William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management,
Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management
Michael Useem is Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management and Faculty Director of the McNulty Leadership Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His university teaching includes MBA and executive-MBA courses on management and leadership, and he offers programs on leadership and governance for managers in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He works on leadership development with many companies and organizations in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He is the author of The Leader’s Checklist, The Leadership Moment, Executive Defense, Investor Capitalism, Leading Up, and The Go Point. He is also co-author and co-editor of Learning from Catastrophes; co-author of The India Way, Leadership Dispatches, Boards That Lead, and The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap; and co-author of Fortune Makers: The Leaders Creating China’s Great Global Companies (2017), Go Long: Why Long-Term Thinking Is Your Best Short-Term Strategy (2018), and Mastering Catastrophic Risk: How Companies Are Coping with Disruption (2018). Mike is co-anchor for a weekly program “Leadership in Action” on SiriusXM Radio Channel 132, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School, and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff is the Executive Director of the Wharton Leadership Program and a Lecturer at The Wharton School and the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.
As Executive Director, Jeff is responsible for the portfolio of curricular and co-curricular leadership development programs available to Wharton Undergraduates and fulltime and executive MBA students, and for directing the School’s efforts to create the Wharton Global Leadership Institute. He teaches an interdisciplinary graduate level course at the University of Pennsylvania, Leadership and Social Change; supervises multiple Field Application Projects; and delivers a variety of workshops, seminars, and conferences for students, managers, and executives. Jeff also chairs the Steering Committee for the Lipman Family Prize, an annual $125,000 social sector award launched in 2011.
In addition, Jeff designs and delivers leadership workshops and courses for executive clients through Wharton Executive Education. As a Learning Director, Jeff leads two weeklong executive courses, Creating and Leading High Performing Teams and The Leadership Edge: Strategies for New Leaders. He also worked with a variety of corporate, nonprofit, and governmental clients, including Alcoa, AXA, the City of Philadelphia, Deloitte, FINRA, iDE, Komaza, Merrill Lynch, the Mt. Rainier Institute, the National Outdoor Leadership School, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, the Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership, Toyota, the United Nations, and Vanguard.
Jeff is an honors graduate of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (MBA) and Penn State University (B.A., B.S.), and is currently a doctoral student studying educational leadership. Prior to his current career as a scholar and practitioner, Jeff held a variety of financial roles at AT&T and its cable unit, AT&T Broadband, concluding his career as a product CFO and the Executive Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Throughout his life, Jeff has grown his appreciation for authentic, creative leadership supported by thoughtful analysis and a willingness to learn through action and reflection.
He serves as a board member for the Philadelphia chapter of Summer Search, a Strategic Advisor to the Global Partnerships Forum, and a member of the Leadership Development Committee for the Pig Iron Theatre Company. He also serves as co-host for Leadership In Action on SiriusXM radio channel 111, “Business Powered by Wharton.” Jeff is married to Heidi, with whom he has two kind and rambunctious children, Samantha and Jakob. He loves the outdoors, live music, his family and friends, and a bunch of other stuff (notably his dog, Rocket, and his cat, Rosie).
Anne M. Greenhalgh
Deputy Director, McNulty Leadership Program
Adjunct Professor of Management
Anne M. Greenhalgh is Deputy Director of the Wharton Leadership Program and Adjunct Professor of Management. She is chiefly responsible for the design and delivery of the School’s foundation leadership course for undergraduates, Management 100: Leadership and Communication in Groups. Anne also co-instructs Wharton 101, the new gateway course for freshman.
Anne Greenhalgh is an award-winning teacher. She was voted the Best Lecturer in the Social Sciences by the entire student body at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. She has also won the William G. Whitney Teaching Award for Associated Faculty on so many occasions that a former Vice Dean of the Undergraduate Division once remarked that the only time she does not win is when she is not eligible.
In addition to fulfilling her administrative and teaching responsibilities, Anne has served as an advisor and consultant to a number of academic institutions and corporations, including the School District of Philadelphia, Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, Merrill Lynch, Marsh USA Inc, and Banc of America. She also serves as co-host for Leadership In Action on SiriusXM radio channel 111, “Business Powered by Wharton.” As a Visiting Professor at City University, London, she was a member of the Vice Chancellor’s senior management team and laid the foundation for the University’s learning and teaching strategy.
Anne’s research projects reflect her dedication to leadership and management education. Case Method Teaching as Science and Art: A Metaphoric Approach and Curricular Application appeared in the April 2007 edition of the Journal of Management Education. Visualizing the Leadership Story our Students Tell appeared in the Wharton Leadership Digest (January – February, 2010), Volume 14, Numbers 3-4. Her most recent publication, co-authored with her colleague Christopher I. Maxwell, is entitled “Images of Leadership: A New Exercise to Teach Leadership from a Social Constructionist Perspective” and was published in the Organization Management Journal (2011) 8, 106–110.
Wilma coordinates finance and operations for the McNulty Leadership Program office. Before joining Wharton, Wilma worked at the University of Pennsylvania as a temporary employee and Delaware Investments (nka Lincoln Financial Group), where she managed a team of seven retirement administrators, helped with marketing retirement products, involved with the annual tax reporting for retirement products, and handled ERISA and legal transactions for several retirement vehicles. She also served as a Spanish Translator for The Philadelphia Family Court (summer of 2006) where she prepared victims for their court hearings, volunteered at the Philadelphia VIP as paralegal and translator, and with the Philadelphia Bar Association translating for attorneys immigration clients.
Born in Salinas, Puerto Rico, and raised in Philadelphia, attended Pierce College for higher education receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies. She completed her Masters of Science in Legal Studies in the year 2016.
Erica R. Castillo
Erica joined Wharton’s McNulty Leadership Program this past July. Beforehand, she spent three years as a financial coordinator in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences. Previously, Erica worked in the private sector as an analyst with JPMorgan. She attended Temple University, where she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Erica currently resides in West Philadelphia with her husband, Mark, and her pets – Paris, Pablo, and Riley. She enjoys traveling, music, cooking, and reality TV.
Financial Coordinator, Central Operations
Tia joined the Leadership Program team in September 2010 as Coordinator for Wharton Leadership Ventures. Tia manages financials, web development, and logistics within the Ventures program and works closely with Venture Fellows and coordinators at the MBA level. Prior to coming to Wharton, Tia spent three years as an Academic Coordinator at Drexel University’s College of Medicine, Biomedical Graduate Studies and also served as an Administrative Assistant at Girard College, a private boarding school in Philadelphia for academically capable students grades 1 through 12.
Earlier in her career, Tia served as the front line at Wharton’s MBA Program Office for four years, greeting and supporting Wharton’s graduate population and providing a friendly face for new and current students. Tia is excited to be back at Wharton working with energetic, brilliant MBA students. Tia is a Philadelphia native and a dedicated Eagles fan, who loves spending time with her family and friends.
Director, Marketing and Communications
Kate FitzGerald is a Director of Marketing & Communications for the Leadership Program and has been with Wharton for eight years. Kate is responsible for all marketing and communications activities across the Center, McNulty Leadership Program, and the Lipman Family Prize. This includes development and implementation of a strategic marketing plan and overall brand identity for what will become the Wharton Global Leadership Institute. She oversees the ongoing maintenance of multiple media channels, including the Center and Program websites, the McNulty Leadership program social media presence and the photography and video creation needed to promote the brand and programs..
Kate holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of San Diego and an M.A. in Marketing and Advertising from Emerson College. She comes from a 15 year career in corporate marketing, with a focus in identity branding and messaging. Prior to coming back to her home base of Philadelphia, she spent several years living in Europe and Asia. Kate lives outside of Philadelphia and cherishes her time with her husband Josh, and two young children, Erin and Brendan. In her “free time”, Kate is an avid runner, having completed four marathons and several sprint triathlons.
Emily serves as a Manager for the Nonprofit Board Fellows program and supports the McNulty Leadership Program’s civic initiatives as well as business development. Prior to Wharton, Emily spent over 10 years working at the intersection of sustainable agriculture, public health, and specialty food where she worked in nonprofit, small business and government settings. In her quest to understand and improve our food system, Emily has farmed, bought, sold, imported, and worked on public policy for food and agriculture. She received her BA in Political Science and Spanish from Hamilton College and a MA in Geography and Urban Studies from Temple University. She is an amateur gardener, chef and cyclist.
Director, Lipman Family Prize
Umi Howard joined the Wharton School in 2011 to establish and serve as Director of the Lipman Family Prize, an annual global competition that celebrates leadership and innovation in the social sector with an emphasis on impact and transferability of practices. He is also a lecturer and leadership facilitator through the McNulty Leadership Program. Prior to joining Wharton, Umi spent fifteen years working in the social impact sector in a variety of roles, including running a social enterprise, organizational consulting, curriculum design and instruction, philanthropy and board service. He also led organizational development initiatives at United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and managed one of the organization’s grant portfolios. Umi’s intense passion for positive social impact and leadership development, and his experiences working in South Africa, Ecuador and the United States give him a unique perspective on leadership, which he brings to both the classroom and the numerous Philadelphia-area boards on which he serves. Umi is a graduate of Vassar College and received his Master’s from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. He and his wife raise their four sons in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.
Director, MBA Leadership and Talent Development
Lecturer, Management Department
Lynn Krage is the Director of the Wharton Executive Coaching and Feedback Program, responsible for the development and implementation of this personalized one-on-one coaching platform designed to promote deeper self-awareness and improved leadreship skills for all students. She is also the Senior Associate Director, accountable for the design and delivery of the MBA Learning Team Retreat and the Leadership Fellows program.
Before coming to Wharton, Lynn was an Assistant Director at the Archer Center for Student Leadership Development at Rennselaer (RPI), where she developed and taught required core courses in Professional Development and Managerial Leadership in addition to designing and implementing nationally-recognized leadership development programming for undergraduate and graduate students, providing training and development for faculty and staff, and consulting with outside colleges and universities to direct them in creating their own leadership programs.
Lynn’s interest in leadership and organizational development is an outgrowth of her graduate studies. She holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from New York University, where she taught undergraduate courses in Sociology, Sex and Gender, and the Family. She has also completed a Certificate in Human Resource Management at the Wharton School and has achieved Professional Human Resource Certification from the Society for Human Resource Management. In her free time, Lynn enjoys running and has completed three marathons; however, most of the running she does now is after her 2 young sons, Lucian and Calder.
Associate Director, Nonprofit Board Fellows Program
Dan is Associate Director for the Nonprofit Board Leadership Program, and is responsible for student programming related to leadership in the local community. He also manages partnerships with more than 60 nonprofit organizations in the Delaware Valley.
Dan came to the Wharton Leadership Program from Congreso de Latinos Unidos, where he managed the growth and development of the agency’s institutional partnership with Harcum College. Before Congreso, he taught high school English in Camden, New Jersey through Teach For America. He remains connected to the communities he has worked in, and since 2011 has served on the board of directors of MIMIC, a North Philadelphia nonprofit focused on mentoring and engaging high-risk youth.
He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in English, and received a Master’s in Nonprofit/NGO Leadership at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice. He is an avid trail runner, and spends time outside of work running in the Wissahickon with his wife Theresa and their daughter Rosie.
Gwendolyn McDay is a collaborative leader energized by developing vibrant, self-reflective and high-performing teams. As Associate Director of the William P. Lauder Wharton Leadership Fellows, Gwendolyn engages stakeholders at every level and across silos to operationalize cutting-edge leadership content into experiential learning and service opportunities for Wharton MBA students.
Gwendolyn has over a decade of strategy and operations experience working for multi-national chemical companies as well as a stint with Deloitte’s chemicals and industrials practice. She ardently believes environmental sustainability will soon be the driver of innovation in how we build and our world. Career highlights include:
- Responsible for the P&L of 4 chemical product lines with $20M in annual sales throughout the USA and Canada, growing margin 22% while hiring a sales and marketing team and optimizing the supply chain for 35 SKUs manufactured across 3 facilities in Europe;
- Managed markets ranging from agrochemicals and pharma to cleaning and renewable energy;
- Voted winner of the Arkema Arena Award Peoples’ Choice award when, after facing negative EBIDTA trajectory at a domestic production site, she facilitated a plant consolidation and resource migration to 2 other business units. Executing to plan in just 90 days, this effort retained jobs, repurposed assets, enabled repatriation of 12M pounds of resin production and saved $6M in stranded costs and greenfield construction;
- Supervised staff of 16 in operation of hazardous waste incinerator, wastewater treatment facility, and steam production for an 80-acre chemical plant, ensuring compliance with all state and federal EPA regulations for on- and off-site hazardous waste handling and disposal.
Gwendolyn has developed an economic development strategy for The Cleveland Foundation and sat on multiple non-profit boards. She holds a BS in Environmental Engineering Sciences from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she loved serving as a Leadership Fellow.
Program Manager, Lipman Family Prize
Tunisia coordinates logistics and operations for the Lipman Family Prize. Prior to joining Wharton, Tunisia worked at the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, where she provided administrative and operational support for the Education Team in the Impact Department, helped to manage grant applications and reporting. She also served as a Special Projects Coordinator at The Philadelphia Tribune where she co-managed special events.
Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Tunisia stayed in her hometown for higher education receiving her Bachelor’s degree in English from Temple University. She is currently a member of the Steering Committee for the newly launched Philadelphia Black Giving Circle and hopes to continue her professional journey along the philanthropic path.
Erica is Associate Director for Wharton Leadership Ventures and manages the Undergraduate Ventures and oversees the training and development of the Undergraduate Venture Fellows.
Erica joined the McNulty Leadership Program in November 2016 after working 8 years with Outward Bound. She has a vast array of outdoor and leadership experience in her roles as instructor, facilitator and staff trainer. She is passionate about experiential education and helping students discover themselves in unique environments.
Erica graduated from West Chester University with a B.A. in Psychology and is currently pursuing a masters degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Program Manager, Management 610 and Organizational Behavior Conference
Prior to joining the Wharton Leadership Program, Megan served as the Director on the Open Enrollment team at The Wharton School’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education. Her responsibilities included the design, development, marketing, implementation and evaluation of a portfolio of executive education programs.
Megan graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College with a B.S. in Business Marketing. She grew up in Vineland, NJ and currently lives in the Art Museum area of Philadelphia with her husband, and their twin one-year-old daughters.
Tammy Rawls-King, Business Administrator for the Leadership Program and Center for Human Resources, has been with Wharton for 16 years. Tammy began her work in the MBA Program Office where she enjoyed working with students in a supportive environment. She became interested in learning more about the academic departments and the fiscal operations at Wharton and worked as a Financial Analyst for the school in 2004. Shortly thereafter, Tammy transitioned to her current role as a Business Administrator, first for the Management Department where she managed the financials and budget activities for the Management Department affiliated Centers and Programs, and now focused on Leadership. Tammy has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Business from Temple University. She grew up in North Carolina and currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband Romeo, her daughter, Maja, and their puppy, Juicy.
Associate Director, Wharton Leadership Ventures
Jules is Associate Director for Wharton Leadership Ventures and is the principal manager of Graduate Ventures and the Venture Fellow Development Program. He facilitates relationships with a variety of mission critical teams and oversees the execution of the Development Workshop Series. He also manages the Veterans Transition Program for The Wharton Leadership Program.
Jules joined the Leadership Program in March of 2015 directly after finishing a 22 year career as an Air Force Pararescue Jumper (PJ). He has served in most conflicts since the mid-90s and has led teams to locate and rescue or recover isolated personnel in highly contentious regions and often in the face of extreme environmental circumstances.
Jules earned a B.S. from the State University of New York with a capstone study in experiential education and he is currently pursuing a Masters in Organizational Dynamics from The University of Pennsylvania.
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Jess develops and leads our strategic planning process and serves as the lead administrator for the Emotions Research initiative led by Sigal Barsade. Jess is also a core team member of the Advanced Management Program, where she focuses on the pre- and post- program participant experience, and will be the liaison between Executive Education and the Wharton Leadership Program supporting all aspects of the partnership.
Prior to coming to Wharton, Jess served as the Assistant Director of External Relations for the Division of Business Services at Penn. She graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Marketing and earned her master’s in Higher Education Management from Penn’s Graduate School of Education in 2008 after a career change from healthcare marketing and consulting. Jess grew up just outside of Pittsburgh and currently lives in Jenkintown with her husband, Brandon and their daughter, Ella and Molly.
Samantha is responsible for the management, planning, and delivery of the Coaching and Feedback Program for MBA, MBA for Executives and Executive audiences. She also manages programing for the MBA for Executive audience.
Prior to joining the McNulty Leadership Program, Samantha served as Associate Director on the Open Enrollment team at The Wharton School’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education. Her responsibilities included the design, development, marketing, implementation and evaluation of a portfolio of leadership programs.
Samantha graduated from Susquehanna University with a B.A in Communications emphasizing in Public Relations and a minor in Art History. Samantha lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband Chris, their son, Foster as well as their other “children” Hattie the dog and Jack the cat.
Associate Director, Undergraduate Leadership Development
Amanda is responsible for the planning and management of the TA mentoring community for Wharton 101, the gateway course for all Wharton Undergraduates. In addition, she is responsible for developing relationships with regional organizations and local Penn partners to cultivate case studies for the Wharton 101 student team projects and the creation of co-curricular programming that aligns to “The Leadership Journey.”
Amanda joined the McNulty Leadership Program in 2014 as the Associate Director for the Leadership Fellows program. Her responsibilities included the management of student training, overseeing fellow selection, and creating a meaningful learning experience for the fellows and First-Year MBA community.
Previously, Amanda worked at McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. She received a BA in Communications from Penn State University and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Organizational Dynamics from The University of Pennsylvania.