University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Jeana Wirtenberg

Past Speaker

President and CEO, Transitioning to Green

Jeana Wirtenberg

Jeana Wirtenberg, PhD, helps companies and organizations make sustainability a mainstream, routine business practice. She is an expert on the leadership, organizational dynamics, and psychology required to make that happen. Jeana is president and CEO of Transitioning to Green. Her company develops individual and organizational capacity to make sustainability take root. Her new book, Building a Culture for Sustainability: People, Planet and Profits in a New Green Economy, shows how to holistically integrate sustainability throughout the culture of organizations. She teaches Employees and Organizations/HR in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program, and teaches Organizational Behavior in Rutgers MBA program. Jeana has held senior HR leadership positions in AT&T and PSEG. She is co-founder and senior advisor of the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Jeana started her career in the Federal government where she was a Social Science Analyst in the Office of Research at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and led the Women’s Research/Social Processes team at the National Institute of Education. She received her master’s degree and PhD with honors in Psychology from U.C.L.A.

Session: Purpose From Within – What are Today’s Employees Seeking From Companies?

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