2010 MBA Leadership Conference

January 27-29, 2010 | JW Marriott Buckhead | Atlanta, GA USA


Many thanks to those who attended the 2010 MBA Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by GMAC® and MBA Roundtable.


Change is Good, or at least can be if you know the direction in which you are heading. University of Miami School of Business Administration Dean Barbara Kahn opened the conference, offering her experiences and expertise on branding initiatives in two very different types of institutions.

Rob Cross, professor of management at the University of Virginia and Research Director of The Network Roundtable, presented the keynote Leading in a Connected World. Most leaders have only a vague idea of the networks around them, and often don’t consider how to manage those networks to boost their organizations’ overall performance.

Bill Taylor, cofounder and founding editor of Fast Company, discussed why “A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste” urging us to not learn the wrong lessons from the most recent global economic crisis.

Advisory Group

Kay L. Keck (Chair)
Vice President for Full‐Time Programs
Thunderbird School of Global Management

Beatrice Avolio
Academic Dean
CENTRUM Catolica
Lima, Peru

Kim Corfman
Vice Dean, MBA Programs
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
New York University

Sean O. Ferguson
Assistant Dean of Degree Programs
Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business
Rice University

Anthony P. Hansford
Assistant Dean, Fully Employed MBA Program
The Paul Merage School of Business
University of California, Irvine

Roy Hinton
Associate Dean, Executive Programs and Director, Executive MBA Program
School of Management
George Mason University

Michael L. Koenig
Director MBA Operations
Darden School of Business
University of Virginia

Camino De Paz
Director of Programs
IE Business School
Madrid, Spain

June Xiaojun Qian
Planning and Quality Assurance Division
School of Economics and Management
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China

Daniel J. Turner
Associate Dean, Masters Programs and Executive Education
Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington, Seattle