AACSB Influential Leaders

Influential Leaders

Graduates of AACSB-accredited business schools combine business leadership with passion and purpose.

Each day, graduates of AACSB-accredited schools are creating lasting impact in their communities, industries, and around the world. The annual Influential Leaders member spotlight program recognizes these graduates and the business schools that prepared them. Read more to learn how each honoree represents the business education—and business community’s—past, present, and promising future.

Honoree titles are accurate as of the time of recognition. Support for the 2022 Influential Leaders initiative is provided by GMAC. 

GMAC 
I hope to be a voice of positive reinforcement as students go through the challenges of building their career and serve as an example of the importance of a strong education.
Allison Hay, 2018 Influential Leader
Focus on absorbing everything you can, whether it’s in school or in your job, because no matter where you are in life you should never stop learning.
Barron Witherspoon, 2019 Influential Leader
I hope to be a voice of positive reinforcement as students go through the challenges of building their career and serve as an example of the importance of a strong education.
Allison Hay, 2018 Influential Leader
Focus on absorbing everything you can, whether it’s in school or in your job, because no matter where you are in life you should never stop learning.
Barron Witherspoon, 2019 Influential Leader
Influential Leaders
Class of 2022
Each year, AACSB-accredited schools are invited to nominate outstanding alumni to recognize their leadership and impact. The nomination period is now closed and the 2022 Class of Influential Leaders will be announced in February.
Innovations That Inspire
Innovations That Inspire
AACSB's member spotlight programs amplify the powerful impact of business education. Learn more about effective and innovative practices within curricular offerings and programming, thought leadership, operations, community engagement, and more—highlighted by the Innovations That Inspire initiative.