Panel #1 Automotive Industry Panel;
Trends, Challenges, and Talent Needs Emerging after the Great Recession
Monday, April 15th | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | W0750
||Angela J. Buk
Head of Risk Management & Investment Operations, Chrysler Group LLC
Ms. Buk was appointed Head of Risk Management & Investment Operations in February 2010. In that capacity, she has responsibility for all of Chrysler Group’s risk management and investment operation activities covering $30 billion of global of employee benefit assets.
Ms. Buk joined Chrysler in 1999 from Deloitte & Touche, where she spent the first years of her career in Audit as a Certified Public Accountant. Within Chrysler, Ms. Buk progressed through roles in
Corporate Finance and Securitization, Treasury, Value Management, Dealer
Incentives and Private Equity.
Ms. Buk earned a Bachelor
of Business Administration degree in Accounting/Finance and a Master of
Accounting degree from The Ross School of Business at The University of
McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Russell Hensley is an Expert Associate Principal in McKinsey's Automotive and Assembly Practice and is based in the Detroit office. A 22-year veteran of the automotive industry, he works exclusively on projects with automotive manufacturers, suppliers, investors, and high-tech companies. In addition to serving automotive clients, he co-leads McKinsey's special initiative on the impact of climate change on the automotive industry which includes a focus on the future of vehicle electrification.
Prior to joining the firm, Russell worked for Ricardo Consulting Engineers, leading their Vehicle Engineering Operations in North America and with a global OEM in product development launching multiple vehicle programs in Europe, North America and Asia. Russell has an MBA from The Ross School of Business and Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Leeds University, England.
Marketing Communications Manager, Ford Motor Company
Scott has more than 15 years of experience combining technology and marketing to produce integrated advertising campaigns. He is currently responsible for advertising communications for the Ford brand. In this position, Scott oversees the development of strategic communications plans and the production of television, print and out of home materials, and coordinates communications activities across all media channels.
Scott began his career as an IT professional specializing in developing and supporting B2C web applications. He transitioned into the field of digital marketing and later into cross channel advertising communications.
Under Scott’s leadership of Ford Digital Marketing from 2007 to 2012, the company become a recognized leader in digital and social media marketing, earning praise from industry and mainstream publications for innovations such as revealing the 2011 Ford Explorer on Facebook, collaborating on the first ever automotive hackathon with Facebook, using an orange puppet named “Doug” to launch the 2012 Focus, and launching the innovative Mustang Customizer website and mobile application.
Scott graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in Management Information Systems and earned an MBA from The Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan.
||Christopher J. Lanker, CPSM
Vice President, Global Supply Chain BorgWarner, Inc.
Christopher J. Lanker holds concurrent roles as interim Vice President, Global Supply Chain at the corporate level and Vice President, Global Supply Management of BorgWarner’s Morse TEC business unit.
Since joining the company in 1998, Mr. Lanker has progressed through numerous leadership positions at various business units within BorgWarner including Director, Supplier Development
Management, Morse TEC, Director, Product Strategy, Emissions Systems, and
Director, Sales and Plant Start-Up, Turbo Systems.
Prior to joining
BorgWarner, Mr. Lanker held engineering and product management positions within
other auto companies.
Mr. Lanker earned a Bachelor
in Mechanical Engineering degree from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
in Terre Haute, Indiana, and an MBA from The Ross School of Business at The University
Panel #2 Career Transitions at High Levels
Wednesday, April 17th | 10:30 am - 11:30 am | W0750
||Robert H. Barrow
Chief Executive Officer, Doctors Hospital of Michigan (DHM)
Mr. Barrow is the Chief
Executive Officer at Doctors’ Hospital of Michigan (DHM), a for-profit
community hospital located in southeast Michigan. He joined DHM in the fall of
2012 to lead a turn-around of the hospital and ambulatory center. Under his
leadership, a new executive team was formed to drive operational, clinical and
financial performance improvement. Recent successes include a hospital-wide
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) survey, and the
implementation of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and enterprise software.
Prior to joining DHM, Mr. Barrow was the founder
and CEO of BPL International, a consulting firm focused on the health care
provider, medical device and medical technology sector. BPL brought a unique
value proposition to a select group of clients and partners that included Henry
Ford Health System, Henry Ford Innovation Institute, Medanta (India) and
Columbia Asia (India), DMC, Wayne State and the University of Michigan. Mr.
Barrow served as the CEO of FlexDex, a University of Michigan tech-transfer
medical device company during the seed-phase of start-up. He remains active in
the tech-transfer sector with a new opportunity that is under development with
Mr. Barrow’s career transition from an executive position in automotive was a direct result of the EMBA program at Ross Business School and the
‘ExecMAP’ project that introduced him to international healthcare. Prior to the
EMBA, Mr. Barrow was Vice President & General Manager of an automotive
supplier where he led three Business Units in the US and Europe.
He received his MBA from The
Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan in 2010, attended
Davenport University where he earned his BA, and qualified as a Mechanical
Engineer from Burnley College in England.
Vice President of Marketing at Busch's Inc.
Marla started her career in sales and marketing with two large, publicly-held corporations, Handleman Company and Borders Group, Inc. Fortunately she transitioned out of both organizations prior to their ultimate demise. After leaving Borders, Marla joined a small, privately-held creative agency where she quickly began to manage the team as well as the lead business development efforts. Shortly thereafter, Marla started the Evening MBA Program at Michigan and was immediately able to put her learning to work at the small firm. Four years later, Marla leveraged her business education (especially her Tax Accounting class) and acquired the small firm.
As President and Owner of FOURSIGHT Creative Group, Inc., Marla managed client relationships and encouraged creative thinking amongst her team. Marla sold the business six years later, providing consultative support the following year. Marla then joined MyBuys, Inc., an entrepreneurial spirited and quickly growing company, as a Client Services Manager. When the opportunity arose to join Busch’s, Inc. and lead their strategic marketing efforts, Marla eagerly accepted the challenge. Now, working for a medium sized, privately-held corporation, Marla is tapping her leadership and marketing experiences while learning the ins and outs of grocery retail. As part of the senior leadership team, Marla is helping implement Busch’s recently developed three-year strategic plan.
Co-Founder of the MBA Veterans Network
Chris is a Co-Founder of the MBA Veterans Network, a Chicago-based professional networking and advocacy organization that connects military veteran students and alumni of the top-40 ranked US and non-US MBA programs with employers and each other. Founded in 2009, the company fulfills its mission by hosting an exclusive career conference for transitioning MBA Veterans and top employers, maintaining an innovative web-based networking platform for a community of 2000 (and growing) members. In addition, the organization recently launched an Academic Partner program which helps top-ranked MBA programs attract more veteran applicants through co-branding and outreach services. In his free time, Chris works in brand management at Procter & Gamble. Prior to attending business school, he was both a policy and operations adviser to the Governor of Illinois’ Chief of Staff and spent four and a half years on active duty as a US Army officer.
Chris earned an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of International Relations from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College.
President of Marketing Associates
Mark Petroff is driving Marketing Associates' development as a technology enabled provider of "below the line" marketing services.
Before joining Marketing Associates, Mark was a Partner in the Financial Advisory Services practice of Deloitte. He served as the global leader for the practice's Automotive industry segment as well as a General Securities Principal in Deloitte's investment banking group, Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance LLC.
In addition to Marketing Associates and Deloitte, Mark served as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy's Submarine Force. His experience included training assignments in the Nuclear Propulsion Program, engineering assignments at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, and operational duty aboard a nuclear powered submarine. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.