Frank Schultz, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Management of Organizations and Economic Analysis and Policy groups in the Haas School of Business. He teaches courses in Competitive Strategy and Leadership, as well as being the Faculty Director and Mentor for IBD. He is the former Co-Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Haas where he collaborated in the development of the long-term strategy of the Center, managed its day-to-day operations and acted as a faculty coach through the Center's Coaching Connection program. His teaching has consistently placed him in Haas Club Six for outstanding teaching. He is a past University of California Faculty Teaching Fellow as well as a recipient of the Haas School's Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching. His educational background includes a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington, an MBA in Finance/General Management from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Minnesota. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., he worked in a variety of functional areas for Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Chevron and Pillsbury.His educational background includes a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington, an MBA in Finance/General Management from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Minnesota. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., he worked in a variety of functional areas for Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Chevron and Pillsbury.
Before joining the IBD program at Berkeley Haas in 2011, David spent 26 years in sales and marketing for global investment banking firms in New York, London and San Francisco. These included positions with JP Morgan and Bank of America. David's responsibilities with these firms included managing corporate finance relationships with sovereign entities, banks and companies in the Middle East and the UK. He also developed and maintained investment management relationships with institutional investors in the US. David has an MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia University, an MA in English from Indiana University, and a BA in English from Davidson College. He also served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Mali, West Africa.
In her role as Director of Operations, Danner oversees the administration, logistics and marketing of IBD at the Haas School of Business. Danner has twenty years of experience working in program management, event planning, marketing and hospitality in both the nonprofit and private sectors. Prior to joining IBD, Danner worked at the Center for Social Sector Leadership at Berkeley Haas. Danner is the leader for the Haas Green Team, a staff organization that focuses on sustainability initiatives in partnership with Berkeley Haas leadership and the greater UC Berkeley community. She is currently leading the Zero Waste Initative for Connie & Kevin Chou Hall. Designed for LEED Platinum and WELL certifications, Chou Hall will also be the first business school building registered to attain Zero Waste certification by Summer 2018. The building will serve as a model for environmental sustainability at UC Berkeley and represents a critical step toward the University of California’s Zero Waste by 2020 and Carbon Neutrality by 2025 goals. .
Dara McKenzie is the program coordinator for the CRB and the International Business Development (IBD) Program. Early in her career, Dara worked as a teller manager in Boston for five years, where she led a team at one of the fastest- growing banks in the region. She joined UC Berkeley as an admission officer in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department and was co-organizer of the Admitted Graduate Student Visit Day for 150 highly sought-after admits. Since joining the Haas School of Business in 2013, she has been responsible for communicating with MBA students, IBD clients, and corporate sponsors. She also manages event planning, accounting, and expense reports, maintains the CRB and IBD websites and boosts team morale. Dara plans to continue her education in Sociology.
Whitney Hischier is a lecturer at Haas and serves as the Faculty Director for its Center for Executive Education. Whitney has spent most of her career in change management and system implementation consulting, primarily on international assignments. She has worked for KPMG in the Netherlands and UK, ABN Amro Bank in Portugal and Spain and the Endeavor Initiative, on projects in Chile and Argentina. Following an undergraduate degree focused on security and arms control, she worked with NATO for ten summers to run presidential-level conferences on European security issues in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, and Russia. Whitney previously served as the Assistant Dean for the Center for Executive Education at Haas from 2004-2012, spending much of her time consulting to domestic and international clients on human capital challenges and designing educational programs to help solve them. Major international clients include Statoil and DNV (Norwegian), the Panama Canal, and universities in Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. Whitney serves as a faculty mentor in the International Business Development program. She holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA from Haas with a Certificate in Health Management.
Judy is an Executive level corporate strategy and brand management professional. Judy has helped to grow three consulting practices, conceive and launch two multichannel Internet-based businesses with responsibility for business strategy, channel development and marketing, and advised four Internet startups. Her background includes 20+ years’ experience driving growth through customer- centricity, with particular expertise in business strategy and brand positioning, customer insight and activation, business development, and integrated marketing.
In addition to consulting, Judy is a lecturer on the Marketing faculty at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She teaches Brand Strategy & Management and Marketing, and sponsors Berkeley’s National Student Advertising Competition team.
David Evan Harris has taught at the Haas School of Business since 2015, offering courses including Civic Technology; Social Movements and Social Media; and Scenario Planning and Futures Thinking. At the Institute for the Future(IFTF), David leads research on the future of philanthropy, media, governance, and social movements. Building on this research, he has served as an advisor and consultant to dozens of foundations, government agencies and corporations. In 2004, Davidfounded the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience around the world, produced by thousands of collaborating filmmakers, photographers and translators. David has presented his work toaudiences at the Smithsonian, Harvard, Stanford, Apple, Google, Adobe, United Nations University, among other institutions. His writings have been published by the BBC, Guardian, Adbusters, Focus on the Global South, Hivos, Alternet, Grist and translated into dozens of languages. David previously worked at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He studied at the University ofSão Paulo (M.S.) and UC Berkeley (B.A.). He speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. David’s work has been supported by groupsincluding the National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Long Now Foundation, Black Rock Arts Foundation, Christensen Fund and the Goldman Fund.