Curt Pullen, Chairman
For more than two decades, Mr. Pullen was an executive at Herman Miller. As Executive Vice President, he led a $1.2 billion business unit that served as the company’s flagship. In 2010, Herman Miller—which Peter Drucker served as a consultant over two decades, beginning in the 1970s—was one of only six corporations to rank in Fortune‘s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” Fortune‘s “Most Admired” and Fast Company‘s “Fast 50” Most Innovative. The company’s Aeron chair and Eames Lounge were two of Fast Company‘s 15 best-designed consumer products of the 20th century. Herman Miller is a global leader not only in design but also in operations and sustainability, for which it has received major awards and recognition from NASDAQ, Dow Jones, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and many others.
Bob Buford, Chairman Emeritus
Mr. Buford is an author and “entrepreneurial nonprofit philanthropist,” who in 1984 started Leadership Network, a private operating foundation, to identify and provide resources for senior ministers and staff of large church congregations (1,000-plus in attendance) in the U.S. He was also the founding chairman of the Board of Governors of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management (now the Leader to Leader Institute). In January 1998, Mr. Buford launched what became Halftime, an organization to help high-powered marketplace leaders convert their faith into action and effective results. In 1999, Mr. Buford concluded a 35-year career in the communications business by selling Buford Television Inc., where he had been chairman. He is the author of four books, including the best seller, Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance; Game Plan: Winning Strategies for the Second Half of Your Life; Stuck in Halftime: Reinvesting Your One and Only Life; and Finishing Well.
Mr. Baldwin is the founder of ScaleDriver, an ‘agile’ innovation consulting firm with a portfolio of innovators who stretch leaders’ capabilities, for competitive advantage; and of ClearFit, an online solution that helps predict who will succeed at which job and why, in one step. He and his work have been profiled in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal and Fortune. In total, Mr. Baldwin has founded three businesses focused on innovation, predictive analytics and job creation. He holds multiple patents and is a member of the i4j Innovation for Jobs Summit that focuses on ‘disrupting unemployment;’ a columnist for Inc. Magazine; startup mentor for The Wall Street Journal, Extreme Startups and Ryerson Digital Media Zone; and past board member of the global Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO/YEO). Mr. Baldwin is focused on building a more consistent way to predict and deliver business success through innovation.
Mr. Bergstrand is the founder and CEO of the Atlanta-based business transformation consultancy Brand Velocity. The Drucker Institute has a special relationship with BV, which uses many of Peter Drucker’s knowledge-worker productivity principles in its practice. Prior to founding BV, Mr. Bergstrand was chief information officer of The Coca-Cola Company and chief financial officer of Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd. Author of the Peter Drucker-inspired book, Reinvent Your Enterprise, Mr. Bergstrand has three master’s degrees—in management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, education and human development from The George Washington University and advertising from Michigan State University.
Mr. Buckingham, who spent two decades as a senior researcher at the Gallup Organization, has written a string of best-selling books. They include: First, Break All the Rules (coauthored with Curt Coffman), Now, Discover Your Strengths (coauthored with Donald O. Clifton), The One Thing You Need to Know, Go Put Your Strengths To Work, The Truth About You and Find Your Strongest Life. His latest project is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller StandOut, a book and strengths-assessment combination that uses a new research methodology to reveal people’s top two “Strength Roles,” which Mr. Buckingham defines as their “areas of comparative advantage.” In 2005, Mr. Buckingham founded The Marcus Buckingham Company, which works with managers at Toyota, Coca-Cola, Master Foods, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Disney and other organizations to find their strengths and sustain long-lasting personal success.
Ms. Drucker, one of Peter and Doris Drucker’s four children, is the founder and CEO of Start-Up Strategies, a San Francisco consultancy. Ms. Drucker is also an attorney who has focused her practice in the areas of real-estate tax planning and financing, as well as other business and commercial transactions. She has specialized, in particular, on structuring and implementing complex 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. She is the co-author of Real Property Exchanges, published by the California Continuing Education of the Bar.
Mr. Flippen is the founder of the Flippen Group, one of the largest educator-training companies, and one of the fastest-growing leadership-development organizations, in North America. With an emphasis on changing behaviors and attitudes that stand in the way of success, he has helped organizations—from small rural school districts to Fortune 500 companies—achieve dramatic improvements in performance, leadership, trust and productivity. The Flippen Group has worked with the Drucker Institute to integrate the Drucker for Future Leaders curriculum into the Flippen Group’s highly successful Teen Leadership program. Mr. Flippen is a psychotherapist and a New York Times bestselling author of The Flip Side.
Mr. Horan, an ex officio member, is the dean of the Drucker-Ito School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. At CGU, he is also director of the Center for Information Systems and Technology, co-director of the Transdisciplinary Studies Program, director of the Kay Center for E-Health Research and associate director of the Advanced GIS Lab. Mr. Horan, a CGU alumnus, has taught a number of Transdisciplinary courses during his career, including: “Social Capital and Societal Innovation,” “The Nature of Inductive Inquiry—Transdisciplinary Modes for Intensive Research,” “Intensive Research Methods,” and “Social Learning Technologies.” His research has been sponsored by numerous organizations, including the California HealthCare Foundation, Blue Shield Foundation, U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, National Science Foundation and CERS/Mayo Clinic. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 publications, including in major journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Communications of the ACM, Journal of the AIS, Communications of the AIS, MIS Quarterly Executive, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Government Information Quarterly and International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management.
Mr. Iijima is president and CEO of Yamazaki Baking Co., Japan’s leading manufacturer of bread and baked goods, with more than $6 billion in sales. Under Mr. Iijima’s leadership, Yamazaki has grown from humble beginnings into an operation with 25 domestic factories and more than 16,000 employees producing thousands of product lines for sale in 100,000 stores. He joined the company after graduating from Hitotsubashi University. The company sent him to London to study baking at what is now South Bank University, from which he holds an Honorary Doctor of Science degree. He was named president of the firm in 1979. Mr. Iijima also sat on the advisory board of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management (now the Leader to Leader Institute), and currently serves as vice chairman of World Vision Japan, a Christian relief and development organization.
Mr. Iwasaki is the author of the novel What If a Female Manager of a High School Baseball Team Read Drucker’s “Management,” which has sold more than 2 million copies and was the top-selling book in Japan in 2010. It tells the story of a student who unexpectedly becomes the manager of the baseball team at Tokyo’s Hodokubo High. She soon stumbles across a version of Peter Drucker’s 1973 classic Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices and uses its lessons to lift the team’s performance. Moshi-Dora, as Mr. Iwasaki’s book is called for short, has also been turned into an anime TV series and a movie version. In 2011, Fast Company magazine named Mr. Iwasaki one of the “100 most creative people in business.”
Joseph M. Lumarda
Mr. Lumarda is a senior vice president and investment counselor for Capital Group Private Client Services and a vice president of Capital Guardian Trust Co. Prior to joining Capital, Mr. Lumarda spent 16 years at the California Community Foundation as a program officer, vice president for development and executive vice president and chief operating officer. During that time, he also served as an independent director for Capital Research and Management Co.’s Endowment funds, a series of investment portfolios designed exclusively for nonprofit organizations. Before that, he spent three years in active duty and five years in the reserves with the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant and Naval flight officer on the P3 Orion anti-submarine warfare aircraft. Mr. Lumarda earned a BA in philosophy from Saint John’s Seminary College and an EMBA from Claremont Graduate University’s Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management. He is a member of the board of The Center for Nonprofit Management, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Give2Asia, Saint Joseph Healthcare Foundation and Pasadena Child Health Foundation.
With his brothers, Jack and Joseph, Mr. Mandel cofounded Premier Industrial Corporation in 1940, eventually merging it with Farnell Electronics in a $3 billion transaction. He was a consulting client of Peter Drucker’s in the 1960’s and 70’s, and is a longtime champion of Drucker’s values. Mr. Mandel has personally founded more than a dozen non-profit organizations, and he is the author of It’s All About Who: Essential Advice from a Self-Made Leader. His deep-seated passion is evident in the mission of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation: “To invest in people with the values, ability and passion to change the world.”
Jody Greenstone Miller
Ms. Miller is the founder and chief executive of Business Talent Group, an Inc. 5000 Los Angeles-based firm that provides consultants and interim executives through a model that grew, in part, out of Peter Drucker’s writings on the knowledge worker. Before launching BTG, Ms. Miller was a venture partner with Maveron, the Seattle-based venture capital firm founded by Howard Schultz, from 2000 to 2007. Before that, she served as executive vice president and later acting president and COO of Americast, the digital television partnership between Disney and the regional telephone companies. Ms. Miller also served in the White House as special assistant to President Bill Clinton, where she was deputy to David Gergen, counselor to the President. She currently serves on the board of directors of TRW and Capella Education Co., a leading accredited online university. She is also a co-founder and board member of the National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy.
Mr. Moon is president and CEO of Hansoll Textile Ltd., a global textile company that manufactures and exports mainly knit apparel to the United States, Europe and Japan. Hansoll is gaining worldwide recognition from national governments and its supply chain partners as an industry leader in responsibility and innovation. Mr. Moon is also the president of the New Paradigm Institute for Green & Responsible Competitiveness, which is based in Seoul. The organization is working to advance environmental sustainability and lifelong learning throughout Korea. Before assuming this post, Mr. Moon served as a member of Korea’s national parliament. And before that, he was the president and CEO of the consumer-products company Yuhan-Kimberly, which under his leadership became widely known for product innovation and the way it cared for employees. Mr. Moon was heralded, in particular, for the measures he took to avoid laying off workers during the Asian financial crisis of the mid-1990s. In addition, Mr. Moon has been an environmental leader, spearheading the planting of tens of millions of trees throughout Korea and across Asia. Mr. Moon was also a founder of the Drucker Society of Korea, which convenes regular meetings of corporate executives to read and apply Drucker’s work in their own organizations and communities.
Ms. Reno-Weber serves as Chief of Performance & Technology for the Louisville Metro Government. The first person to hold her current position, she oversees the Office of Performance Improvement & Innovation, the Department of Information Technology and the Department of Human Resources, coordinating the people, processes and technology required to improve the way government works. Ms. Reno-Weber helped launch, and continues to manage, Louisville’s internationally-recognized OPI Team and LouieStat program. She has spoken in the U.S. and abroad on performance management, data-driven decision making and culture change, and she co-authored a chapter in the book Beyond Transparency. In 2015, Government Technology named her one of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers. A graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy and former Lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard, Ms. Reno-Weber earned a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and previously worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. She is a current Moneyball for Government Fellow, is part of the inaugural cohorts in Living Cities’ City Accelerator and Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and the International Association of Internal Management Consultants (AIMC).
Mr. Schult, an ex officio member, is the president of Claremont Graduate University. Prior to serving in academia, he spent three decades in the consumer products industry, managing more than 50 leading brands and $8 billion in sales. Most notably, he served from 1990 to 2000 as president and chief operating officer of Nestlé USA, providing leadership and strategic direction to nearly 20,000 employees and 43 manufacturing facilities. In the nearly two decades prior, Mr. Schult was senior vice president for the Carnation Company, where he managed two of the most profitable operating divisions. Most recently, he was co-founder and managing director of VMG Partners, a private equity group that helped to build brands such as Timbuk2 bags and accessories and Kind healthy snack company. He has also served in senior leadership roles at TSG Consumer Partners, a private equity group that worked with leaders of companies such as Vitamin Water, Meguiars Auto Care, and Mauna Loa; and as chairman and CEO of Novopoint Inc., a startup supply chain management company for the food and beverage industry, with Cargill and Crosspoint Ventures as partners. Mr. Schult came to Claremont Graduate University in 2011 as a member of the Board of Trustees. He has also served on the Advisory Board for the Anderson School of Business at the University of California, Los Angeles and on the Board of Directors of the Times-Mirror Company, the owner of the Los Angeles Times newspaper.
C. William Pollard
Mr. Pollard is the former chairman and CEO of ServiceMaster Co. Under his leadership, ServiceMaster was recognized by Fortune magazine as the No. 1 service company among the Fortune 500. It was also identified as a “star of the future” by The Wall Street Journal and recognized by the Financial Times as one of the most respected companies in the world. In 2004, Mr. Pollard received the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for business ethics at Notre Dame. He has served as chairman of the Board of Trustees at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., and as a director of Herman Miller Inc. Mr. Pollard is also the author of the bestselling book The Soul of the Firm, which Peter Drucker described as a guide to how large service companies can “give its employees dignity, productivity, and meaningful work.” He has authored two other books, as well: The Heart of a Business Ethic and Serving Two Masters?: Reflections on God and Profit.
Mr. Wynett is chief creative officer at Procter & Gamble Co. He joined P&G in 1988 and moved up quickly through the company’s brand manager system. In 1994, Mr. Wynett persuaded then-CEO John Pepper that P&G had “hit a 15-year paralysis in launching major new products.” Mr. Wynett was then tapped to head a startup within P&G—Corporate New Ventures, which was armed with $250 million in seed money and a direct line to the CEO’s office. Under Mr. Wynett, the CNV team captured ideas from all across P&G, by way of an online network, and then used the Internet to analyze market opportunities, demographics and costs. Once it was determined that a project was feasible, it was typically launched within days and new products swiftly brought to market. Mr. Wynett’s development methods have been studied by Harvard researchers and replicated by R&D executives from myriad other multinationals. Mr. Wynett is also co-author of the bestselling You series of advice books.
Mrs. Drucker passed away in 2014. She was married to Peter Drucker for 68 years. Mrs. Drucker was accomplished in her own right as an entrepreneur, inventor and author.
Mr. Keough passed away in 2015. He was the chairman of the investment firm Allen & Co., the former president of The Coca-Cola Co. and a member of the boards of many major corporations and of his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame.