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George Siedel
  George Siedel

Business School Group Selects Ross Professor as Board Officer

11/29/2006 --

George Siedel is chosen as vice chair of the Washington Campus, a consortium of 16 U.S. business schools.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—George Siedel, professor of business law at Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business, has been elected vice chair of the board of directors of the Washington Campus, a national consortium of business schools. His appointment is effective for 2007.

Siedel, the Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration and Thurnau Professor of Business Law, has served on the Washington Campus board since 1997.

Founded in 1978, the Washington Campus is a consortium of 16 U.S. business schools that operates on the principle that understanding how government works is indispensable knowledge for all business leaders. It provides elective courses for graduate business students and corporate executives on the decision-making processes of the U.S. government and, last year, launched a course for undergraduate students. Since its founding, more than 4,000 business students and 3,500 business executives have attended its courses.

"Future business leaders need to understand the impact of public policy on business strategy and operations," Siedel said. "The Washington Campus has long been a leader in providing courses that meet this need. I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve an organization that has provided so many benefits to Ross School of Business students."

Siedel's teaching and research focus on legal issues that relate to international business law, negotiation and dispute resolution. He has written several books, including "Real Estate Law," "Using the Law for Competitive Advantage," "Business Law and the Legal Environment" and "Business Law."

A former Fulbright Scholar, Siedel served as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Real Property Review for nearly 30 years and currently serves on the advisory boards of the Real Estate Law Journal and the Litigation Risk Management Institute.

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat
Phone:(734) 936-1015 or 647-1847