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Fordham Forum on Leadership and
Growth Executive Development Program

Fall 2012 Instructors

General Peter Pace USMC (Retired) was appointed the 16th Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking military officer in the U.S. armed forces, in 2005. In this capacity, he served as the principal military adviser to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council. During his career, General Pace has held command at virtually every level, beginning as a Rifle Platoon Leader in Vietnam. He retired from active duty in 2007, after more than 40 years of service in the United States Marine Corps. In 2008, General Pace was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor a President can bestow. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of several corporations involved in management consulting, private equity, and IT security. He served on the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, and is currently on the Secretary of Defense's Defense Policy Board. General Pace received his B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, an M.B.A. from George Washington University, and holds an honorary Ph.D. from Fordham University. He attended the Harvard University Senior Executives in National and International Security program, and graduated from the National War College. At Fordham GBA, he has lectured on a variety of topics, including leadership, “Lessons from the War in Iraq” and “Cyberterrorism: Implications for Financial Markets.”
William F. Baker, Ph.D. is a television executive who has had a leading role in shaping American broadcasting in both the commercial and public sectors. He has been called an icon of public television for producing some of the industry’s most respected and popular programs, including Charlie Rose, Bill Moyers Journal, Nature, and Great Performances. In 2008, Baker became President Emeritus of WNET, parent company of public media providers THIRTEEN and WLIW21. Baker served as President and CEO of WNET’s predecessor (Educational Broadcasting Corporation) for 20 years. THIRTEEN is the flagship public broadcasting station, the premier national public television program producer, and the most-watched public television station in the U.S. It is also the largest producer of cultural and arts programming in America. Baker is recognized as one of America’s most prolific fundraisers, having raised more than $1 billion in his career. While president of Thirteen, he helped stabilize the finances of the station by building the largest endowment in public television history. He is currently Executive in Residence at Columbia University School of Business, Journalist in Residence at Fordham University, and Claudio Aquaviva Chair at Fordham’s Graduate School of Education. Dr. Baker received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University.
Carol Rollie Flynn is Managing Principal at Singa Consulting, a professional services firm that provides security, intelligence, leadership coaching and training services to the private sector and governments. A 30-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Ms. Flynn held senior executive positions at the CIA including Director of CIA’s Leadership Academy, Director of the Office of Foreign Intelligence Relationships, Executive Director of the CIA Counterterrorism Center and Chief of Station in major posts in Southeast Asia and Latin America. She attained a rank of Senior Intelligence Service-04 (SIS-04), equivalent to a three star general when officially interacting with the U.S. military.

Ms. Flynn is also an adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute. She serves as Adjunct Staff at Rand Corporation and is a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Ms. Flynn has a B.A. from Wellesley College and has completed executive leadership programs at Duke University, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and graduate studies in Cyber Security at the University of Maryland/University College.
Jonathan Story, Ph.D. is Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy at INSEAD and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Fordham GBA. A former advisor to 10 Downing Street, he is a prolific author who has developed a distinctive approach for executives working in global business. His most recent book is China Uncovered: What you Need to Know to do Business in China. He is a regular contributor to newspapers, and is a four-time winner of the European Case Clearing House “Best Case of the Year” award. He has taught world politics, markets, and business in the M.B.A. and Ph.D. programs at INSEAD, and has taught in INSEAD’s Advanced Management Program for three decades. Story also consults with governments, international organizations and multinational corporations.
Dominique Moïsi, Ph.D. is a political scientist, writer, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Fordham GBA. He was a co-founder and is a senior adviser at the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI). He was Pierre Keller Visiting Professor at Harvard University, and held the chair for Geopolitics at the College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw, the oldest and highest-ranked educational institution in European affairs. He has advised leading French politicians, including, most recently, Nicolas Sarkozy on the Libyan crisis. His book The Geopolitics of Emotion: How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation and Hope are Reshaping the World, is an international bestseller. Dr. Moïsi is a columnist for the Financial Times, and also writes for The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, the Guardian, Die Welt and other international publications. He studied political science at the Sorbonne and at Harvard University, and has taught at the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA), the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, and the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris. Dr. Moïsi has been interviewed as a geopolitics expert on television worldwide, including on the Charlie Rose show in the U.S.
William A. Catucci, Fellow, Palladium Group Consulting, is the former president and CEO of AT&T Canada, where he led one of the most successful turnarounds in Canadian business history. He spent more than 30 years at AT&T in a variety of corporate and operational roles, including as a corporate attorney specializing in tax and regulatory law, and as vice president of federal and state government relations. He led AT&T’s business expansion into Alaska and Canada. Catucci’s accomplishments have been featured in several books, including Darwin Gillett’s Noble Enterprise, and Robert Kaplan and David Norton’s The Execution Premium and The Strategy-Focused Organization. Catucci previously served as president of Regulatory Data Corporation, and executive vice president, global operations for Equifax. At Equifax, he helped deliver 9 consecutive quarters of share price growth and $3.3B growth in shareholder value. Catucci is currently Associate Professor of Management in Fordham GBA’s Executive MBA program. He holds an undergraduate degree from Fordham University and a J.D. from New York Law School.
John N. Tognino,Chairman & CEO, Pepper Financial Group, has been in the securities industry for 49 years. He was formerly EVP and Head of Global Sales and Member Relations for NASDAQ. Previously, he was President and CEO of the Security Traders Association and the STA Foundation. Prior to joining STA, he was the EVP of Capital Markets and Trading at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. He spent over 35 years with Merrill Lynch, where, at the time of his retirement in 1993, he was a Managing Director for Global Equities. Mr. Tognino was a member of the NASDAQ Stock Market Board of Directors from 1984 through 1987 and in 1995. He is a graduate of Fordham University with a B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, and served until June 2012 as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of the University.
Robert F. Hurley, Ph.D. is Professor of Management Systems at Fordham University, and president of Hurley Associates, a consulting firm that uses behavioral science to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness. His work has appeared in a number of publications, including the Harvard Business Review and the California Management Review. Dr. Hurley was a senior consultant for five years with W. Warner Burke Associates, a firm specializing in organization consultation. Prior to that he was a Product Manager at Kraft Foods, where he led and managed new product development and established-brands teams. He began his career as a CPA working for Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Andersen, where he consulted with large-and medium-sized companies in the financial area. He received his B.S. from Fordham University, his M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Professor Hurley’s research areas of interest include managing trust, organizational change, customer focus, market orientation, and innovation & leadership. Professor Hurley’s most recent book, The Decision to Trust: How Leaders Create High-Trust Organizations, (Jossey-Bass, 2011) contends that trust in a leader is based upon 10 factors, including risk tolerance, situational security, capability and communication.
Hooman Estelami, Ph.D. is Professor of Marketing at Fordham GBA. He received his Ph.D. in marketing from Columbia University, and has served as a consultant to several leading financial services companies. Dr. Estelami has published extensive research on topics relating to financial services marketing, pricing, customer service management, and buyer behavior, and is author of the textbook Marketing Financial Services (2007). He has received several national awards for his research and teaching, and his work has been published in a variety of journals, including: Journal of Financial Services Marketing, Journal of Retailing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Service Research, and Journal of Services Marketing. He has been the recipient of the Gladys & Henry Crown Award for Academic Excellence (2000, 2002, 2009) and the Stanley Fuchs Teaching Award (2010). His most recent book is entitled Marketing Turnarounds: A Guide to Surviving Downturns and Rediscovering Growth (2010).
Falguni Sen, Ph.D. is Professor of Management Systems and Director of the Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center at Fordham University Schools of Business, where he focuses on how global innovations can benefit many countries in reducing the cost of healthcare and in increasing access. His current research is on understanding the globalization of drug discovery and how this may improve efficiencies, reduce costs and target diseases relevant to the developing world. He has conducted a number of multi-stakeholder conferences and workshops on policies governing the global drug discovery process with an emphasis on clinical trials and knowledge networks. Dr. Sen is also the chair of the Management Systems area, and specializes in the strategic management of science, technology and innovations. He has received the Gladys and Henry Crown award for excellence in teaching. Dr. Sen earned his B.S. from St. Stephen’s College (India), his M.S. from the University of Delhi, and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
N.K. “Chiddi” Chidambaran, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Finance & Business Economics, and Director, M.S. in Global Finance Program at Fordham GBA, where he teaches courses in Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, and Risk Management at GBA. His research interests include Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, and Financial Derivatives. Dr. Chidambaran has published research in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Risk and Insurance, the Journal of Derivatives, and the Financial Analysts Journal. Before joining Fordham, Professor Chidambaran taught at Rutgers University and Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Barbara Porco, C.P.A., Ph.D., is Director of Financial and Budgetary Development for Fordham University's Office of the Provost and Assistant Professor in Accounting and Taxation at Fordham Schools of Business. Dr. Porco is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified in Financial Forensics in New York. She previously worked as an Audit Supervisor and Senior Tax Manager in the Financial Services Group, and as Director of Personal Financial Planning at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is presently a consultant and educator for U.S. and international banks, financial services organizations, hospitals, regulatory agencies, and Big Four accounting firms. Dr. Porco presently oversees development and training of the Audit Intern Program for one of the world's largest accounting firms. In 2010, Dr. Porco co-authored a chapter for KPMG's Managing the Risk of Fraud and Misconduct: Meeting the Challenges of a Global, Regulated and Digital Environment (McGraw Hill, 2011). She has received many teaching awards, including multiple Teacher of the Year Awards at Fordham, and serves as a President of the Northeast Steering Committee for the American Accounting Association (AAA).
Ralph G. Trombetta is a Managing Partner and Founder of Value Innovation Associates. He has over 25 years of business experience working in various industries, with emphasis on strategy and growth, customer management, and business alignment. He is a senior Blue Ocean Strategy expert in Professor Kim and Mauborgne's global Value Innovation Network and an Adjunct Professor at Fordham, where he teaches in the M.B.A. and E.M.B.A. programs. Trombetta was formerly a VP and Executive Committee member at Emergence Consulting, and a Principal in Renaissance Strategy. He previously held management and staff positions at IBM in marketing & sales, services, and management information systems, and was an original member of the IBM Consulting Group. He has taught executive workshops worldwide for clients ranging from Fortune 10 corporations to family-held businesses. He holds an M.B.A. from NYU’s Stern School, and a B.S. in mathematics and computer science from Pace University.
Cassandra Frangos, Ph.D. is an accomplished leader who has successfully generated significant business value, developed strategic leaders, and built long-term relationships with clients. In her management consulting career, she has worked with leadership teams of Fortune 500 companies to develop solutions to business challenges that improved performance and efficiency. Currently, Dr. Frangos is Director of Cisco’s Center for Collaborative Leadership’s Executive Development practice and an Adjunct Professor at Babson College. Prior to Cisco, she was the Chief Learning and Talent Officer of a biotechnology company, and was previously the Human Capital Practice Leader at a management consulting firm led by Harvard Business School thought leaders Drs. Kaplan and Norton, founders of the Balanced Scorecard. Dr. Frangos earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in a joint program with Wharton Business School and the Graduate School of Education. She received an M.A. from Case Western Reserve University and a B.A. from Northeastern University.

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