University of Washington where she held the Boeing Endowed Professorship of Business Management and served as Faculty Director of Executive MBA programs for many years. Her research has been highly cited by others, demonstrating exceptional thought leadership.
Marilyn earned her BA from Howard University and her MBA and PhD from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, Marshall Goldsmith 100, and the International Women’s Forum.
Brian is founding president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation. Brian is the world’s leading expert on the relationship between religious freedom and the economy.
Brian holds a doctorate in quantitative sociology from Penn State and is author of scores of academic articles and books. He is former chair of the World Economic Forum’s global council on the role of faith and a speaker at Davos. Brian was previously a senior researcher and director of international data at the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC. He lived and worked in China, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the former USSR, where he was instrumental in setting up the first western-style business school in the Soviet Union, which was dissolved in his office building.
Brian’s recent widely reported research finds that religion contributes $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, more than the combined revenues of the top 10 technology U.S. companies including Apple, Amazon and Google.
Brian also supports and works closely with the “Business for Peace” platform of the United Nations Global Compact. He is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a regular speaker at the annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion.
Brian is a global expert on international religious demography and the socio-economic impact of restrictions on religious freedom. He is a research associate at Boston University’s Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs (CURA) and a Non-Resident Scholar at the Institute for the Studies of Religion (ISR) at Baylor University. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute in Washington, DC.
Brian was previously an advisor for the religion & geopolitics project of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and an associate scholar at the Religious Liberty Project at Georgetown University. He was a speaker at the first-ever Vatican TEDx event at the Vatican.
Prior to becoming the Foundation’s founding president in 2014, Brian directed the largest social science effort to collect and analyze global data on religion at the Pew Research Center. His books include The Price of Freedom Denied (Cambridge Univ. Press), The World Religion Database (Brill), The World’s Religions in Figures (Wiley) and The Yearbook of International Religious Demography (Brill). He and his wife, Julia Beth, are co-authors of Grims’ New Fairy Tales of Love Overcoming Evil.
Brian has appeared as an expert on global religion on numerous media outlets, including CNN, BBC, Fox, CBS, C-SPAN, and regularly presents to high level audiences throughout the world including the White House, State Department, European Parliament, the Vatican, and various the United Nations bodies including the Human Rights Council, and the UN Alliance of Civilizations and the UN Global Compact.
Brian is recipient of many academic and civic awards, including:
- 2018 World Peace Award
- 2017 Korean Peninsula Peace Prize
- 2017 Pontifical University Religious Freedom Award
- 2016 Distinguished Article Award from the American Sociological Association
- 2016 Religious Freedom Award, from the North American Religious Liberty Association
- 2012 European Population Association Research Award
- 2010 World Association for Public Opinion Research outstanding research article award
- 2009 Distinguished Article Award from the American Sociological Association
Jeff started his career at a small venture firm after graduating college. He joined Peter in founding Seva and considers it the best decision he has ever made right after marrying his wife Megan. He lives with Megan and their 3 (almost 4) kids in Utah.
Peter is currently the President & CEO of Dynamic Infusion Therapy, a specialty nursing services and supply organization. Prior to DIT, Peter has held executive positions at a dozen companies serving customers across the nation and the globe. His experience includes roles at a global leader in aviation education, a provider of interpretation services offering more than 200 languages to support premiere healthcare organizations, the nation’s largest medical adult day services provider, a national staffing firm, the nation’s largest hospice care organization, a real estate services firm providing executive office suites in the U.S. and abroad, and the largest owner and operator of Jiffy Lube stores. He has also served as a board member for 15 companies in education, healthcare, real estate, and other retail and manufacturing businesses.
Peter holds a BA in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and Political Science from Northwestern University and a JD from Harvard Law School.
Ann E. Harrison became the 15th dean of the Haas School of Business on Jan. 1, 2019. A renowned economist, she has dedicated her career to creating inclusive and sustainable policies in development economics, international trade, and global labor markets.
Harrison came to Haas from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where she was a professor of multinational management and business economics and public policy. Before joining Wharton in 2012, she was the director of development policy at the World Bank, where she co-managed a team of 300 researchers and staff.
Harrison has deep Berkeley roots. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley with a double major in economics and history. She also served as a professor of Berkeley’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics from 2001 to 2011.
Harrison is one of the most highly-cited scholars globally on foreign investment and multinational firms. She is the author of dozens of journal articles and the editor of three books, including Globalization and Poverty and The Factory-Free Economy: Outsourcing, Servitization, and the Future of Industry. In 2017, Harrison and her co-authors were awarded the prestigious Sun Yefang Prize by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The prize, given every two years, is considered one of China’s most prestigious honors in economics.
As director of development policy at the World Bank, Harrison reformed its process for allocating research funds and oversaw the institution’s flagship publications. She convinced the World Bank’s president to release all historical records on project loans, a milestone in increasing transparency.
Harrison has been interviewed about global trade policies and manufacturing by top publications including Bloomberg, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times.
In addition to Berkeley and Wharton, Harrison has held positions at Columbia Business School, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the University of Paris. She has lectured at most major U.S. universities and in India, China, Latin America, Europe, the Philippines, and North Africa.
Harrison earned her PhD in economics from Princeton University. She also holds a DEUG (diplôme d’études universitaires générales) from the University of Paris. Born in France, she is a dual citizen of the U.S. and France.
Paul Lambert currently runs his own consulting practice, advising and consulting in higher, continuing, and executive education. He also advises on First Amendment issues. Prior to running his own practice, Paul was Assistant Dean at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. In this capacity, he was responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of continuing education programs as well as internal development programs for the university. Internal to Georgetown, Paul managed programs with a focus on improving collaboration across the university enterprise, establishing a common focus among key university stakeholders, and applying innovation practices to university-specific challenges and higher education trends. Externally, Paul worked with organizations around the world to develop and deliver executive education programs that extended Georgetown’s reach, furthered its reputation globally, and provided critical revenue streams to the school and university enterprise. Program topics included global leadership, geopolitics, foreign affairs, religion, government, business & policy, management, and strategy.
Paul has also held numerous leadership roles in other education-focused organizations, including leading the development of the Freedom Forum Institute’s first executive education capability and program for business leaders, which is now offered throughout the United States. Paul also served on the executive education advisory board for the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy as the school worked to create its first global offerings in custom executive education. Paul is an active member of the Consortium for University-based Executive Education (UNICON), a global consortium for university-based executive education for business and government entities. In addition, Paul serves on the Board of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation and as a Senior Business Fellow and Education Consultant at the Freedom Forum Institute. He is also the recipient of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the highest award available for civilian service from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Brad Oates once had a distinguished professional football career in the National Football League (“NFL”) after a noted athletic career at Brigham Young University (“BYU”) where Brad was a two-time captain of the football team and was named to the 1975 Associated Press All-American Team. Brad augmented his off-seasons in the NFL by attending law school at BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. He graduated with honors in 1982, and he was awarded the Professional Responsibility Award by the Utah Bar Association.
In 1985, Brad began his professional business career in Texas, beginning with the banking industry, and developed a noted reputation for successful troubled bank turnarounds. Brad is currently Chairman of Stone Advisors, LP, a Dallas-based business advisory and resolutions firm. Former senior executive positions include: Chairman of NFC Global; Chairman of Universal Hardwood Flooring; Chairman of eBureau; Chairman of RiskWise International; President of LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group; Executive Vice President of Stone Capital; President/COO of Bluebonnet Savings Bank; and SVP/General Counsel of Stockton Savings Bank. Brad is Director Certified by NACD, and holds an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors.
Brad serves as an Independent Director at CIT Group (NYSE:CIT), and as a Board Member at Modere, Inc. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance that is associated with the Jindal School of Business at University of Texas – Dallas. He is a former Chairman of the Texas Savings and Community Bankers Association.
Brad is a widely-respected presenter and speaker on business ethics, corporate governance, stakeholder capitalism, risk management, organizational leadership, and business strategy. He has authored a number of articles on corporate governance, including “What Corporate America Can Learn About Self-Governance From Championship
Dale Prows is Global Head of Commercial Solutions for Nikola Motor Company who is building heavy duty hydrogen powered trucks and a hydrogen fueling station network in North America and in Europe. Dale has over 25 years of business leadership experience in petrochemicals, industrial metals, and in the service sectors. He started his career in industrial sales and earned positions of increasing responsibility in sales and supply chain management during his tenure with Huntsman Corporation, Nova Chemicals, Indalex and ServiceMaster. Serving as Vice President at several multi-national companies, Dale managed billion dollar budgets and drove stakeholder value by improving top and bottom line performance. Having lived and worked across the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America, Dale has built effective business relationships with people on nearly every continent. His mastery of win/win outcomes has won the confidence of both clients and colleagues.
Dale earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management and completed MBA coursework at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Business School. He prides himself on building and leading high performing teams. He and his wife, Linda have three wonderful married children, one grandson and a granddaughter coming in January 2022.
Wm. Gerard (Gerry) Sanders was appointed Dean of UNLV’s Lee Business School on January 1, 2021. Previously, he served as Dean and Bodenstedt Chair of the College of Business at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for seven years. Before arriving at UTSA, Dr. Sanders served as a professor of strategic management and area leader of the Strategy and Environment faculty group in the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University from 2008 to 2013. He began his academic career at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University in 1996 as an Assistant Professor, being promoted to Associate Professor in 2002 and Full Professor in 2008. He earned a Ph.D. in management from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996.
As a professor, Sanders’ research focused on the intersection of corporate governance and executive leadership, with a particular interest in their effects on firm strategy and performance. His research has been published in leading management journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Human Resource Management. His work on the effects of stock option pay has been featured in major news outlets such as the New York Times, the Economist, BusinessWeek, CFO, and on National Public Radio’s Marketplace. Additionally, Dr. Sanders served as an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal between 2007 and 2010. Before receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Sanders spent more than a decade working for both publicly held and private enterprises in the field of institutional commercial real estate investment.
Beth Walker is Dean, College of Business at Colorado State University. Before joining CSU, Beth was the AT&T Professor and Associate Dean, MBA Programs, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.
Beth’s research interests are centered on cross-functional working relationships in the development of marketing strategy and on isolating the characteristics of high-performance account managers. Her research has been published in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Sloan Management Review, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Journal of Services Research, and Journal of Retailing, among others. Beth is a recipient of the prestigious Harold Maynard Award from the Journal of Marketing, the Richard Beckhard Prize for her contribution to the MIT Sloan Management Review, and the 2021 Davidson Award for the best paper published in Journal of Retailing. In 2021, Beth was distinguished as American Marketing Association (AMA) Fellow, a discipline-wide distinction for her significant contributions to the research, theory, and practice of marketing.
Beth currently serves on the AMA Foundation board, served on the AMA, Board of Directors, and was President, AMA, Academic Division. She was recently recognized as a Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in Colorado. Beth has consulted on strategy issues for State Farm Insurance, IBM Global Services, Lucent Technologies, Yellow Transportation, Honeywell, and AT&T.
The dean of the Penn State Smeal College of Business oversees all aspects of one of the largest business schools in the nation. Smeal offers highly ranked programs to more than 6,000 students at all levels; supports the research activities of faculty members in six academic departments; is home to a network of leading research centers in business; and features an alumni network of more than 90,000 Smeal graduates around the world.
Whiteman, who has more than 39 years of experience in higher education and business, assumed the leadership position at Smeal in July 2012. Prior to joining Penn State, he
was senior associate dean for the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa.
During a career that began as an instructor at Iowa in 1980, Whiteman advanced through the faculty ranks to become a chaired professor and served in a variety of administrative roles including chair of the Department of Economics, director of the Institute for Economic Research, and interim dean.
Whiteman holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Kansas. His academic expertise is in macroeconomics, econometrics, and economic forecasting. He has conducted research that has been supported by a number of grants from the National Science Foundation, published dozens of academic papers, written two books, and served as associate editor of several economics journals. He has also advised the state of Iowa’s Department of Management on economic issues and served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City, Atlanta, Cleveland, and Minneapolis.
Whiteman’s initiatives for the Smeal College include a certificate program to enable more non-business majors to learn business fundamentals, increasing quality online offerings, dramatically increasing Smeal’s Professional Graduate Programs, increasing participation by students in study abroad programs, and guiding the creation of the Center for the Business of Sustainability and the Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility.
Gretchen A. Winter, J.D. is Executive Director of the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society and Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received a Dean’s Impact Award for outstanding contributions to the Gies College of Business including her work with Business 101: An Introduction to Professional Responsibility, a class that builds ethical decision-making habits for all incoming students in Gies. She teaches BADM 340, an elective course that delves more deeply into professional responsibility and ethical dilemmas students are likely to face in business settings, and law classes that introduce JD and master’s students to organizational ethics and compliance programs. She is coordinating the “Business Ethics Pioneers” project, a series of interviews with academics and practitioners who founded the field.
Ms. Winter is an Adjunct Professor in the University of Illinois College of Law and the Grainger College of Engineering City Scholars Program. She is a Visiting Professor at the CY Cergy Paris Universite School of Law and faculty for Practising Law Institute, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and Ethics and Compliance Initiative educational programs. She is on the editorial advisory board of Ethikos.
Ms. Winter chairs the Association of Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl ® Committee and serves on the APPE Board. She also chaired the APPE Executive Board, the Leadership Fellows Association of Leadership Greater Chicago, and the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association Board of Directors. She chaired and later served as Program Director for The Conference Board’s Global Business Conduct Council.
Prior to joining the Center, she worked at Baxter International Inc. in a variety of roles, including more than a decade as Vice President and Counsel, Business Practices. In that role, she developed and implemented the company's global ethics program. Ms. Winter also practiced law with the firm of Seyfarth, Shaw. Before law school, she worked as staff for the State of Illinois General Assembly and later was elected to the Illinois Legislative Staff Hall of Fame.
Ms. Winter received her J.D. from the University of Chicago and her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Justin B. Ames is an assistant professor of business strategy at the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business. Justin joined the University of Michigan-Dearborn faculty in 2019 upon completing his post-doctoral work at Brigham Young University as a research fellow in the Wheatley Institution Ethics Initiative. He received his Ph.D. in Management from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, his Bachelor’s in Management from Brigham Young University-Provo, and his Associate’s in Business from Brigham Young University-Provo.
His primary research interests are in behavioral ethics phenomena within manager and executive populations embedded in strategic, CSR-related decision-making contexts. His peer-reviewed research has appeared in the Annual Proceedings of the Academy of Management, and the Society of Business Ethics. In recognition of his research, he received the Founder’s Award from the Society of Business Ethics and named a Research Associate with the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. His former fellowships include partnerships with the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, the Design and Innovation Department at Case Western Reserve University, and the Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University.
Justin has 15 years of industry experience as an operations executive, working both internationally and stateside. He is a proud father of four children, and has been married to his amazing wife Diane for 17 years.
Sean Bair is the founder and CEO of Nouri.ai and ZooWho Inc. He is an entrepreneur, software developer, author, and a former crime fighter. In the early 90’s he developed an application that revolutionized the way law enforcement and the defense industry analyze data. This application pushed boundaries in identifying, analyzing, and resolving crime series and patterns.
BAIR Analytics was formed shortly after that and grew to have thousands of police agencies, the Department of Defense, and major retailers such as Walmart, Macy’s, and Target, using its software and analytical techniques to fight crime and neutralize insurgents on the battlefield. LexisNexis acquired BAIR Analytics in 2015.
After a successful exit, Sean began working in commercial and residential real estate. During this time, he had the idea to develop an app that would help people recall important facts, dates, and information, deepen relationships with friends, family, and business associates, and become like a personal CRM to everyone with a mobile device. The resulting apps, Circles: Your CRM, and Nouri are available for both Android and IOS. Mr. Bair hopes that Circles and Nouri help people better organize and care for their growing social and professional networks.
Bair earned his bachelor's degree in justice studies from Arizona State University, an MBA from University of Denver - Daniels College of Business, and has done work toward a doctorate in Statistics.
Reynold Byers is Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business. He teaches a wide range of SCM courses in ASU’s graduate programs including the Full-time, Evening, and Online MBA programs. He currently serves as Assistant Department Chair and teaching lead for the SCM department and has served in many faculty service roles in the MBA programs. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester along with an M.S. in Management Science. He also has a BS and MS in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. His research interests are in the teaching effectiveness, service operations, particularly the effect of technology on retail banking and phone center management, and ethicality in supplier contracting.
When Reynold is not teaching, he likely is at home with his wife and children or out mountain biking or doing triathlons in the Arizona desert.
James Caldwell is a Professor of Management at the Harrison College of Business and Computing at Southeast Missouri State University. He teaches business strategy, leadership, cross-cultural management, and business ethics. He has also served as the Director of Graduate Business Studies and is currently the Interim Director of International Business Programs.
He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, and an MBA from Willamette University.
His primary research interests include behavioral ethics, trust, leadership, and cross-cultural management. He is published in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, and Marketing Management Journal. He has presented his research at a variety of conferences and meetings, including the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting, and Ethics Resource Center Fellows Meeting.
Dr. Caldwell spent a decade working in industry for multi-national corporations including Corel (WordPerfect), Novell, Intel, and FranklinCovey. He has consulted in a variety of industries and sectors to include mobile telecom, internet broadband and cable, technology transfer, banking, pharmacy, insurance, and manufacturing. He has also worked with not-for-profit organizations and governments.
Attorney with over 30 years of international legal experience.
Legal Manager for Occidental Petroleum Corporation in Ecuador (3 years) and Qatar (7 years). While living in Qatar, he also served as OXY’s Managing Counsel for the Middle East (Pakistan, Oman, Qatar and Yemen).
He worked 17 years with the Office of General Counsel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which includes 14 years as its Area Legal Counsel in Mexico (4 years), Peru (4 years), Brazil (3 years) and Dominican Republic (3 years).
James H. Davis has been with Utah State University since 2011 where he serves as Department Head of Marketing and Strategy Department (MSLE) and Vernon M. and MaRee C. Buehler Endowed Professorof Management. He received his Ph.D. in corporate strategy from the University of Iowa, M.B.A. from Idaho State University and M.Ed. and B.A. from Brigham Young University. His areas of specialization are strategic planning, family business, change management, entrepreneurship, and international management.
Prior to arriving at Utah State University, Dr. Davis was a Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He was the founding director of the nationally recognized Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. In the 10 years, he served as director for the center, it was consistently ranked among the top 20 programs of the country and received the NASDAQ Center of Excellence Award. At Notre Dame, Professor Davis was named the John F. O’Shaughnessy Chair of Family Enterprises and the Ray and Milan Siegfried Director of Entrepreneurial Studies. In 2005, he was given the University of Notre Dame President’s Award for his contributions to the University. He received the Notre Dame College of Business M.B.A. Outstanding Professor of the Year award in 1996, 1998 and 1999. He was named Outstanding Professor by Purdue University’s German International School of Management Administration in 2001. He was recognized as the 2002 Inspirational Teacher of the Year for Notre Dame’s executive programs. He received a Kaneb award for outstanding undergraduate teaching in 2003.
His research interests and publications are in the areas of corporate governance, strategic decision-making, trust, stewardship, and social capital. His articles have appeared in many publications including the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Education and International Journal of Value-Based Management. The Academy of Management recently recognized his research on trust as the best theoretical research of the second decade. He has served on the editorial boards for the Academy of Management Review and Business Horizons. He now serves on the board for Journal of Venture Capital and the Journal of Trust Research.
Professor Davis has designed and taught executive development workshops to a wide range of corporations and trade associations throughout the world. He has worked with a number of companies with strategic planning throughout the world including Continental Tire (Europe, China, India, Malaysia, Brazil), Sennheiser (Germany, North America), Koerber (Germany, China), Bayer (North America and Germany), Lanxess (North America and Germany), Far Eastern Group (Taiwan), Commodities Exchange and Government of Estonia, Cape Union Mart (South Africa) and Seminarium (Chile, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, etc). He designed an experiential learning approach at the University of Notre Dame that has partnered Notre Dame College of Business Students with hundreds of organizations (for and not-for-profit) throughout the world.
Dr. Dixon is an expert on work and social interactions. He did his doctoral training at the Stanford program for Work, Technology, and Organizations, where he focused on the social processes of innovation, invention, and the creation of productive team dynamics. He also has a Master's Degree in Sociology as well as one in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford. He then took a position as the head of the Business Program at Southern Virginia University, where he was hired to revamp the program, and where he still is. He recently combined his backgrounds in sociology and business to develop and teach a business elective course on race in America.
Craig Galli advises clients on complex regulatory compliance issues not only in the energy and natural resources sector, but in other industry sectors as well. He defends corporate and individual clients in litigation arising under both civil and criminal laws. Craig has handled more than 50 litigation matters to judgment and uses his skills as a former Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C., to litigate and settle enforcement actions and other civil and criminal litigation.
Environmental and Natural Resources Litigation. Craig has defended companies in the mining, energy, transportation, defense contractors, land development, and manufacturing industry sectors in a variety of environmental enforcement actions, citizen suits, and cost recovery actions in state and federal court and before administrative agencies in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Washington, and other states. Craig cut his teeth in environmental litigation as a young DOJ trial lawyer litigating the nine-month Love Canal trial in Buffalo, New York.
Government and Internal Investigations. Craig has led internal investigations and defended companies subject to high-profile civil and criminal government investigations. Many of these cases involved sensitive whistleblower allegations.
Complex Compliance, Permitting and Due Diligence Matters. Craig routinely advises corporate clients on enhancing compliance programs and developing compliance procedures and training programs. He also represents clients on permitting matters and conducting due diligence for projects where litigation risks are high.
International Legal Matters. With assistance from local foreign counsel, Craig has advised clients on natural resources project development and compliance matters in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Brazil. While on assignment for the LDS Church, he also handled a wide variety of legal compliance and transactional matters in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Chile. Craig speaks fluent Spanish.
Deanna Geddes is Associate Dean for Fox and STHM Graduate Programs, as well as Professor and former Chair of the Department of Human Resource Management in the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Her doctorate degree is from Purdue University in the fields of organizational communication and industrial psychology. She teaches at all levels in academe including undergraduate and graduate programs (i.e., MBA, MS, PhD, and EDBA). Her motto as an instructor is to “help students think new thoughts in ways that enhance their professional and personal lives.”
Dr. Geddes is recognized as a pioneer in information technology use in the classroom and the recipient of several teaching honors including the Fox Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Musser Award for Leadership in Teaching, and Teacher of the Year for both full-time and part-time MBA programs. She has served as a management consultant to government, financial, pharmaceutical, insurance, and retail corporations.
Dr. Geddes’s award-winning research on anger has been featured on CNN, BBC, ABC World News Tonight and several major media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York and Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and the BBC. Her conceptual work and empirical studies appear in various prestigious academic journals including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, UPenn’s Journal of Business Law, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, Journal of Business Ethics, Aggressive Behavior and Management Communication Quarterly, among others. Her research interests focus on emotion at work, particularly workplace anger, and performance feedback practices.
David Glew is an Associate Dean in the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Previously, he taught in the business school at The University of Tulsa. David was born and raised in California on the San Francisco peninsula.
He attended Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources in 1991 and a Master’s degree in Organizational Behavior in 1993. In 1999, he received a Ph.D. in Management from Texas A&M University.
David’s research has been published in a variety of academic and practitioner journals. He currently teaches MBA courses in management, and undergraduate courses in negotiation and organizational behavior. David is married and has four children.
Dr. H. Daniel Heist is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Nonprofit Management in the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics at Brigham Young University. Dr. Heist earned a BA from Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and a PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on charitable giving, philanthropy, and volunteering. His nine years of professional fundraising experience inform his research and teaching. Dr. Heist is a leading expert on donor-advised fund research and co-founder of the Donor-Advised Fund Research Collaborative. Dan and his wife Katie have five children.
Robert E. Hoskisson is the George R. Brown Emeritus Chair of Strategic Management at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University. Dr. Hoskisson received his Ph.D. from the University of California-Irvine.
His research topics focus on corporate governance, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate and international diversification, and cooperative strategy. He has taught courses in corporate and international strategic management, cooperative strategy, and strategy consulting. He has co-authored over 30 books, including recent books on business strategy and competitive advantage. He has a recent book entitled Understanding and Managing Strategic Governance published by Wiley (https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Understanding+and+Managing+Strategic+Governance-p-9781119798286).
Dr. Hoskisson has served on several editorial boards for such publications as the Strategic Management Journal (Associate Editor), Academy of Management Journal (Consulting Editor), Journal of International Business Studies (Consulting Editor), Journal of Management (Associate Editor), and Organization Science. His research has appeared in over 130 publications, including the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Perspective, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, California Management Review, and Journal of World Business. A recent article in the Academy of Management Learning and Education lists him among the most highly cited authors in strategic management textbooks. He is listed in the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher list that catalogues the world’s most influential business and economics research scholars.
Dr. Hoskisson is a fellow of the Academy of Management and a charter member of the Academy of Management Journal’s Hall of Fame. He is also a fellow of the Strategic Management Society and has received awards from the American Society for Competitiveness and the William G. Dyer Alumni award from the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University. He completed three years of service as a Representative-at-Large on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management. He also served as President of the Strategic Management Society, and served on the Executive Committee of its Board of Directors for six years as well as another six years as a director prior to serving on the Executive Committee.
Isaac Ison is an Associate Professor of accounting at Truman State University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate financial, governmental, and nonprofit accounting courses. He has found success assisting with Truman’s summer CPA prep course, where students consistently perform in the top 2% of all programs in first-time pass rates. His research interests include M&A purchase price allocation, teaching effectiveness, and financial information democratization, specifically how governments present information to citizens. Isaac earned his Ph.D. from Jackson State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Isaac and his wife live in Kirksville, Missouri. They are active in school, city, and church functions and deeply enjoy their associations with the community. They are the proud parents of four young boys.
Formative contributor in the establishment of the compliance and ethics program at onsemi (formerly ON Semiconductor), now a 6-year recipient of Ethisphere's Worlds Most Ethical Companies® recognition. Current member of the corporate ethics committee.
Dan has been a faculty member in the School of Business at Gonzaga University for over 19 years. He teaches undergraduate and graduate cost and managerial accounting, as well as graduate trailer courses dealing with business behavioral issues and additional managerial accounting topics. Dan has also taught accounting research doctoral seminars for Creighton University, and he has taught regularly an MBA course at Aalto University in Finland. Dan has published a number of articles dealing with burnout and other behavioral issues in public accounting and higher education. He is active in serving in the community through his church and enjoys spending time with his family as well as traveling, hiking, and cycling.
Ron Malouf is president and CEO of Malouf Company Inc. which has expertise in the retail food industry.
From 1988 to 1990, Ron served as chair of the National Advisory Council (NAC) to BYU Marriott. He continues to be actively involved in the NAC since joining in 1976.
He attended school in Dallas, Texas, and graduated with his bachelor's from the University of Texas.
Ron and his wife Jody are the proud parents of thirteen children.
Jamie Darin Prenkert, Charles M. Hewitt Professor, is Kelley’s Associate Dean of Academics. He previously served the Kelley School as the Chairperson of the Department of Business Law & Ethics and served the Bloomington campus as Associate Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs. His research focuses on employment discrimination, workplace harassment and retaliation, religion in the workplace, and business and human rights. Professor Prenkert’s scholarship is published in the North Carolina Law Review, the American Business Law Journal, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, and the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, among others. He co-edited “Law, Business, and Human Rights: Bridging the Gap,” published by Elgar Press. Professor Prenkert served as the Editor in Chief of volume 49 of the American Business Law Journal, and he currently serves as President-Elect of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Along with several of his colleagues in the Department of Business Law & Ethics, he is author of Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment, a leading textbook for legal studies in business. He has extensive experience facilitating short-term study abroad experiences in South Africa, India, and Ghana. Professor Prenkert earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.A., summa cum laude with honors in Political Science, from Anderson University. Prior to joining the Kelley School faculty, he was a senior trial attorney for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
McKenzie Rees is an Assistant Professor at BYU Marriott. Her research focuses on what drives unintentional ethical and unethical behavior, particularly in contexts in which competition is salient. McKenzie also examines the unique ways in which women navigate professional and ethical challenges in the workplace. She teaches courses related to general management, and especially enjoys teaching and coaching students in negotiations. Prior to receiving her PhD, she worked in the non-profit industry as a development director.
K. Kelli Saunders earned her Ph.D. from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in 2015. She has been an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) since 2016. Prior to entering academia, she spent eight years as an auditor at public accounting firms in San Diego, CA and Salt Lake City, UT. While at UNL, she has taught courses in financial accounting, auditing (at both the undergraduate and graduate levels), and fraud examination and internal audit. Her research focuses on judgment and decision making in accounting and auditing, with an emphasis on audit quality control mechanisms.
For over fifteen years Dr. Mark Sivers grew a fee-for-service multi-specialty dental practice and taught as an associate professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. In 2008 he developed, together with several Harvard Business School professors, how to practice dentistry more efficiently with better outcomes, profitability, and fewer complications.
In 2015 he founded Laeta, Inc, a healthcare investment company, and in 2017 co-founded Affiliated Dental Support, a dental group focused on improved patient experience and outcomes. In 2019, he was asked to be on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dental Group Practice (AADGP).
Dr. Sivers’ past activities have included: Buying and rolling up dental practices. Transitioning from dental insurance-based, to fee-for-service dental practices. Beta testing digital dental impressions with MIT & Brontes Technologies (now 3M). Incorporating intra-oral photography into patient care to track oral changes over time. Using 3-D imaging in routine patient care. Partnering with companies to improve the quality of life for patients, dentists, and their teams. Involving other dentists and dental offices in philanthropic dental activities to provide free care days to the indigent. Having clear simple policies and processes to bring teams together and make offices more profitable.
Dean Smith is a leading figure in the field of law and entrepreneurship and has done foundational work on fiduciary theory. He has also made important contributions to the academic literature on corporate governance and transactional lawyering.
After writing extensively about venture capital contracts early in his career, Dean Smith began thinking more broadly about the connections between law and entrepreneurship. Among other works, two articles with Darian Ibrahim of William & Mary Law School are aimed at advancing the nascent field of law and entrepreneurship. Law and Entrepreneurial Opportunities, 98 Cornell L. Rev. 1533 (2013); Entrepreneurs on Horseback: Reflections on the Organization of Law, 50 Ariz. L. Rev. 71 (2008). Dean Smith served as the associate director of the Initiative for Studies in Technology Entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin, where he launched the annual Law & Entrepreneurship Retreat. More recently, he co-founded (with Brian Broughman of the Indiana University School of Law) the Law & Entrepreneurship Association, a scholarly society that encourages the study of law and entrepreneurship by organizing conferences and building networks of scholars. He is also one of the founding faculty members of the Crocker Innovation Fellowship at BYU.
A Delaware corporate lawyer, Professor Smith has written extensively on fiduciary law, including two foundational pieces -- The Shareholder Primacy Norm, 23 J. Corp. L. 277 (1998) and The Critical Resource Theory of Fiduciary Duty, 55 Vand. L. Rev. 1399 (2002) -- that have become standard citations in the field. One of his more recent works, Fiduciary Discretion, 75 Ohio State L.J. 609 (2014) (with Jordan C. Lee), continues his effort to build an overarching theory of fiduciary law. Professor Smith also co-authors a popular teaching casebook, Business Organizations: Cases, Problems & Case Studies, with Professor Cynthia Williams of Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, and he is editing The Research Handbook on Fiduciary Law (Edward Elgar) with Andrew Gold of DePaul University College of Law.
Throughout his career, Dean Smith has been active in developing scholarly communities. In 2004 he co-founded (with Christine Hurt, also of BYU Law School) The Conglomerate Blog, a popular law professor blog focusing on business law. He has served as Chair of the Section on Business Associations in the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), and he participated in the creation of the Section on Transactional Law and Skills, for which he currently serves as Secretary. In 2009 he served on the planning committee for the AALS Workshop on Transactional Law. During that same year, he co-founded the annual Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Forum. In 2012 he co-founded (with Afra Afsharipour of UC Davis School of Law) the Transactional Law Workshop, a monthly virtual gathering of transactional law scholars. And in 2013, he co-founded (with Colleen Baker) the Business Ethics Book Club, a virtual book club of law professors, who meet once a semester to discuss a recent work on business ethics.
During his five years as the Associate Dean of Faculty and Curriculum (2009-14), BYU Law School developed a large number of new course offerings, including a Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic. He has taught at six law schools in the U.S., as well as law programs in Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, and Hong Kong. Before entering academe, Dean Smith clerked for Judge W. Eugene Davis in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and was an associate in the Delaware office of the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Kathryn Wendell recently became the executive director for the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Wendell is an experienced leader and an accomplished strategist in sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Her career in sustainability has spanned the for-profit world (Chevron and Levi Strauss), the public sector (World Bank and Peace Corps), and higher education (Stanford University). Prior to joining Leeds, she was a director at Stanford’s Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies—known as Stanford Seed—which enables social entrepreneurs in Africa and Asia to grow and scale their businesses.
Currently, she serves on the board of the Kennebunkport Climate Initiative, a national nonprofit working to empower youth voices for climate action. She helped to launch the organization, collaborating with senior executives in Silicon Valley, New England and across the nation to advance its mission.
While she’s new to Leeds School of Business, Wendell already is a Boulder resident; her husband, Mike McGehee, is a professor in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Wendell is a firm believer that the engineering and business disciplines have much to learn from one another as they try to solve problems related to clean energy and the environment.
When she’s not in the mountains, Wendell enjoys travel—she has lived, worked or studied in more than 80 countries—which has given her a great network, but also a worldly perspective that’s crucial to solving the kinds of challenges confronting the business world.
Charles Wheatley is the principal at Wheatley Financial Consulting, which operates in the business consulting, nec business / industry within the engineering, accounting, research, and management services sector.
Charles earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from BYU and an MBA from the University of Virginia.