KEYNOTES

Ro Reddick

Ro Reddick (MBA '16)

Currently pursuing an MFA from Brown University, Ro Reddick is a writer and performer. Her plays Throwback Island and ROBAMA were showcased in New York at the Bushwick Starr and Williamstown Theatre Festival reading series. Her script The Fam was a semi-finalist for the MACRO x Blacklist Episodic Lab, and her short film A Test In Stamina premiered at the Big Apple Film Festival. Ro is a recipient of the Miranda Theatre Company 2021 Playwright Grant.

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Rob Steffens

Rob Steffens (MBA '01)

Rob Steffens is currently Co-President of Marvel Entertainment, where he oversees Marvel’s operations, business development, finance, and strategy across publishing, digital media, games, licensing, and consumer products. Rob first joined Marvel in 2002, where he served in various leadership positions across finance and operations, eventually becoming EVP of Operations for Marvel Entertainment and General Manager of Marvel Studios.

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Senior Leadership

Andy Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton became the 16th President of New York University on January 1, 2016. Before coming to NYU, Dr. Hamilton served as the Vice Chancellor of Oxford University - the university’s senior-most officer - a post he held since 2009. Prior to Oxford, Dr. Hamilton served as Provost (2004–08) of Yale University; he had previously been Yale’s deputy provost for science and technology. Dr. Hamilton is an award-winning, widely published chemist, and he continues to maintain his scholarly work.

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Dean Sundaram

Raghu Sundaram

Raghu Sundaram has been the Dean of the Leonard N. School of Business since January 2018, following two years as Vice Dean of MBA Programs & Online Learning (2016-17). He has been a member of the Stern faculty since 1996 and was formerly at the University of Rochester from 1988-96. Raghu has a long record of service to Stern and the University, including a two-year stint (2012-14) as the chair of the Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Senators Council.

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JP Eggers, Vice Dean, MBA & Graduate Programs

J.P. Eggers

J.P. Eggers is the Vice Dean of MBA & Graduate Programs and the Catherine & Peter Kellner Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management & Organizations at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. Professor Eggers's research interests focus on technological change, decision-making under uncertainty and new product development. Prior to his academic career, Professor Eggers was a strategy consultant with two firms, Kurt Salmon Associates and Viant, Inc.

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Conor Grennan, Assistant Dean of MBA Students

Conor Grennan (MBA '10)

Conor Grennan is Dean of Students for the MBA program at Stern School of Business. Before Stern, Conor spent 8 years in Prague and Brussels at the EastWest Institute, a think tank focused on international conflict resolution. Conor founded of Next Generation Nepal, a non-profit dedicated to rescuing and reconnecting trafficked children in Nepal. While earning his MBA at Stern, Conor wrote the NY Times bestselling memoir, Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal.

LEADERSHIP ACCELERATOR

Nathan Pettit

Nathan Pettit

Nate Pettit is an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations and the Founding Director for NYU Stern's Leadership Accelerator. He currently teaches core and elective leadership courses in the full-time MBA program, NYC and DC Executive MBA programs, and the one-year Technology and Fashion & Luxury MBA programs. Nate serves on the MBA core curriculum committee and as the faculty representative for the MBA student podcast, Stern Chats.

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THE STERNIES WE MEAN TO BE

Professor Dolly Chugh

Dolly Chugh

Dolly Chugh teaches popular management and leadership courses at NYU Stern where she has won multiple teaching awards. Her research focuses on the “psychology of good people” and has been published in leading scholarly journals. She is the author of two popular general audience books, which have received rave reviews from Adam Grant, Angela Duckworth, Billie Jean King, and many others. She also writes the free and zeitgeisty newsletter Dear Good People.

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CHANGE MAKERS

Dan DeVece, MBA '15

Dan Devece (MBA '15)

Since Stern, Dan Devece built a career championing innovation across the Consumer and Retail sectors. Dan started his career in Brand Management where he launched new product lines including a Kids oral care line, an electric toothbrush range, and a set of stylish hand soaps. Then, he joined McKinsey focusing on innovation projects in Consumer, Retail, Sports & Entertainment. Dan now leads emerging products strategy at the NFL where he focuses on using Sports IP to acceleratate growth.

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Kasia Feng

Kasia Feng (MBA '15)

Kasia is currently the General Manager of Green Chef at HelloFresh. She has a background in strategy and management consulting, which set the foundation for a career path defined by interest and skill set growth over a linear progression. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from NYU Stern. She invests most of her time in traveling, cooking, and practicing aerial arts.

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Elspeth Rollert

Elspeth Rollert (MBA '14)

Elspeth Rollert is a globally-minded marketing executive who strategizes and activates brand vision across the marketing funnel. She serves as CMO for the Stagwell Marketing Cloud. Prior to joining Stagwell, Elspeth held positions with Uber, Microsoft, CHANEL, Burson-Marsteller, IBM and The White House. Elspeth graduated from Georgetown University and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from The NYU Stern School of Business.

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INSIGHTS TO INNOVATION

Mary Billings

Mary BIllings

Professor Billings earned her PhD from Indiana University in 2007 and joined Stern that same year. She teaches the core MBA financial accounting class. She is an adviser to doctoral students in their dissertation research and a director of the Stern Honors Program. In her research, she studies public companies’ disclosure choices for insider trading, shareholder lawsuits and corporate litigation, as well as the governance and other forces that shape companies’ information environments.

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Jon Haidt

Jon Haidt

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at NYU Stern. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. Haidt’s research examines the intuitive foundations of morality, and how morality varies across cultural and political divisions. Professor Haidt is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis (2006) and of The New York Times bestsellers The Righteous Mind (2012) and The Coddling of the American Mind (2018, with Greg Lukianoff). He has also given four TED talks.

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Paul Hardart

Paul Hardart

Paul Hardart is Clinical Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern. He is a partner in the online storytelling platform Witnify and has produced a number of critically acclaimed feature films and documentaries. Prior to joining Stern, Professor Hardart was the founding director of the Graduate Program in Media Management at The New School.He founded and ran Universal Focus, the independent film label of Universal Pictures. He has also held senior positions at Warner Brothers and Turner Broadcasting.

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Kristen Sosulski

Kristen Sosulski

Kristen Sosulski is Clinical Associate Professor of Technology, Operations, and Statistics at NYU Stern and the Executive Director of Stern’s Learning Science Lab. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of technology, business, and education. She recently published her third book, Data Visualization Made Simple: Insights into Becoming Visual. She is the co-author of the Essentials of Online Course Design: A standards-based guide and the Savvy Student’s Guide to Online Learning.

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