University of Michigan Ross School of Business

2019 Positive Business Speakers & Leaders

Featured Main Stage Sessions

Industry Leaders

  • Jeffrey Block, Principal, Applied Research + Consulting, Steelcase
  • Mindi Cox, Senior Vice President, People & Great Work, O.C. Tanner
  • Stephanie J. Creary, Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School,
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Rob Dubé, President and Co-Founder, imageOne
  • Carl Erickson, CEO and Co-Founder, Atomic Object
  • Chris Marcell Murchison, Visiting Leader, Center for Positive Organizations, Michigan Ross; Creative Thought Partner, Consultant, and Positive Organization Coach
  • Steve Nelson, Office of the Chief Executive, UnitedHealth Group; Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare
  • Patti Poppe, President and CEO, CMS Energy and Consumers Energy
  • Michelle Segar, Director, Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center
  • Vic Strecher, Founder and CEO, Kumanu; Professor, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of Michigan
  • Ann Verhey-Henke, Strategic Director, Center for Socially Engaged Design
  • Ari Weinzweig, Co-Founder and CEO of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

Michigan Ross Thought Leaders

  • Achyuta Adhvaryu, Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
  • Susan J. Ashford, Michael & Susan Jandernoa Professor of Management and Organizations
  • Scott DeRue, Edward J. Frey Dean; Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business
  • Sarika Gupta, Managing Director, Zell Lurie Institute
  • Andy Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise
  • Robert E. Quinn, Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professor Emeritus in Business Administration
  • Gretchen Spreitzer, Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Management and Organizations; Interim Chair of Management and Organizations
  • Chris White, Adjunct Faculty in Management and Organizations; Managing Director, Center for Positive Organizations

Workshops

  • Wayne Baker, Robert P. Thome Professor of Business Administration; Faculty Director, Center for Positive Organizations
  • Kim Cameron, William Russell Kelly Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations
  • Jerry Davis, Associate Dean for Business+Impact; Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Management and Organizations
  • Jane Dutton, Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Business Administration and Psychology
  • Kathryn Heinze, Associate Professor of Sport Management
  • Andy Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise
  • Mary Lemmer, Founder and Improvisor, Improv4
  • Erica Marx, Improviser, Improv4
  • Michael J. O’Brien, Director of Research and Application, The Pacific Institute 
  • Jim Price, Adjunct Faculty, Entrepreneurial Studies; Entrepreneur in Residence, Zell Lurie Institute
  • Michelle Segar, Director, Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center
  • Sara Soderstrom, Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Program in the Environment
  • Vic Strecher, Founder and CEO, Kumanu; Professor, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of Michigan
  • Chris White, Adjunct Faculty in Management and Organizations; Managing Director, Center for Positive Organizations
  • Carolyn Yoon, Professor of Marketing; Michigan Ross Faculty Director of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Amy Young, Faculty in Business Communications; Consortium Faculty Director and Core Faculty, Center for Positive Organizations

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Conference Schedule


See the detailed 2019 conference schedule here.