Michael P. Coffey
Senior Vice President
Compensation, Benefits & Policy
As Senior Vice President-Compensation, Benefits and Policy, Mike is responsible for the design, administration, and support of all executive compensation, management compensation, and benefits plans for AT&T. He also oversees Human Resources policies for the company.
Mike’s prior senior management positions include:
- Providing financial and business planning support for AT&T’s National Consumer Wireline organization. Mike managed a revenue budget of $25 billion and an expense budget of $6.5 billion, which included more than 32,000 employees.
- Providing financial and business planning support for AT&T’s Southeast region, the wireline operations for the former BellSouth Company. Mike managed a revenue budget of $12 billion and an expense budget of $4 billion.
- Developing AT&T’s strategy for managing the consumer home, which required setting the direction for this new line of business, building a business model and developing supporting products.
- Providing financial support for AT&T’s Operations Support organization, which included twelve separate business units, nearly 30,000
employees and an expense budget of more than $7 billion. Mike also managed the capital program for AT&T, which had a 2006 budget in excess of $8 billion.
- Managing relationships and overseeing all communications with the investment community.
His prior assignments include Executive Director of Finance for Network Services at Pacific Bell, Chief Financial Officer and Strategic Planning Vice President for Nevada Bell and various positions in Finance, Marketing, Engineering and Strategic Planning.
Originally from California, Mike has been with AT&T for 27 years. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. Mike lives in Dallas with his wife and three children.
Vice President of Public and Government Affairs
Kenneth P. Cohen is the Vice President of Public and Government Affairs for Exxon Mobil Corporation. Mr. Cohen has worldwide responsibility for the Company's government relations, communications, media relations, global community relations and corporate brand activities.
Mr. Cohen joined the Company's legal department in 1977 after serving as an Assistant Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. He held a variety of staff assignments and, in 1985, he became Chief Attorney, Refining, Environment and Health. In 1989, he was named Assistant General Counsel, Exxon Company International; in 1991, he became Senior Counsel and Coordinator, Exxon Corporation Law Department. In 1995, he became General Counsel, Exxon Chemical Company; and in November 1999, he was named to his current position.
Mr. Cohen did his undergraduate work at Northwestern University and earned his J.D. degree from Baylor Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Baylor Law Review. He earned his LL.M. from Yale Law School, where he was a Sterling Fellow.
Mr. Cohen is a member of numerous professional associations and serves on the Board of Directors of the Teagle Foundation and Vogel Alcove. In addition, he is on the executive committee of the United States Council for International Business, National Trustee for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Board of Trustees for the Council on Foreign Relations.
Faculty Director, Global Executive MBA Program
Sue and John Staton Professor of Law
College of Management
After completing an undergraduate degree in history at the University of Colorado in 1980, Professor Dhooge attended the University of Denver College of Law where he received his Juris Doctor in 1983. He received his LL.M. in 1995 from the Georgetown University Law Center where he specialized in international and comparative law. Prior to coming to the College of Management, Professor Dhooge spent eleven years in private law practice and twelve years serving on the faculty of the University of the Pacific in California. Professor Dhooge teaches international business law, ethics, and real estate law at the College of Management and serves as Director of the Global Executive MBA program and area coordinator in law and ethics.
Professor Dhooge has authored more than fifty scholarly articles, co-authored five books, and has presented research papers and courses throughout the United States as well as in Asia, Europe, and South America. Professor Dhooge is the recipient of numerous research awards given by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, including six Ralph C. Hoeber Awards recognizing excellence in research. He was designated the outstanding junior business law faculty member in the United States by the Academy in 2002 and received the Kay Duffy Award for outstanding service in 2005. Professor Dhooge was designated as an International Scholar by the Soros Foundation in 2006.
Professor Dhooge was the program chair for the Academy's 2009 international conference in Denver, Colorado and served as Academy President in 2009-10. Professor Dhooge is a past editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal and the Journal of Legal Studies Education.
Areas of Specialization
International Business Law
LL.M. Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. University of Denver College of Law
B.A. University of Colorado
Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences; Social Enterprise
Wendell Hobbs Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences
Director of Social Enterprise at Kellogg Program
Kellogg School of Management
Professor Tim Feddersen joined the faculty at the Kellogg School of Management in 1995. He is the Wendell Hobbs Professor of Managerial Politics and Director of the Social Enterprise at Kellogg Program (SEEK). Professor Feddersen’s research centers on the manner in which elections aggregate dispersed information; the linkage between information and participation in elections; modeling ethically motivated agents in games; bargaining in legislatures; and the informal role of activists in the economy. He is currently investigating models of whistle-blowing and the way in which the need to rationalize choice constrains decision making. Professor Feddersen also teaches several classes at Kellogg including Strategy in the Nonmarket Environment, Values-Based Leadership and Values and Strategic Crisis Management. All of these classes focus on the way leaders must anticipate the reaction of stakeholder groups within the firm, in the media, in legislatures, courts and in public opinion broadly.
Areas of Expertise
Corporate Social Responsibility
Strategy in Non-Market Environments
PhD, 1993, Political Science, University of Rochester
BA, 1985, Mathematics, Indiana University
Professor, Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1998-present
Assistant Professor, Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1995-1998
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, 1992-1995
Political economy with a specific interest in democratic institutions and voting systems
Political economy with a specific interest in democratic institutions and voting systems
Founder and CEO
Brett is the Founder and CEO of Bazaarvoice, where he is responsible for guiding the company's strategy. He is a seasoned CEO, and has been pioneering eCommerce innovations since 1998 and online communities since 1982.
Brett has extensive experience in the online marketing arena, especially as it pertains to the eCommerce industry. He founded Coremetrics in February 1999 after spending 10 years developing Internet-based software. Brett helped grow Coremetrics into the leading marketing analytics solution for the eCommerce industry, and Forrester Research rated Coremetrics #1 in the industry. Prior to Coremetrics, Brett was the founder and CEO of Hurt Technology Consulting and BodyMatrix, an online retailer of sports nutrition products. Before that, he was a consultant at Deloitte Consulting and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Brett has more than 15 years of Internet programming experience and has developed multiple software applications, including Internet marketing analysis solutions, eCommerce platforms, Web-based classroom management applications, virtual communities, multiplayer online games, and Bulletin Board System (BBS) software. He started programming when he was seven years old, launched a BBS on a 110-baud modem when he was ten, and created one of the first Internet-based multiplayer games in 1990. Brett holds an MBA in High-Tech Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin.
Brett was named Entrepreneur of the Year for Austin in 2009 and is a member of the Austin chapter of the international Young Presidents' Organization (YPO). He is currently serving his third term on the Board of Directors of Shop.org, the leading non-profit industry association for retailers online and a division of the National Retail Federation, the largest trade organization for retailers. He serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School, is an inventor (US Patent #7,050,989), and presents at various industry events and universities. Brett passionately speaks on and interviews other CEOs about how company culture drives performance. He has a long-term aspiration to write a book on the subject, with the working name How to Make Your Company Suck Less.
One of the few and incredibly proud, Brett’s a native Austinite and an enthusiastic supporter of both local businesses and entrepreneurs. He’s dedicated to an overall healthy lifestyle, and is a yoga practitioner and an aspiring vegan. A budding oenophile, red wine is an increasing area of passion (especially cult California reds).
Outside of Bazaarvoice, his biggest and most rewarding project is raising his two children with Debra, his incredible wife. And now there are two puppies in the household too, which adds to the fun (and, yes, chaos at times).
Kenneth M. Jastrow, II
Former Chairman and CEO
Kenneth M. Jastrow, II served as Chairman and CEO of Temple-Inland Inc., an Austin-based Fortune 500 company with interests in paper, forest products, real estate and financial services, from 2000 to 2007. Jastrow worked at Temple-Inland for over 27 years. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer in 1998 and 1999, Group Vice President from 1995 until 1998, and Chief Financial Officer of Temple-Inland from November 1991 until 1998.
Jastrow is Non-Executive Chairman of Forestar Group, Inc., and serves as a Director of KB Home, MGIC Investment Corporation, and Genesis Energy, LLC. Jastrow is past Chairman of Texas Taxpayers Research Association and Texas Mortgage Bankers Association. In 2007 Jastrow was awarded the Mirabeau B. Lamar Medal presented by the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities. In addition, he received the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Distinguished Service Award and Boy Scouts of America (Midland, Texas) Distinguished Citizen Award.
At The University of Texas, Jastrow served as Chairman of the following: Development Board, Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business, and Neighborhood Longhorns. Jastrow also served as Chair of the Commission of 125. Currently, Jastrow is Chairman of UT’s Capital Campaign. In 2004 Jastrow was named a Distinguished Alumnus of The University of Texas, and he was inducted into the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame, 2003. In addition, Jastrow received a Presidential Citation in 2010 and was presented an Honorary “T” Award in 2008.
Jastrow earned his BBA in 1969 and MBA in 1971 from the University of Texas. Jastrow came to UT from Midland, Texas and is married to Susan Thomas Jastrow. Kenny and Susie have three children, all married: Marty and J. McCartt, Kenny and Kendal Jastrow, and Corby and Stephanie Jastrow, and seven grandchildren. The couple resides on a ranch outside Austin in the Hill Country of Texas.
David S. Lear
Executive Director, Sustainability
David Lear serves as the Executive Director of Dell’s sustainability programs. In this role, he leads shaping Sustainability programs to align with Dell’s core business strategies and create long-term stakeholder value by integrating economic, social, and environmental responsibility into mainstream business processes.
Previously at Dell, David served as the Executive Director of Dell’s Product Regulatory Compliance and Environmental Affairs team. The team is responsible for the strategic alignment and delivery of Dell global product compliance programs, covering EMC, ESD, Acoustics, Environmental and Safety requirements. His team engaged with key stakeholders such as NGOs, regulators, leading industry groups, and agencies to collaborate on global policy and standards development. The team focused on integration of standardized practices into Dell’s global business processes to: drive product innovation, lead in industry compliance, and maximize customer experience.
David joined Dell in 2006 as Director of Product Safety and Environmental Affairs. Prior to joining Dell, David served in various roles in design and manufacturing in the IT and Test & Measurement industry where he specialized in the development and implementation of product and manufacturing technologies. David holds a BS in Chemistry and Biology from Missouri State University, and a Masters in Finance from the University of Indianapolis.
Associate Dean and Executive Director, Batten Institute
Darden School of Business
University of Virginia
Professor Lenox is the Samuel L. Slover Professor of Business at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business where he coordinates and teaches the core MBA strategy course. He also serves as Associate Dean and Executive Director of Darden's Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and as the Faculty Director for the multiple-university Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability. Prior to joining Darden in 2008, Professor Lenox was a professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business where he served as the area coordinator for Fuqua’s Strategy Area and the faculty director and founder of Duke’s Corporate Sustainability Initiative. At Duke, he coordinated and taught the core MBA strategy course and was runner-up for the Chrysler faculty teaching award on multiple occasions. He received his Ph.D. in Technology Management and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999 and the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. Professor Lenox has served as an assistant professor at New York University's Stern School of Business and as a visiting professor at Harvard University, Oxford University, and IMD.
Professor Lenox’s research has appeared in over twenty-five refereed academic publications and has been cited in a number of media outlets including the New York Times, the Financial Times, and the Economist. In 2009, he was recognized as a Faculty Pioneer by the Aspen Institute and as the top strategy professor under 40 by the Strategic Management Society. In 2011, he was named one of the top 40 business professors under 40 by Poets & Quants. Professor Lenox’s primary expertise is in the domain of technology strategy and policy. He is broadly interested in the role of innovation and entrepreneurship for economic growth and firm competitive success. In particular, he explores the business strategy and public policy drivers of the direction of innovative activity. Professor Lenox also has a long-standing interest in the interface between business strategy and public policy as it relates to the natural environment. Recent work explores firm strategies and non-traditional public policies that have the potential to drive “green” innovation and entrepreneurship.
J. Reymundo Ocañas
Senior Vice President
Director, Corporate Responsibility & Reputation
Professional Experience and Responsibilities:
J. Reymundo Ocañas joined BBVA Compass in 2009 from Wachovia Bank. While at Wachovia Bank, he served as the Community Relations Executive covering California, Arizona and Nevada, overseeing the bank’s Foundation and CRA initiatives. He has also held positions with JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, the Texas Association of CDCs and the Austin
At BBVA Compass, Ocañas oversees the company’s Corporate Responsibility and Reputation programs and serves as Executive Director of the BBVA Compass Foundation. He also oversees employee involvement and volunteerism, diversity, sustainability reporting and responsible practices. Ocañas reports to the Director of Communications and Corporate Responsibility.
BBVA Compass treats corporate responsibility as a cornerstone of its business model. Across the BBVA Group, Corporate Responsibility is a strategic driver that defines the various causes supported, business practices and products that are developed and marketed. Integrating Corporate Responsibility into the business supports BBVA Compass’ vision, “Working towards a better future for people”.
B.A., Rice University
M.B.A., University of Texas
Current and Previous Professional and Civic Activities:
Board Member, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Board Member, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas
Member, National Association of Hispanic MBAs
About BBVA Compass:
Through three major business units – Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, and Wealth Management – BBVA
Compass offers innovative and industry-leading products and services with a focus on providing customers with
financial solutions to fit their lives. BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 716
branches including 380 in Texas, 93 in Alabama, 65 in California, 77 in Arizona, 45 in Florida, 36 in Colorado
and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 20 largest U.S. commercial bank based on deposit
market share and ranks among the largest banks in Texas (4th), Alabama (3rd) and Arizona (5th). BBVA
Compass is a subsidiary of Compass Bancshares, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA)
(MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a financial services group with approximately $740 billion in total assets, 47 million
clients, 7,400 branches and approximately 107,000 employees in more than 30 countries. For more information
about BBVA Compass, visit www.bbvacompass.com.
David B. Spence
Associate Professor of Law, Politics and Regulation at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business
Professor of Law at The University of Texas School of Law
David B. Spence is Associate Professor of Law, Politics and Regulation at the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, and Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law. His teaching and research focus on energy and environmental regulation, business-government relations, corporate social responsibility, and stakeholder relations.
Professor Spence earned his Ph.D in political science from Duke University and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He is widely published in law journals and social science journals, and is co-author of Energy Economics and the Environment: Cases and Materials, the nation’s leading energy law casebook.
Professor Spence came to the McCombs School in 1997, and has also taught at the Harvard Law School, the Vanderbilt University Law School, the Cornell University School of Law, the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, and the University of California at Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Management. Prior to his academic career he practiced environmental and energy law with the firm of Nixon Peabody in Rochester, NY and Washington, DC.
Dean, Professor of Information Sciences and Management
Office of the Dean
Smeal College of Business
Dr. James B. Thomas is dean of Penn State's Smeal College of Business and professor of information sciences and management. From July 1, 1999, to June 30, 2006, he was the College of Information Sciences and Technology's (IST) founding dean and oversaw the college's growth and development across the Commonwealth, as well as the construction of the landmark IST Building at University Park. Prior to that, Thomas served as Smeal's senior associate dean. He began his career at Penn State as an assistant professor. His publications have appeared in Administration Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, among other top journals. Thomas also has received several research grants, including support to study "Industry Structure and the Role of Information Technology", and "Strategic Alignment". Previously he served as the director responsible for information technology strategic planning for the Office of the Texas Secretary of State, and earlier was the director responsible for information management systems for the Florida Department of State. He is a frequent speaker on education policy and programs appearing before the U.S. Congress and Pennsylvania Legislatures among many other venues. A 1974 graduate from Penn State, Thomas received a master's degree in government from Florida State University and a doctorate in strategic management from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988. He and his wife, Michele, reside in State College, PA. They have 3 children.
Michael E. Zychinski
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Mike Zychinski is the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for the 50,000 U.S. personnel of Deloitte*. As a 35-year veteran with the organization, Mike’s appointment to this national role follows his many years of experience as an audit partner and office managing partner.
Today, Mike oversees the development and implementation of the organization’s ethics policy, providing guidance and resources that are available not only to Deloitte personnel across the U.S., but also externally accessible to clients and vendors. Additionally, he oversees the monitoring of key professional compliance areas including independence, CPA licensing, continuing education, and political activity.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Mike served as the St. Louis Office Managing Partner for eight years, during which time he was responsible for building client relationships in addition to overseeing new business development and community involvement. In an earlier career assignment he served for 13 years in Orlando as the Audit and Office Partner-in-Charge.
Along with his leadership and client service accomplishments, Mike has been actively involved with his community. Currently, he serves on the boards of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association and the Institute for Global Ethics. In the past he served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations including the Boy Scouts, Junior Achievement, and the United Way. He has been a guest lecturer on the topic, “Ethics in the Workplace” at St. Louis University and Washington University, and presented “Ethics in Action” at the 45th Annual Heart of America Tax Institute, co-hosted by the University of Missouri.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Masters in Business Administration from St. Louis University.
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