Reputation Leadership Program: Faculty profiles


Kasper Ulf Nielsen

Kasper is Executive Partner of Reputation Institute. Kasper has been engaged in international reputation management since 2000 helping companies in a range of industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Information Technology, Food and Beverage, Public Transportation, and Financial Services. Kasper has made numerous presentations at international conferences on reputation management, as well as published a number of articles. Kasper is also the co-author of the book Introduction to Organizational Theory published in 1999.

Brian Moriarty

Brian is Adjunct Professor of Management Communications at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and Director at the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics. Brian leads the Project on Public Trust in Business, a joint initiative established in partnership with the Arthur W. Page Society. He authored the highly-regarded report, The Dynamics of Public Trust in Business-Emerging Opportunities for Leaders. In 2010 he was selected one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America. He serves on the Advisory Panel for Ethisphere Magazine’s list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies and on the board of the Carson Raymond Foundation, a charitable sports-based youth development organization.

Daniel Diermeier

Daniel is a professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management, and Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. He is director of the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship, where his work focuses on reputation management, political and regulatory risk, crisis management, and integrated strategy. He has been featured globally both in academic journals and popular media, and is the author of the new book Reputation Rules: Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset (McGraw-Hill, April 2011). An award-winning educator and scholar, Diermeier is an advisor to some of the world’s leading companies and has been appointed to the FBI’s Management Board and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.

Violina Rindova

Violina is the Ralph B. Thomas Professor of Business at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin and a Fellow of the IC2 Institute of University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on value creation, the development of intangible assets, and the dynamics of competitive advantage in a variety of industries. Her work has been published in premier management journals. She served as an Associate Editor at the top theoretical journal in management— The Academy of Management Review 2005-2008. She is a recipient of multiple grants and awards, including recent awards for Research Excellence Award from the McCombs School of Business (2009), and for “Thought Leadership” from the
Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management (2009).

Anthony Johndrow

Anthony is Managing Partner of Reputation Institute North America. In this role, as well as his previous role as COO of an international Corporate Brand consultancy, Anthony has been involved in reputation management and strategy consulting in Consumer Products, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Media, and Information Technology. Anthony has spent more than 14 years in a combination of brand management, general management, corporate communications, and public affairs roles, including stints at Procter & Gamble and The Coca-Cola Company (as founder of The Coca-Cola Think Tank). Since teaching Economics and Statistics as an undergrad at Harvard, Anthony has regularly spoken and written about Branding and Corporate Reputation.

Rob Jekielek

Rob is a Director of Reputation Institute’s North American Leadership team. He leads corporate brand and reputation strategy projects for senior executives at some of the largest companies in the world. He brings extensive experience implementing solutions for companies with varied business models across a number of industries, including Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods, Banking, and Insurance. Rob also leads Reputation Institute’s Canadian practice. Rob has worked as a sessional instructor for the School of Business at the University of Alberta and has been a visiting lecturer at universities such as NYU and Cornell. Rob received a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and tManagement Science from the University of Alberta.

David Woolwine

David is the Director of Reputation Leadership at Allstate Insurance. He is responsible for developing and executing the Reputation Leadership strategy for the company. For the past three years he has conducted a bi-annual study of Allstate’s reputation with key internal and external stakeholders. This proprietary research is the basis for the corporate reputation strategy. He is also responsible for the Corporate Relations Program Management Office, employee education, communication and finance areas. David holds a BS in Journalism/Public Relations from Radford University, and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He recently published an article, “Allstate Three Pronged Measurement System”, in the sixth edition of the PRNews: PR Measurement Guidebook detailing how Allstate puts reputation and stakeholder research into action.

Philip Mirvis

Phil is an organizational psychologist whose studies and private practice concerns large-scale organizational change, the character of the workforce and workplace, leadership development, and the role of business in society. An advisor to global businesses headquartered on five continents, he has authored ten books on his studies. He has convened two-year, multi-company learning forums on integrating CSR into business strategy and on corporate branding. He has led service learning journeys of senior executives from Unilever, Shell, Ford, Novo Nordisk, and 3i to study, first-hand, an array of social and environmental issues in China, India, Borneo, Dubai, Sri Lanka, and Brazil and urban areas in the U.S., France, and U.K. He is a blogger for CSR with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Writings in this area have appeared in multiple academic journals and publications. He has taught at Boston University.

Graeme Martin

Graeme is the Professor and Chair of Management, Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy & Management at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He was previously the Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow Business School in Scotland, UK where he was the Director of the MSc in Clinical Leadership run in conjunction with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He has published widely in the fields of HRM, management and leadership and change management, including six books on HR and management. His most recent book is Corporate Reputation: Opportunities and Challenges (2011). Graeme has also published numerous refereed articles, book chapters and research reports for organizations. Currently he is researching into engagement and employer branding, the use of social media in HR and corporate governance and leadership.