2018 Influential Leaders

Combining Business Leadership With Passion and Purpose

Honorees were recognized in one of the following categories:


Nonprofit or Community-based Organization
Business leaders in a nonprofit or community-based organization committed to local, regional, or global impact on the overall betterment of society.



Diversity and Inclusion
Business leaders who have made an impact in advocating for diversity and inclusion.



Business Leader Influencing Business Education
Business leaders who have directly impacted or helped to forward, change, or influence the way business education is delivered at an institution.


Sheikha Hanadi Al Thani

Hanadi Al Thani

Qatar University, College of Business and Economics
Qatar

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

Founder and Chairperson, Amwal
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Lewis Bowen

Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Business School
United Kingdom

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

Managing Director, AIR
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Stacey Brewer

Stacey Brewer

University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science
South Africa

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

CEO and Co-founder, SPARK Schools
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Carlos Carrazana

Carlos Carrazana

American University, Kogod School of Business
United States

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

Executive Vice President and CEO, Save the Children
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Kelly Davies

Kelly Davies

The University of Liverpool, Management School
United Kingdom

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

Founder and CEO, Vi-Ability
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Sarah de Carvalho

Sarah de Carvalho

University of Surrey, Surrey Business School
United Kingdom

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

CEO, It’s a Penalty Campaign
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Kenneth Fisher

Ken Fisher

Ithaca College, School of Business
United States

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

Chairman and CEO, Fisher House Foundation
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Robin Follman-Otta

Robin Follman-Otta

Chapman University, Argyros School of Business and Economics
United States

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

CEO, Markall Inc. Foundation for Disease and Disability Awareness; The Follman-Young Foundation for the Arts; RA Industries LLC
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David Gallagher

David Gallagher

Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Business
United States

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

CEO, Dominion Payroll
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Allison Hay

Allison Hay

University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business
United States

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

Executive Director, Houston Habitat for Humanity
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Paul Hooker

Paul Hooker

Bowling Green State University, College of Business Administration
United States

Category: Diversity and Inclusion

Founder (Retired President, SFERRA), RallyCap Sports
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Anne-Marie Hubert

Anne-Marie Hubert

Concordia University, Montreal John Molson School of Business
Canada

Category: Diversity and Inclusion

Quebec Managing Partner, EY, Canada
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Sherif Kamel

Sherif Kamel

The American University in Cairo, AUC School of Business
Egypt

Category: Business Leader Influencing Business Education

Professor of Management and Founding Dean, The American University in Cairo AUC School of Business
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Sim Kamil

Sima Kamil

Kingston University, Kingston Business School
United Kingdom

Category: Diversity and Inclusion

President and CEO, United Bank Limited
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Gregory Lais

Gregory Lais

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
United States

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

Founder and Executive Director, Wilderness Inquiry
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Liz Lowe

Liz Lowe

University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
United States

Category: Diversity and Inclusion

Innovation Lead, Adobe
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Michael MacCormac

Michael MacCormac (1926–2010)

University College Dublin, UCD College of Business
Ireland

Category: Business Leader Influencing Business Education

Professor, University College Dublin
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Philipp Mackeprang

Philipp Mackeprang

Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics
The Netherlands

Category: Business Leader Influencing Business Education

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Studydrive
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Margaret McGlynn

Margaret McGlynn

University at Buffalo, State University of New York, School of Management
United States

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

Founder, The Hempling Foundation for Homocystinuria Research
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Diane Miller

Diane Miller

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, College of Business Administration
United States

Category: Diversity and Inclusion

Director, InfoSec Operations and Cyber Initiatives, Northrop Grumman
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Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan

James Madison University, College of Business
United States

Category: Diversity and Inclusion

President, Americas and Asia Pacific Japan Global Customer Operation, SAP
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Paul Orajiaka

Paul Orajiaka

Lagos Business School
Nigeria

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

CEO, Auldon Ltd.
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David Reh

David Reh

Clarkson University, David D. Reh School of Business
United States

Category: Business Leader Influencing Business Education

Chairman/Founder, Garbel Inc. and Retrotech, Inc. (ret); President, Raytech Group, and Owner, Ravenwood Golf Club
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Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith

Georgia Southern University, College of Business Administration
United States

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

Lieutenant General, United States Army
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Robert Smith

Robert Smith

Columbia University, Columbia Business School
United States

Category: Diversity and Inclusion

Chairman and CEO, Vista Equity Partners
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Michele Sullivan

Michele Sullivan

Bradley University, Foster College of Business
United States

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

Director of Corporate Social Innovation, Caterpillar Inc., and President, Caterpillar Foundation
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Damien Verdier

Damien Verdier

Audencia Business School
France

Category: Diversity and Inclusion

Group Chief Strategy, Organization, Research & Development and Innovation Officer, Sodexo
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Shereen Williams

Shereen Williams

Singapore Management University, School of Accountancy
Singapore

Category: Nonprofit or Community-based Organization

Regional Community Cohesion Coordinator, Newport City Council
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Britta Wilson

Britta Wilson

Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management
United States

Category: Diversity and Inclusion

VP, Inclusion Strategies, Pixar Animation Studios
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