Mark L. Gesner
Mark L. Gesner, PhD, was exposed to transformational leadership early in life at large family gatherings in Brooklyn, New York, where his grandmother and great aunts inspired a sense of strength and belonging among all who entered. He sought to emulate their positive influence with his colleagues and students, and learned how to be especially impactful by traveling the world where he gained a deep appreciation for diverse perspectives and finding wisdom in unexpected places.
Retired CEO Harley-Davidson, Inc.
Sir Michael Barber
Director of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, UK
Vice Chancelor of Auckland University
Prime Minister of New Zealand
Managing Director, Forty53 Advisors
President & CEO La Casa de Esparanza
Cotton Tree Lounge
Retired President, Starbucks
US Ambassador (Retired)
Affiliated Scholar of the Standford University Martin Luther King Institute and co-founder of the Gandhi-King Foundation
Former CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA, President and CEO, Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute