Dr. Daniel S. Fogel, Lead Faculty. Dan Fogel is an Executive Professor of Strategy. He specializes in strategic management, especially innovation processes in firms, including those located in emerging and transition economies and in emerging industries. Dr. Fogel received his undergraduate and master degrees from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He has held academic positions at the University of Houston, Tulane University, and the University of Pittsburgh and has been a senior manager at two oil companies and a hospital system. His international research and teaching had been conducted in several different countries in South America, Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe. He was Dean of the International Management Center, Budapest, Hungary; Dean for the Czech Management Center in Prague, Czech Republic, and Associate Dean at the University of Pittsburgh and Tulane University. He was Professor of Business Administration and Director of the Institute for Industrial Competitiveness at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. He was Associate Dean Working Professional Programs, Dean of Charlotte Programs and Executive Professor of Strategy at the Wake Forest University Schools of Business. He is at Wake Forest University as Director of the Master of Arts in Sustainability and is the Graduate School Research Professor in Sustainability.
His research and teaching areas are in environmental sustainability, global sustainable business and strategy including strategic change management and innovation for medium and large organizations. His current focus is on how organizations adopt sustainability practices and principles as part of their core strategies. He has published in behavioral studies, education, health care, psychology, sociology, economics, and management journals, and has written several book chapters, books, cases and popular press articles. His books include Managing in Emerging Market Economies (Westview) and Firm Behavior in Emerging Market Economies(Avebury); The Business of Sustainability , Law and Politics of Sustainability, and Measurement, Indicators, and Research Methods for Sustainability (all three with Berkshire Publishing). His current book is entitled Sustainable Strategy: A Natural Environmental Lens on Organizations and Management. (Routledge).
Dan Fogel has consulted for diverse organizations, such as Duke Energy, Bosch, PPG, General Electric (Hungary and USA), Motorola (Brazil), City of Charlotte, KeyCorp, Lockheed Martin, Lucent (Brazil), TESS (Brazil), Carvajal S.A. (Colombia), McGraw Hill, Samsung, AT&T (Corporate), Parker Hannifin, Unisys, Keviep (Hungary), Timkin, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pfizer, Inc., Holiday Inn, Inc., Pennsylvania Blue Shield, Raleigh City Government, Tuscarora, TENNECO International, Wachovia, Bank of America, ELON University, and Wake Forest Medical Center. His awards include numerous research grants, multiple teacher-of-the-year awards, a Fulbright Scholarship to Brazil, the Winner of the Yoder-Heneman Award, and several times the Distinguished Professor Awards. Dan Fogel has served and is serving on Boards of Directors or Advisory Boards within the United States and abroad and is Chairman of EcoLens, Chairman of The EcoLens Network and Chairman and CEO of SP3.
Letron Brantley is a business intelligence specialist and is passionate about the effective use of data to achieve competitive advantage. “It is important for companies to be sensitive to the changing world around them so that they can adapt quickly before the competition.” Letron brings his knowledge of BI to his working band, Jazz Revolution, where he has been able to out pace many competitors in the local and regional “band-for- hire” market.
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Michael Coe is currently Vice President of Corporate Reputation and Media at Duke Energy and is responsible for corporate media relations, social media, brand journalism, internal communications and executive communications. Michael previously served as senior vice president and senior partner at FleishmanHillard, providing strategic counsel and leading integrated communications campaigns for clients such as BP, AT&T, Dell and the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE). He focused on reputation management, media relations, crisis communications, stakeholder engagement, executive communications, strategic messaging, content development, financial communications and consumer product launches.
His other work has also included Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory and DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory, developing communications programs that raised awareness of renewable energy technologies and showcased innovations and educating key stakeholders on research breakthroughs occurring at the laboratory. He also coordinated public participation activities throughout Idaho for the laboratory’s Environmental Restoration program.
Michael graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Eric Gorman is owner/designer at Wily and a business strategist with Faster Glass Consulting, helping organizations apply design principles and practices in service to big challenges. Eric has worked as a designer and facilitator on design thinking projects domestically and overseas for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies (Coca-Cola, Michelin, Syngenta), federal and city government teams (USAID and the City of Charlotte), as well as prominent nonprofits and institutions (McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Kresge Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Knight Foundation). Eric’s skills include service and experience design, visual design, 3D sketching, ethnographic research, and facilitation. Previously, Eric worked as an urban planner for a multi-national engineering/consulting firm where he applied GIS, design visualization, and public engagement skills on high-speed rail, transit, bridge, greenway and highway projects.
Eric earned a B.A. in Political Science (magna cum laude, with honors) and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning (summa cum laude) from Florida State University.