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CONFERENCE Speakers

 Krannert is proud to be able to host such an impressive slate of speakers for the 2022 Alumni Conference!  Check back again soon – more speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

Jerome Adams

Jerome M. Adams

Executive Director of Health Initiatives & Presidential Fellow, Purdue University 
Former U.S. Surgeon General 

Dr. Adams, former Indiana state health commissioner and the 20th U.S. surgeon general, joined Purdue University in 2020 as a Presidential Fellow; the university’s first executive director of health equity  initiatives; professor of practice in the departments of Pharmacy Practice and Public Health; and a faculty member of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue. 
  
 He served as Indiana state health commissioner from 2014 to 2017. In that role he oversaw the state’s response to Ebola and Zika, as well as an unprecedented HIV outbreak in southern Indiana and a lead contamination crisis in northern Indiana. Dr. Adams also has served as an associate professor of anesthesia at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, where he still sees patients and helps train residents and medical students. 
   
 Dr. Adams received his Master of Public Health with a focus on chronic disease prevention from the University of California, Berkeley, and his medical doctorate from Indiana University School of Medicine. His postgraduate internship was at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis and he completed his anesthesiology residency at the Indiana University Department of Anesthesia in 2006. 

John Whyte

John Whyte, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, WebMD

Dr. John Whyte is a physician and corporate executive with a unique combination of government and private sector work that provides him with an exceptional perspective on wellness, clinical trials, information technology, innovation, and health care services.

He is currently the Chief Medical Officer, WebMD. In this role, Dr. Whyte leads efforts to develop and expand strategic partnerships that create meaningful change around important and timely public health issues. He has been a leading voice in addressing the COVID pandemic, being named as one of the top 20 health influencers. Dr. Whyte is also a major contributor to iterating digital platforms from simply providing content, to instead playing a pivotal role in connecting to care. He frequently speaks on evaluating digital tools and technologies, assessing their roles in the evolving health ecosystem.

Prior to WebMD, Dr. Whyte served as the Director of Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement at the Center for Drugs Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In this role, Dr. Whyte spearheaded numerous efforts to address diversity in drug development programs especially as it relates to necessary changes in clinical trial design. This includes strategies around patient recruitment and acquisition, as well as the use of adaptive clinical trial design and master protocols. Dr. Whyte also helped provide regulatory insight into the potential uses of real-world evidence in regulatory decisions, especially around patient-focused drug development. Dr. Whyte led a research agenda around drug safety issues, including prescription and over-the-counter products.
Prior to this, Dr. Whyte worked for nearly a decade as the Chief Medical Expert and Vice President, Health and Medical Education at Discovery Channel, the leading non-fiction television network. Dr. Whyte developed, designed and delivered educational programming that appealed to both a medical and lay audience. He provided strategic direction, aligning medical and public health interests, viewer demands and corporate funding opportunities. This required the use of targeted multimedia marketing and building brand identity for new products. This included television shows as well as online content that won over 50 awards including numerous Tellys, CINE Golden Eagle, and Freddies. During his tenure, Dr. Whyte grew the business ten-fold in revenue.

Dr. Whyte also served in numerous leadership roles at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. While there, he formalized the process by which the Medicare program determines coverage decisions, including the criteria meant by “medically necessary and reasonable.” He helped determine, evaluate and implement the national Medicare coverage policies on medical items, non-implantable medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and laboratory tests. He also oversaw an ongoing analysis of innovative treatment patterns and activities that improve health care outcomes. He is a recognized expert on various payment policies and models.

Dr. Whyte is a board-certified internist and continues to see patients. He completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center as well as earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy and Management at Harvard University School of Public Health. Prior to arriving in Washington, Dr. Whyte was a health services research fellow at Stanford and attending physician in the Department of Medicine. He has written extensively in the medical and lay press, including two best-selling books.

He currently resides in the Washington, DC area.

Elizabeth Forman

Elizabeth J. Forman 

MS MGMT ‘90 
Owner, Endwell Coaching & Consulting 
2022 Krannert Distinguished Service Award Honoree

Liz Forman is the owner of Endwell Coaching & Consulting, a leadership coaching and HR consulting firm. With more than twenty-five years of leadership experience, Liz has served across a variety of industries – manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and higher education. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, and small privately held companies.

Following her Purdue graduation, she was recruited to the General Electric Human Resources Leadership Program, and went on to progressively more responsible HR leadership positions within GE’s Aircraft Engines, Electrical Distribution and Healthcare businesses during her eleven year tenure. Liz moved into healthcare as Vice President for Human Resources with Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee and later joined Fiserv as Senior Vice President Human Resources where she had enterprise-wide HR responsibility for Mergers & Acquisitions. In 2013, Liz launched her own company, Endwell Coaching & Consulting. Liz has also served in an interim role as Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Throughout her career, Liz has partnered with leaders to build their skills for success. She brings high energy, business savvy, listening skills, facilitation expertise, a passion for communication, and a focus on aligning leader capability to achieve business results. Liz believes we all have work to do to become great leaders, and she takes great pride in supporting leaders as they pursue their goals.

Liz earned her Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and her Master of Science in Human Resources from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management. She is certified as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute.

She serves as President of the Cornell Alumni Club of Wisconsin, she is a member of the Cornell University Council, and she serves on the Alumni Board (KSAA) for Purdue’s Krannert School of Management. Liz also serves on the board of Kathy’s House, a hospital guest house in Milwaukee. She is a member of Tempo Milwaukee, a professional women’s group, where she serves on the Mentor Circles Committee and a member of the Staff Advancement Committee for COA Youth and Family Centers.

Jonathan Gandolf

Jonathan Gandolf

BS MGMT ‘12 
Co-Founder & CEO, The Juice 

A graduate of Krannert in 2012, Jonathan's career path has gone from digital marketing, to craft beer, to healthcare analytics before launching into the world of entrepreneurship. While these experiences don't seem related, a diverse skillset and perspective of how the business world operates is now a unique advantage. Currently, he's leading a business to solve a problem he's fought at every step of the journey and has built a team with experiences as diverse as his.  
   
As a Boilermaker, Jonathan worked in the Athletic Department, was president of the School of Management Council, and was a member of the 2012 Mortar Board class, where he met his wife. They now call Indianapolis home (when not at Purdue football and basketball games). They have two dogs aptly named Mackey and Harry.  

Casper Jones

COL(R) Casper P. Jones III 

BS MGMT ‘80 
Vice President, Worldwide Healthcare Solutions 
2022 Krannert Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree 

Casper Jones III is a certified and seasoned healthcare executive, currently serving at Vice President of Worldwide Healthcare Operations, Acuity International, headquartered in Reston, VA.

At the urging of the late Dr Cornell A. Bell, Casper joined Krannert’s Business Opportunity Program (BOP) in 1974 before withdrawing from Purdue and enlisting in the US. Army in 1976. He was recognized for his potential by senior leaders and encouraged to apply for the Army’s Green to Gold Scholarship Program. Fulfilling a promise to his mother, he reenrolled at Purdue and earned a bachelor’s degree in management before returning to the Army as a second lieutenant. Casper went on to earn numerous promotions in roles of increasing responsibility, further developing and honing his fieldcraft, decision-making, critical-thinking and leadership skills.

As a lieutenant colonel in the Army’s Medical Service Corps, he served as Chief Operating Officer at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Upon his promotion to colonel in 2004 Casper took command of the 86th Combat Support Hospital and deployed it from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to Baghdad, Iraq, during operation Iraqi Freedom. He later took command of Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, at Fort Hood TX. Prior to retiring honorably from active service in 2011, he was assigned as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operation and Plans for the Joint Task Force National Capital Region, headquartered in Bethesda, MD.

After a stint as a consultant, Casper joined Comprehensive Health Services (CHS) in 2011, successfully standing up four Diplomate Support Hospitals and eight clinics in support of the U.S. Department of State, caring for approximately 17,000 U.S. personnel, contractors, and authorized foreign nationals.

In 2013, Casper returned to the U.S. and stayed with CHS as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of International Operations, Senior Vice President and Chief Operation Officer of Global Medical Services, providing primary care, general and trauma surgery, telemedicine, teleradiology, public health, and veterinary services.

In 2018, Casper was named Vice President of Global Medical Services, Caliburn International, and subsequently Worldwide Healthcare Services, Acuity International. In these roles, he is responsible for the successful execution of international programs in Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.

Casper is a member American Academy of Medical Administrators and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Marshall Larsen

Marshall Larsen

MSIA ‘77 
Director, United Technologies Corporation 
2022 Krannert Business Leadership Award Honoree

Marshall Larsen is a member of the Board of Directors of United Technologies Corporation. He previously was Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of Goodrich Corporation. In July 2012, UTC acquired Goodrich, which was combined with Hamilton Sundstrand to create the UTC Aerospace Systems business unit. 
   
Mr. Larsen joined Goodrich in 1977 and held various positions, including Operations Analyst, Director of Planning and Analysis, Director of Product Marketing, Assistant to the President, and General Manager of many segments of the company's aerospace businesses. He also was Chairman of the Charlotte Regional Partnership and a Director of Lowes, in addition to serving on the boards of Aerospace Industries Association and General Aviation Manufacturers Association. 
   
Mr. Larsen earned an undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration degree from Purdue University. 

Scott Moorehead

Scott Moorehead

BS MGMT ‘01 
CEO & President, RoundRoom, TCC, Wireless Zone, Culture of Good, Redux 
2022 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Award Honoree

Scott Moorehead is the CEO of Round Room and each of its entities: TCC, Wireless Zone, Culture of Good, and Redux. These combined entities eclipsed $2 Billion in revenue in 2017. Round Room is the 2nd largest privately held companies in the State of Indiana. He has been in this role since 2008. With nearly 20 years of experience in the company, Scott has held various positions of increasing accountability along the way.

Under Scott's direction as CEO, TCC has grown from annual revenues of $135 Million to One of the biggest damn small companies on the planet. TCC was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of the nation's fastest growing private companies for four consecutive years. TCC has maintained a position in the rankings of the Hire Power Awards from Inc. Magazine as one of the country's top job creators. Scott has been placed on multiple 40 under 40 lists for high achievers and leadership in business. In 2018 Scott was recognized by Ernst & Young as entrepreneur of the Year.

Scott's involvement inside the philanthropic world revolves around several organizations. He co-founded The Moorehead Family Foundation, which has evolved into what is now called TCC Gives. To date, this philanthropic arm of TCC has given away over $10 million. He also founded The Culture of Good as the first certified Benefit Corporation (B-Corp) in the State of Indiana. He and his COG partner, Ryan McCarty, co-authored a book titled, 'Build A Culture of Good'. He has held multiple non-profit board of director positions donating both time and treasure to make the world a better place.

Scott is a recognized thought leader and subject matter expert in what it takes to create and develop purposeful for-profit organization that abides by the philosophy of doing well by doing good. He has spoken to organizations across the country building the momentum to help eliminate extreme corporate greed.

Scott is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He has a wife and two children. Scott and his family reside in Carmel, IN. Personally, confessing to be a "Yippy", which is a purebred cross between a Yuppy and a Hippy. Scott seeks out experiences that feed the spirit of both the worlds finer things as well as connecting with the Earth and ALL its wonderful people!!

James Nunns

James Nunns

MS Econ ’72, PhD Econ ‘81
Associate, Urban Institute
 
James Nunns is an Urban Institute associate in the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where he focuses on federal tax reform; value-added and other broad-based consumption taxes; distributional analysis; and the development of data, models, and methodologies for tax analysis.
 
Before joining Urban, Nunn held several senior-level positions, including as tax policy director for the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department (2007–10); director for Individual Taxation in the Office of Tax Analysis of the US Department of the Treasury (1986–2007); director of the Tax Research and Statistics Office of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department (1982–86); and financial economist in the Office of Tax Analysis of the US Treasury (1974–82).
 
Nunns is currently president of the National Tax Association, which awarded him the Bruce Davie-Albert Davis Public Service Award in 2009. He received a number of citations and awards during his career at the US Treasury, including the Exceptional Service Award (2007), the Meritorious Service Award (1982), and the Office of the Secretary Honor Award (2006, 1981).
 
Nunns received his PhD in economics from Purdue University, where his dissertation received an Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation “Honorable Mention” Award from the National Tax Association.

Kelvin Pennington

Kelvin Pennington

Managing Director
IMB Partners
 
Kelvin J. Pennington has been an Advisory Board Member to IMB since 2010 and became a Managing Director in 2020. IMB is a private equity independent sponsor firm focused on making control acquisitions of lower middle market companies. From 1990 to 2020 Mr. Pennington served as the Managing Principal of Pennington Partners & Co. (PPC). PPC and its affiliated partnerships provided private equity investment management and financial consulting services to lower middle market sized companies. Prior to PPC, Mr. Pennington worked for Prudential Capital Corporation in various capacities including Vice President of Corporate Finance responsible for making and managing investments in middle market leveraged buyouts. Mr. Pennington received a BS in Industrial Management from Purdue University and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Stacey Burr

Stacey Burr

General Manager
Product & Innovation

Stacey has spent the last 20 years focused on helping people reach their health & fitness goals through body-worn sensors, data, and digital technology. She has a strong track record of commercial growth via invention, acquisition, partnerships, and organic product development. Stacey has been a Google VP for product, UX, and engineering teams for Google Fit, Wear Operating System and Fitbit.

She was the Vice President, General Manager of adidas Digital Sport, where she led the creation, development and operations of adidas wearable sports electronics and fitness app experiences.

Following a career at DuPont, Stacey founded and served as CEO of Textronics Inc, a pioneer in electro-textiles that was sold to adidas in 2008. She is the co-inventor of 76 patented materials and process technology innovations in wearable electronics, and co-chairs the annual WEAR conference.

Stacey holds a BS in industrial engineering and an MS Industrial Administration with a marketing and operations emphasis from Purdue University.

Gerald Sims

Gerald Sims

BS MGMT ‘09 
Customer Experience Leader, Street Smarts VR 
2022 Young Alumni Award Honoree

Gerry is a former Marine Corps Officer who is currently the Customer Experience Leader at Street Smarts VR, a company designed, built and supported by veterans and first responders that delivers virtual reality training to state and local police departments. 
   
Previously, he was Global Operations Manager at Qualtrics, the world leader in experience management software. At Qualtrics, Gerry oversaw post-sales client support and client success programs, business intelligence and analytics teams, and also managed a talent incubator which develops newly-hired teammates from undergraduate programs for placement in various roles throughout the company. Prior to joining Qualtrics, Gerry worked on the Financial Operations team at Google, primarily focused on supply chain management and supplier diversity, and also served in the Marine Corps for five years as an Intelligence Officer before transitioning to the Reserves as a Captain. 
   
 Gerry earned his undergraduate degree from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University in 2009 where he was a Management Ambassador and on the School of Management Employers Forum, and earned his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He resides in Park City, Utah and is enjoying the ability to bike, climb, and ski in his free time. 

Erika C. Steuterman

Erika Steuterman

BA CLA ’76, MS MGMT ‘77 
Major General (Ret.), U.S. Air Force

Maj. Gen. Erika C. Steuterman is mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She assists in developing, integrating, evaluating and analyzing the U.S. Air Force Future Years Defense Program that exceeds $822 billion, and the Air Force Long-Range Plan to support national security objectives and military strategy.

General Steuterman was commissioned through the ROTC program at Purdue University in May 1977. Her active-duty assignments were to the Strategic Air Command's 7th Bombardment Wing at Carswell Air Force Base, Texas, as Chief of Combat Intelligence and wing executive officer. She has been an individual mobilization augmentee to the Defense Intelligence Agency as Reserve Air Attaché; Commandant of the Squadron Officer School; and the Deputy Political Adviser at Headquarters U.S. European Command. The general has also served as mobilization assistant to the Director of Intelligence at Headquarters USEUCOM; Commander, Air Intelligence Agency; Director, National Security Agency; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command; and Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

General Steuterman is a veteran of operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Allied Force, and she served as Director of the Information Operations Coordination Element while supporting the Air Force Component Commander in Southwest Asia from April to June 2003.

Charlene Sullivan

A. Charlene Sullivan

MS MGMT ’75, PhD MGMT ‘78 
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs 
Associate Professor of Management, Finance 
2022 John S. Day Distinguished Alumni Academic Service Award Honoree

Professor Sullivan joined the Krannert faculty in 1978.  Her initial appointment as an Assistant Professor included the responsibility of Associate Director of the Credit Research Center which was housed in Krannert from 1974 until 1990.  With her focus on consumer and mortgage credit markets, Professor Sullivan’s service and engagement activities were related to the development of the national market for consumer credit, the evolution of bankruptcy rules, the maturation of the credit card market.  These activities gave rise to her 40 years of service as a Board member and Committee member of Purdue Federal Credit Union.  In 1990, having established a national reputation in consumer credit markets, she was elected to the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, serving for six year (the maximum).

Sullivan’s teaching interests were corporate finance and was recognized for undergraduate teaching by winning the Murphy Award, Purdue’s highest undergraduate teaching honor in 1988-89 and for her work in the Krannert MBA program by being a two-time winner for the Salgo-Noren Award in 1997-98 and 2001-2002.  In 1995, Sullivan became involved as the Chief Financial Analyst working with the Indiana Gaming Commission to evaluate and monitor the birth and development of the gaming industry in Indiana, an activity that constantly provided new insights for classroom application.

Sullivan’s service to the campus community includes serving on the University Senate for more than 16 years, including serving as the Chairperson of the Senate for three consecutive terms from 1993 to 1996, and chairing multiple standing committees of the Senate.  Sullivan also served as Krannert’s faculty representative for the Technical Assistance Program (TAP), a program that provides businesses in Indiana with free consulting services and Krannert  graduate and undergraduate students with opportunities to address real business problems.

In 2011, Sullivan was appointed to the position of Associate Dean of Krannert’s Undergraduate Programs, serving on the Dean’s Executive Leadership team.  During her time as Associate Dean Krannert redesigned its portfolio of undergraduate majors, initiated the Larsen Leaders Academy, the Brock Wilson Center for Women in Management, and the Communication Center.  Having worked to develop a culture of support and belonging for our undergraduate students, Krannert created the  A. Charlene Sullivan Mentoring Award for faculty, staff, and students in 2021.  More recently as the Purdue campus pivots toward the development of an infrastructure that supports innovation in teaching and learning in its undergraduate programs, Sullivan has been actively involved with the Teaching Academy, Transformational Education 2.0, and defining undergraduate teaching excellence in the Krannert School.

Sullivan is retiring from Krannert in June 2022, after engaging in the University Early Partial Retirement Program from 2019, with a sense of gratitude for having had the opportunity over a 43-year career to impact the lives of so many students who learned to love and appreciate the magic of corporate finance.

Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas

BS Accounting ‘95 
Founder & Owner, 100% Hoops 

Chris came to Purdue from Rockford, Illinois, recruited to the Business Opportunity Program by Dr. Cornell Bell. He chose accounting as a major, and under the guidance of several faculty members, including Bob Eskew, he determined public accounting would be his best avenue to pursue. He worked for Ernst & Young in several areas, including healthcare tax consulting, for several years before he got the entrepreneurial itch. 
   
A talented high school basketball point guard himself, Chris decided to train other aspiring basketball players in order to help them elevate their games and maximize their potential, both on and off the court. He left his corporate career to start 100% Hoops, a training, conditioning, and skills development company for basketball players at all levels. The company has created a standard for combining high-level performance training based on sports science of functional movement with fundamental basketball drills and exercises. His team also employs a sports and performance psychologist to help athletes train their minds as well as their bodies. 
   
His company is based in the Indianapolis area, but Chris travels around the world to train players, including in clinics throughout North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. With a global brand of “CT World Domination,” he’s had a hand in helping improve the basketball skills of hundreds of players, including NBA standouts Gary Harris, Fred VanVleet and Eric Gordon. 
   
Chris has served as a NIKE SPARQ Master Trainer, a NIKE Elite Basketball Trainer and a Fellow with the Gray Institute for Functional Transformation. He’s also been director of NBA pre-draft training for St. Vincent Sports Performance. 

Kim Hauer

Kim Hauer

BS MGMT ‘97
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, SC Johnson

Kimberly Hauer is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at SC Johnson. Kim joined SCJ in December 2016 as Sr. Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. She leads the company’s global HR function and is responsible for human resources policies and workplace practices around the world.

Kim joined SCJ from Caterpillar, where she was Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since 2011. Prior to that, during her nearly 20-year career at Caterpillar, she held a wide array of HR roles including international assignments in Switzerland and Belgium.

Kim has been honored by HRO Today magazine by receiving the 2016 CHRO of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, recognition of her accomplishments both internally to the Company and externally within the HR field. Kim is a Board member of the HR Policy Association, Core Construction and was a founding member of the American Health Policy Institute. She also serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at Purdue University. She has a bachelor’s degree in management, with emphasis in human resources, from Purdue University and has been certified as a Human Resources Professional.

Kim currently resides in Lake Bluff, IL with her husband, Jason, and their two daughters.

Carolyn Woo

Carolyn Woo

BSIM ’75, MSIA ’76, PhD MGMT ‘79 
   
In 1972, Carolyn Woo came from Hong Kong to Purdue University  as a foreign student with only one year of funding. With scholarships and fellowships, she was able to complete her Bachelors, Master’s and PhD in Strategy by 1979. After two years in industry, Carolyn was recruited back to the Purdue faculty. Soon after promotion to full professor, she was drafted into administration, first as director of the master’s programs in business, and then as Associate Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Under her leadership, the master’s program achieved top 20 ranking in BusinessWeek and she was cited as one of TOP FORTY LEADERS UNDER FORTY by Change Magazine.  
   
From 1997 to 2011, Carolyn served as dean of the Mendoza College at the University of Notre Dame and zeroed in on the quality of teaching, curricula innovations, placement of students and embedding ethics in all business disciplines. This resulted in #1 rankings for the undergraduate program from Bloomberg/BusinessWeek. She was elected the first female chair of AACSB International (accreditation association for business schools worldwide) and led the launch of the Principles for Responsible Management program with the United Nations.  
   
Carolyn then joined Catholic Relief Services as CEO from 2012 to 2016. CRS undertakes humanitarian relief and sustainable development in over 100 countries serving more than a hundred million people each year. CRS designs and implements over a thousand programs annually to reduce poverty, diminish risk and foster prosperity. The areas include emergency relief, micro-finance, health systems, childhood development, education, agricultural productivity, empowerment of women, refugees resettlement, peace-building, capacity building of partners and beneficiaries, and impact assessment. In 2013, Carolyn was recognized as one of 500 of the Most Powerful People on the Planet by Foreign Policy Magazine and one of 30 in the category of A Force for Good.  
   
Carolyn is a member of the boards of AON (UK), NiSource (IN), Arabesque (Germany) and on the International Advisory Group of Equinor (Norway). These enterprises cover global risk management, regulated utilities, AI-driven socially responsible investing, as well as fossil-based and clean energy. Former corporate board service includes four public companies in community banking, pharmaceutical distribution, electronic retail, and automotive manufacturing. Nonprofit boards, past and present, have included universities, K-12 education, large health systems, faith-based media, and leadership development institute. Most recently, she coordinated the Vatican Dialogues on Energy Transition which convened CEOs of energy and the world’s largest investment companies in conversation with each other and the Holy Father.  
   
Carolyn is recognized for her teaching, research, service, and leadership through different awards and honorary doctorates. She is married to Dr. David Bartkus and they have two sons, Ryan and Justin Bartkus.  

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