Peter Billington, Ph.D., MarTec Professor of Operations Management at Colorado State University and Editor, Business Education Innovation Journal
Associate Professor in the Accountancy program, Providence College
Previously, Dr. Kraten was a management consulting partner at BDO Seidman (the sixth largest global accounting firm). He also spent eight years in the consulting, accounting, and audit divisions of Deloitte & Touche (the second largest firm).
Dr. Kraten has earned a Ph.D. in behavioral accounting from the University of Connecticut. He has also earned an M.P.P.M. in management from Yale University and a B.B.A. in public accounting from Baruch College of the City University of New York.
Sylvia Maxfield, Dean, School of Business, Providence College
She also was an assistant and associate professor in Yale University’s Department of Political Science and its School of Management from 1988 to 1997, as well as director of Yale’s master’s program in international relations.
In addition to her academic experience, Maxfield has held high-level positions in the world of finance. She served as senior sovereign analyst for Latin America and vice president for Lehman Brothers, where she was responsible for research, publications, and advising the emerging markets fixed-income traders, sales staff, and the firm’s clients on country strategy. She also served as a consultant for organizations such as the World Bank and Mitsubishi International.
Maxfield received a bachelor’s degree in economics and government from Cornell University in 1980 and earned a doctorate in political economy from Harvard University in 1988. She has written and edited several books, including Gatekeepers of Growth: The International Political Economy of Central Banking in Developing Countries (Princeton University Press, 1998).
Her research and case studies have been cited in the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, and she has provided expert commentary on economics and financial institutions on radio and television.
M. Cary Collins
The Michael A. Ruane Endowed Chair in Business Innovation & Director, The BEIC, Providence College
Founder, Cutler & Company
In 2013, he also launched Smaller Cities Unite!, which is an initiative aimed at creating new networks, connections and collaborations between government, arts, design, entrepreneurial and student communities from cities with populations of 500,000 or less. Smaller Cities Unite! has received coverage in such media outlets as the Copenhagen Post, GOOD, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station (WESA), Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Providence Journal, Providence Phoenix and Providence Business News.
Since 2008, he has served as the professional advisor to Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design students on A Better World by Design, the premier global conference on socially conscious design. Since 2008, 4,500 students and professionals from six continents have attended this 3-day conference now in its seventh year.
Previously, he had served in a number of senior positions with Edelman, a global public relations firm, Feinstein Kean Healthcare (a division of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide), Boston’s Faulkner Hospital, and Harvard Community Health Plan.
Andy received his B.A. from George Washington University.
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President of ThreeJoy Associates and co-founder of the Big Beacon Movement
David Goldberg on the Huffington Post
Designer and Educator