Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, Harvard Business School, Co-Founder, Chairman, Managing Director and Integrity Officer, Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSRN)
Professor Jensen joined the faculty of the Harvard Business School in 1985, founding what is now the Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit in the School. He became Emeritus in 2000 when he joined The Monitor Group as Managing Director of the Organizational Strategy Practice, and was Senior Advisor 2007-2009. He served on the faculty of the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, from 1967 through 1988 where he was LaClare Professor of Finance and Business Administration when he left. He founded the Managerial Economics Research Center at the University of Rochester in 1977 and served as its Director until 1988. He is Past President and Fellow of the American Finance Association and Past President of the Western Economic Association International.
Creator of innovative ideas and models of individual, organizational, and social transformation, 1988 Recipient of the Mahatma Gandhi Humanitarian Award
Werner Erhard is an original thinker whose ideas have transformed the effectiveness and quality of life for millions of people and thousands of organizations around the world. For nearly 40 years he has been the creator of innovative ideas and models of individual, organizational, and social transformation. His work has been the source of new perspectives for thinkers and practitioners in fields as diverse as business, education, philosophy, medicine, psychotherapy, developing and emerging countries, conflict resolution, and community building. Erhard has created new ways of seeing things in areas where progress has stalled or where breakthroughs would make a significant difference. A majority of the Fortune 100 companies and many foundations and governmental entities have used his ideas and models. Fortune magazine’s 40th anniversary issue (5/15/95), in examining the major contributions to management thinking, recognized Erhard’s ideas as one of the major innovations of the last few decades.
Former Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer of the California State University System, Professor and Provost Emerita, Fresno State
Professor Echeverria served the twenty-three campus California State University (CSU) system as its chief academic officer until 2010 when she retired. As Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, she participated in the national movement to increase graduation rates in higher education, championed a statewide initiative to improve the experience of students transferring from community colleges to four-year universities and colleges, as well as advocating for the quality of academic programs offered to the largest cumulative student body in the nation, the CSU.
Founder and Head of Research Development, Vanto Group; Leadership and Management Consultant and best selling co-author of Three Laws of Performance
Steve Zaffron is CEO of Vanto Group, a consulting firm specialized in the design and implementation of large-scale initiatives to elevate organizational performance. He has worked with organizations in different industries worldwide including Walgreens, NASA, Reebok, BHP-Billiton, Dalmia Group (India) Petrobras (Brazil), and Polus Group (Japan).