Event Profile

CN-2019 February Deans Conference

February 10 — 12, 2019
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9 

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Arena Michael J.
Organization: General Motors Corporation
Session: Welcome and Plenary I: Positively Disrupt or Be Disrupted

Michael Arena is the Chief Talent Officer for General Motors Corporation. He is responsible for global enterprise talent management, cultural transformation programs, leadership development, talent acquisition and people analytics. Since joining General Motors, he has employed an evidence-based approach to driving performance, leveraging such concepts as predictive analytics and network analysis. He also launched GM2020, a grass roots initiative designed to enable employees to positively disrupt the way they work, which was highlighted in Fast Company and Fortune Magazine. These experiences are highlighted in his book, Adaptive Space: How GM and Other Companies are Positively Disrupting Themselves and Transforming into Agile Organizations. His research on adaptation won the 2017 Walker Prize from People + Strategy and has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Business Insider and Sloan Management Review. He currently teaches in Penn’s Masters in Organizational Dynamics program and acts as a design thinking coach within the Stanford d.School. He also spent two years as a visiting scientist within MIT’s Media Lab and served as Senior Vice President of Leadership Development at Bank of America.

Bagranoff Nancy A.
Organization: University of Richmond
Session: (A2) Cross-Disciplinary Programs

Nancy Bagranoff is Dean of the Robins School of Business and Professor of Accounting at the University of Richmond. Previously she has been Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at Old Dominion University and has taught at American University and Miami University. She has held multiple leadership roles with the American Accounting Association, including President. She is a former Chairman of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and has been a member the Board of Directors of the AICPA. She is currently on the Richmond Board of Directors of TowneBank.

Biaz Nada
Organization: Groupe ISCAE - Institut Supérieur de Commerce et d'Administration des Entreprises
Session: (C1) Exploring Alternative Business Models

Nada BIAZ is the first woman General Director of Groupe ISCAE, a pioneering and public Moroccan Business School, that attracts and develops talents to meet the evolving needs of local, regional and global environments. She herself graduated from the school before undertaking post-graduate studies in Management and specifically Marketing. She has a long experience in teaching, academic management and entreneurship. She is also a member of the Superior Council of Education, Training and Scientific Research in Morocco (CSEFRS), and a member of the National Commission that coordinates Higher Education in the Kingdom (CNACES).

Bouyer Kenneth
Organization: EY LLP
Session: Diversity Management: Quo Vadis?

Ken is the EY Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing the global EY organization’s recruiting strategy to build and attract diverse and inclusive talent pools for member firms in the Americas. Diversity at EY is defined broadly and includes gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, generational differences, and more. Fostering an inclusive work culture where all individuals are valued for their differences and can achieve their full potential is a global priority and a business imperative for EY. The organization strives to reflect the changes in world demographics, taking into account the new mix of cultures and individual characteristics that build its talent pool. Ken frequently serves as an EY industry group spokesperson on both diversity and recruiting trends at a range of events and with leading media outlets. Ken has served in a variety of roles since joining the Assurance practice of Ernst & Young LLP in 1990. Prior to his current role, Ken was a Director in the firm’s Advisory Services practice, supporting various global internal audit clients. He continues to serve the firm’s clients in Advisory Services today. Ken is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. He serves on the Board of Trustees for his alma mater, Manhattan College and is a member of the Audit Committee. In addition, he is on North Carolina A&T’s Dean’s Advisory Council and Arizona State University’s Accounting Advisory Board. He is a lifetime member and a current Corporate Advisory Board Member of both the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and the ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting) organization. Additionally, Ken is also a Corporate Advisory Board Member of Ascend, which is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America. Moreover, Ken is the past Chair and current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) National Commission on Diversity & Inclusion. In addition to serving on numerous boards and councils, he speaks at a number of State Society of CPA meetings and at EY’s most prestigious recruiting and leadership events. Previously, Ken was a Board Member and International President of Beta Alpha Psi. A Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee for the American Accounting Association. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Federation for the Schools of Accountancy (FSA). Ken is a recipient of the FSA's "Practitioner Service Award" for his distinguished service to the profession of accounting and accounting education. He was awarded the NABA’s Presidential Award for his extraordinary accomplishments and leadership in the accounting profession and his commitment to and support of NABA. Ken was also the recipient of the Harlem YMCA’s Black Achiever’s in Industry award, the Michigan Society of CPA’s Diversity and Inclusion leadership award and the New Jersey State Society D&I Leadership award. Ken has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ken currently resides in New Jersey with his wife, Shorn, and their daughter, Kelsie.

Budnik Shaun L.
Organization: KPMG
Session: (A3) Connecting Business and B-Schools

Shaun Budnik is an audit partner at KPMG LLP and serves as the National Audit Innovation Leader, guiding the audit practice’s journey to transform the audit culture and professional mindset so that KPMG is positioned to deliver high-quality and relevant audits. In her role, she has implemented new governance models, programs, and technologies to advance the audit practice’s people, processes, and technologies. She established the Audit Innovation Leaders Network, a collaborative group of partners across the firm dedicated to encouraging new ways of thinking and educating the practice on how the technology transformation will impact the audit. In addition, she started a series of labs for auditors to apply innovative design thinking and collective techniques to their client teams to raise awareness about marketplace trends and an innovative culture. Shaun served on the judging panel of the firm’s first ever Audit Innovation Challenge and was instrumental in making innovation challenges a reality in the Audit practice at KPMG. Shaun is currently serving on KPMG’s Women’s Advisory Board, dedicated to creating a compelling work environment and enhancing career opportunities for women. The New Jersey Certified Public Accountants recognized Shaun in 2017 as a Diversity and Inclusion Impact Awardee. A catalyst for women’s advancement and innovation, Shaun has spoken at many conferences on issues facing women in the workplace. Recently she served as the 2018 commencement speaker for the Florida International University Landon Undergraduate School of Business. Shaun currently serves on the Board of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and as the Chair of the AACSB’s Business Practices Council. She is an Advisory Board member for her alma mater, the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University (Chicago), and she serves on the Tulane Freeman School of Business Advisory Council, as well as the Western Connecticut State University Accounting Advisory Board. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Accounting Association. Previously, she was a partner (now retired) at Deloitte where she supported audit strategy and innovation initiatives. Prior to her leadership roles, Shaun was a senior manager in KPMG’s Audit practice.

Cravens Jennifer B
Session: Bonus Session: A Resource for Schools to Recruit Qualified Faculty

Croteau Anne-Marie
Organization: Concordia University
Session: (A3) Connecting Business and B-Schools

Anne-Marie Croteau is the first female dean of the John Molson School of Business at Montreal’s Concordia University. A professor in Concordia’s Department of Supply Chain and Business Technology Management, she is a highly respected academic leader with 25 years of teaching and research experience, including 10 years as an administrator. Croteau is a certified chartered director and serves on the board of directors for leading organizations, including the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec and Hydro-Québec. She has held several academic leadership positions at JMSB, including director of the Graduate Certificate in e-Business Program, the John Molson Executive MBA Program and the Global Aviation MBA Program, and associate dean of External Relations and Business Development. Most recently, she was associate dean of Professional Graduate Programs and External Relations at the JMSB. In addition to her service to JMSB, she was associate dean at the School of Graduate Studies and participated on many university-wide committees where she demonstrated her capacity as a strong leader with a solid grasp of international issues and emerging opportunities, and expressed a strong appetite for innovation. Highly cited, Croteau’s academic research focuses on the strategic management of information technology. She is a recipient of the JMSB Dean’s mid-career award for distinguished scholarship and for seven consecutive years, and was ranked as one of the most popular professors at Concordia by Maclean’s magazine.

Dooley Robert
Organization: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Session: (A1) How Small and Mid-Sized Business Schools Can Defy Fundraising Myths

Dr. Robert Dooley is Dean of the Gary W. Rollins College of Business at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Recently, the College of Business received a historic, $40 million gift from Gary W. Rollins and Kathleen Rollins of Atlanta. It is the largest private donation in the university’s history and marks the first time a college has been named at UTC. As Dean, Dr. Dooley has pursued an aggressive strategy focused on supporting and enhancing student success, expanding academic programs through online offerings, developing key international partnerships, and strengthening ties with the area business community. Prior to becoming Dean of the Rollins College of Business at UTC, Dr. Dooley served as Associate Dean in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Dooley has been a visiting instructor at China European International Business School in Shanghai and served as an international advisor to schools in the UAE and Oman. He received an honorary doctorate from Moi University in Kenya for his work on faculty development. His research is also published in some of the top journals in the field of management.

Echambadi Raj
Organization: Northeastern University
Session: (B4) Exploring Lifelong Learning

Raj Echambadi is the Dunton Family Dean of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. Prior to joining D’Amore-McKim, Echambadi served as the Alan J. and Joyce D. Baltz Professor and the Senior Associate Dean of Strategic Innovation in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Echambadi’s major research interests in strategic innovation focus on how firms balance the importance of exploring opportunities found in nascent markets with exploiting opportunities in current markets. His research articles have been published in some of the top business and statistics journals. Echambadi is also an accomplished teacher. He has taught a wide range of courses at the undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and Ph.D. levels, and he received numerous accolades at the University of Illinois for his teaching achievements, including the Campus Excellence Award in Professional and Graduate Teaching and the College of Business Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence. Echambadi received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Anna University in India and his Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Houston. He also serves on the board of trustees of Carle Hospitals.

George Gerard
Organization: Singapore Management University
Session: (B3) Reinventing the Role of the Deanship

Gerard (Gerry) George is Dean and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University. George joined from Imperial College where he was Deputy Dean of the Business School, Director of the Gandhi Centre, and Academic Director of the London Stock Exchange’s Elite Programme, which supports ambitious private companies through their next stage of growth. Before Imperial, he held tenured positions at the London Business School and at University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2013 to 2016, he served as Editor of the Academy of Management Journal, the flagship empirical journal in the field of management. An award-winning researcher and teacher, Professor George has published over 100 articles in leading journals. His areas of interest are in innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and tackling grand challenges in society. He was awarded a prestigious Professorial Fellowship from the UK's Economic and Social Research Council to work on socially-inclusive innovation in areas such as natural resources, healthcare, and energy. With Adam Bock, he has co-authored three books on entrepreneurship including The Business Model Book: Design, Build and Adapt Models that Drive Business Growth (Pearson, 2018). George serves on the Board of AACSB International. He helped create BML Munjal University, near New Delhi, and serves on its Board of Governors. He serves on the Management Committee of Global Compact Network Singapore, which facilitates companies committed to aligning with UN Global Compact’s principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption at the country level. He was member of the Corporate Governance Council of Monetary Authority of Singapore tasked to redraft the Corporate Governance Code in 2017-2018. Professor George was awarded Fellowship of the City & Guilds of London Institute. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He was conferred an honorary doctorate in economics from the University of St. Gallen for intellectual contributions to the fields of strategic management, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a visiting professor at Imperial College London and Erasmus University.

Gianesi Irineu G. N.
Organization: Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa
Session: (B2) Designing Flexible Faculty Resource Models to Celebrate Talent Diversity

Prof. Gianesi is currently dean of academic affairs at Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa. He is responsible for faculty management and development, assurance of learning, including the design and implementation of new degree programs, and international relations. Professor of Operations Management and former dean of graduate programs at Insper, Prof. Gianesi has a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Cranfield University School of Management, UK, and has a Masters in Production Engineering and a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo. He has an experience of 30 years in academic research and teaching and is co-author of three books in the area of Operations Management and has 28 years of experience as a professional consultant in large companies.

Hadley Linda U.
Organization: Columbus State University
Session: Bonus Session: What Keeps Deans Up at Night: A Frank Discussion

Linda U. Hadley has been the Dean of the Turner College of Business at Columbus State University (CSU) since 2002. As Dean, she also holds the Bill Heard Endowed Chair in Finance. Prior to her appointment as dean, Hadley served as a faculty member at CSU, following a ten year career in the financial services industry. Hadley is a past president of the Southern Business Administrators’ Association (SBAA). She has served AACSB in many volunteer roles including reviewer, mentor and committee member of the Pre-Accreditation, Initial Accreditation and Continuous Improvement Review Committees. Linda currently serves on the Board of Directors of AACSB International, is Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee and is a member of the PhD Project. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Mt. Holyoke College, an MBA from Columbus State University and a Ph.D. from Auburn University.

Hanappi-Egger Edeltraud
Organization: WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Session: Diversity Management: Quo Vadis?

Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Technology in Vienna. Since 2002 she has been full professor for "gender and diversity in organizations“ at WU Vienna (Vienna University for Economics and Business). 2014 she was awarded with a Jean Monnet Chair for "Gendered Inequalities and Classism in Europe“ of the EU. She has been guest researcher at various international universities (such as LSE and McGill University) and published more than 300 papers and book chapters. Since the 1st of October 2015 Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger is the first female president of WU Vienna. From 2016-2017 she has been Vice-President of Universities Austria. Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger serves regularly as member and chair of accreditation teams of AACSB and EQUIS.

Helsley Robert
Organization: University of British Columbia
Session: (C1) Exploring Alternative Business Models

Robert Helsley is Dean of UBC Sauder School of Business and Grosvenor Professor of Cities, Business Economics and Public Policy. He joined UBC Sauder School of Business as Dean on July 1, 2012. Prior to becoming Dean, he served as Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research from 2002 to 2008, Director of the UBC Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics, and Chair of the Urban Land Economics division. A key figure in leading UBC Sauder to its current level of prominence, Helsley managed initiatives to significantly renew and expand the school’s academic staff and played a central role in the revitalization of the school’s teaching facilities on the UBC campus. Between 2008 and 2012, before returning to UBC Sauder, Helsley served at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley as a Professor and Chair in Real Estate Development, and was the Co-chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. He completed an MA and PhD in Economics at Princeton University, and a BS in Economics and Mathematics at the University of Oregon. He has published widely in the areas of urban and public economics, real estate and public policy.

Iacovou Charles
Organization: Wake Forest University
Session: (B2) Designing Flexible Faculty Resource Models to Celebrate Talent Diversity

Dr. Charles Iacovou is dean of the Wake Forest University School of Business, the Kirby Chair in Business Excellence, and professor of management. He is responsible for the strategic leadership of the school and is currently guiding a significant evolution of our program portfolio to ensure its continued excellence and relevance to the evolving leadership talent needs in business and beyond. He provides oversight to the school's undergraduate, graduate, joint, and non-degree programs, faculty affairs, academic centers, alumni and corporate engagement, fundraising, financial resource management, and all other administrative functions. He received his PhD degree in Management Information Systems from the University of British Columbia and his BSc degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.

Leonetti James
Session: Bonus Session: A Resource for Schools to Recruit Qualified Faculty

Limayem Moez
Organization: University of South Florida
Session: (B3) Reinventing the Role of the Deanship

Moez Limayem is a scholar and researcher whose passion for pursuing and encouraging relevant business research goes hand-in-hand with his data analysis expertise, teaching acumen and visionary thinking. As dean of the University of South Florida Muma College of Business, Limayem does more than simply come up with grand ideas. An expert negotiator, he brings groups to consensus and his coaching skills help others extend their thinking. This creates opportunities for others – at all levels – to turn ideas into action. At USF, Limayem has enhanced the college’s profile, increased its resources, built demand, and strengthened relationships with alumni and business leaders. The results from his first few years on the job are impressive: the college received three multi-million dollar naming gifts and its programs have risen in national rankings. The college has emerged as a respected source of future talent, particularly in career fields with a dearth of talent, such as analytics and anti-money laundering. As an administrator, Limayem spurred the development of a doctoral program targeting seasoned C-suite executives and several initiatives targeting younger students. He streamlined the college’s infrastructure and has helped fellow faculty members land more national research grants, bolstering the college’s research profile. Previously, at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Limayem served in three leadership roles simultaneously. He was the associate dean for research and graduate programs, the executive director of the Information Technology Research Institute and the Radio Frequency Identification Center, and the Edwin & Karlee Bradberry Chair in Information Systems. He was responsible for graduate business and executive education programs and supervised outreach and research centers. As a scholar, Limayem has received many awards and has published dozens of articles, many focusing on the technology and its intersection with the consumer, academic and business worlds. He serves as an editor or coeditor of several academic publications. Limayem’s first teaching job was at the University of Minnesota, where he earned MBA and PhD degrees. He was a systems analyst and computing consultant before pursuing the two graduate business degrees. He began his teaching career by teaching courses on the then-burgeoning field of e-commerce. He has since taught across the globe: the University of Minnesota, Laval University in Canada, City University of Hong Kong, Lausanne University in Switzerland, and the University of Arkansas.

Loots Elsabé
Organization: University of Pretoria
Session: (A2) Cross-Disciplinary Programs

Elsabé Loots is Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria and Professor in Economics. She held professorial appointments at the University of Johannesburg, the University of the Free State and at Monash South Africa, where she also served as Head of the School of Business and Economics. In 2009 she was appointed as Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at North-West University, followed by a similar appointment in 2012 in her current role. She is a former President of the Economic Society of South Africa and of the South African Commerce Deans Association.

Manceau Delphine
Organization: NEOMA Business School
Session: (A4) EdTech Developments Advancing Curriculum and Learning Effectiveness

PProfessor Delphine Manceau, PhD, is the Dean of Neoma Business School. As a marketing and innovation specialist, she is a member of the EU Commission High Level Expert Group “Research, Innovation and Science Policy” (RISE). She has published several papers and books on marketing and innovation, and is the co-author of the French edition of Marketing Management with P. Kotler & K. Keller (15th edition in 2015, Pearson Education). In 2009, she wrote a report for the French Minister of Economics on the innovative capacities of French and European companies, entitled A new approach to innovation, with P. Morand. She then founded i7, the Institute of Innovation and Competitiveness, an academic think tank on innovation. In her former positions, Delphine was Dean of EBS Paris (European Business School) and, before that, had various top management positions at ESCP Europe, as Academic Dean and as Dean of Executive Education and Corporate Relations. She holds a PhD from HEC Paris (1996), and did a post-doc at Wharton as senior research fellow (University of Pennsylvania, 1997).

Maxey Shirley
Organization: University of Southern California
Session: Bonus Session: A Resource for Schools to Recruit Qualified Faculty

Shirley Maxey is Professor of Clinical Accounting and Management Communication as well as Associate Dean of Master's Programs in the Leventhal School of Accounting at the USC Marshall School of Business. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she runs the Summer Intensive Accounting Program at USC and teaches Professional Development and Management Communication classes to graduate students. Shirley joined the faculty of USC in 1984, creating and teaching a communication program for all undergraduate accounting majors. Before being appointed to the Associate Dean position, she served seven years as a Department Chair in the Marshall School of Business, the first woman and first clinical faculty member to hold that title in the USC business school. Shirley Maxey is part of the team that developed the AACSB Bridge to Business Program for PQ Faculty and she serves as the Academic Coordinator for most of the program presentations. (10/11)

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