University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Past Speakers

Featured Main Stage Industry Leaders

  • Christine Bader, Corporate Idealist and Change Agent
  • Christie Wong Barrett, CEO, Mac Arthur Corporation
  • Joan Blades, Co-Founder, Great Work Cultures Initiative
  • Sheryl Connelly, Chief Futurist, Ford Motor Company
  • Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School
  • Sarah Endline, Founder and CEO, sweetriot
  • Jill Ford, Special Advisor to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
  • Bob Fregolle, Chief Customer Officer, Procter & Gamble
  • Tom Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO, The Motley Fool
  • David Griswold, President and Founder, Sustainable Harvest, a Portland, Oregon based Benefit Corporation (B Corp)
  • Dan Hendrix, CEO, Interface
  • Michael Hill, President & CEO, Youth For Understanding USA
  • Ralph Johnson, Learning and Development, McKinsey & Company
  • Fred Keller, Founder and Chairman, Cascade Engineering Family of Companies
  • Jenn Lim, CEO, Chief Happiness Officer & Co-Founder, Delivering Happiness
  • Paloma Lopez, Global Sustainability Director, Kellogg Company
  • Hank Mercier, Chief Optimist (aka Vice President of Sales), People Against Dirty, PBC
  • Jim Miller, Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Google
  • Mark Miller, President and CEO, Cascade Engineering Family of Companies
  • Chris Marcell Murchison, Vice President of Staff Development & Culture, HopeLab
  • Rebecca J. Rosen, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • Judith Samuelson, Executive Director, Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program
  • Shannon Schuyler, Principal, Chief Purpose Officer, and Corporate Responsibility Leader, PwC; President, PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Rich Sheridan, CEO & Chief Storyteller, Menlo Innovations
  • Vincent Stanley, Director of Patagonia Philosophy, Patagonia
  • Tim State, Human Resources Vice President, Humana
  • Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder and CEO, WeSpire
  • Vic Strecher, Professor and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan Schools of Public Health and Medicine; Founder and President, JOOL Health, Inc.
  • Joshua-Marc Tanenbaum, Senior Advisor, Tau Investment Management
  • Kevin Thompson, Director of Mobile and Social North America Marketing, IBM Commerce
  • Daryl Weinert, Chair, Board of Trustees, Youth For Understanding USA
  • Ari Weinzweig, Co-Founder and CEO, Zingerman’s
  • John Weiss, Executive Director, The Neutral Zone
  • Jeana Wirtenberg, President and CEO, Transitioning to Green

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