Larry Pulley

Dean of the College of William & Mary, Raymond A. Mason School of Business

Lawrence B. Pulley is dean and T.C. and Elizabeth Clarke professor of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary. A 1974 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of William & Mary, Pulley received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia.

Before returning to his undergraduate alma mater as a member of the Business School faculty in 1985, he was an assistant professor of economics at Brandeis University. From 1993 to 1996, Pulley served as associate dean of the School of Business and was appointed dean in 1998. Pulley's academic publications have focused on statistical modeling, portfolio theory and empirical studies in banking.

His areas of Interest/Expertise are: Banking Industry Structure and Regulation, International Payments and Portfolio Management.

 
Ed Coleman

Former CEO
Gateway & Unisys

An experienced CEO, he has led three public companies through significant business model transformations and improvements in performance. Most recently, having joined Unisys in the depths of the 2008-2009 financial crisis, he led the team responsible for the company's turnaround from a loss-making, heavily indebted enterprise to one that reduced its debt by 85% and moved to a positive net cash position, delivered six consecutive years of profits and five consecutive years of free cash flow, and reinvigorated its offerings, bringing to market innovative, award-winning new products and services. From the market bottom in March 2009 through the end of his tenure in 2014, Unisys shares outperformed the S&P 500 over 3X.

 
Michael Medline

President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited

A seasoned retail veteran with a passion for innovation, Michael Medline’s career at Canadian Tire has been marked by bold strategic thinking, creative ideas and a steadfast drive to keep the Company on offence. Michael believes in the power of sport, is relentless in his commitment to giving back to communities, and is dedicated to creating initiatives that help children get into the game and live more active and healthy lives.

Over the course of his 14-year career with Canadian Tire, Michael has led many of the Company’s most important strategic initiatives, including the acquisition of Mark’s in 2002, the acquisition and subsequent integration and leadership of the Forzani Group in 2011, and the Scotiabank partnership in May 2014.

Michael is driving the Company’s business units to innovate with a focus on adapting to the changing expectations and needs of customers, including being more relevant in a world of rapidly changing technology. He is dedicated to evolving Canadian Tire Corporation into a world class digital organization.

Michael holds an MBA from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, an LL.B. from the University of Toronto, and a BA from the University of Western Ontario. In addition to his corporate leadership roles, Michael is Vice Chairman of the board of the Retail Council of Canada, a member of the Board of Governors of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and Honorary Chair of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Celebrations and a board member of SickKids Foundation. He has sat on the boards of Canadian Tire Bank, Jumpstart and Pan Asia Paper Company.

 
Nicolas Boël

Chairman of the Board
Solvay SA

Nicolas Boël was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Solvay Group in May of 2012. In his capacity as chairman, Nicolas is responsible for management and oversight of the board and its review of the Group’s performance in meeting objectives in key areas of business performance and corporate social responsibility and in defining the Group’s strategy. He has been a member of the Solvay Board of Directors since 1998.

A member of the Solvay family, Nicolas served as General Manager of Myriad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of British-based Corus Group specializing in lacquer-coated steel production. Before that, he served in a variety of sales and executive positions both in Europe and North America for Corus, one of the world’s largest steel producers and which was acquired by Indian conglomerate, Tata Steel, in 2007. Nicolas began his career at his family’s Belgian steel company Usines Gustave Boël in 1989.

Nicolas holds a bachelors degree in economics from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve near Brussels and earned a masters in business administration from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

 
Mary C. Gentile

PhD, Creator/Director of Giving Voice to Values, Senior Research Scholar at Babson College, Senior Advisor at Aspen Institute Business & Society Program, and consultant on management education and leadership development

Among numerous other awards, Gentile was named as one of the ”Top Thought Leaders in Trust: 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners” by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World, January 2015.

Giving Voice to Values, a pioneering business curriculum for values-driven leadership, has been featured in Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, McKinsey Quarterly, etc. and piloted in over 800 business schools and organizations globally. The award-winning book is Giving Voice To Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right (www.MaryGentile.com), with translations in Chinese, Spanish and forthcoming in Korean. Gentile has authored numerous books and articles and partnered with Nomadic.fm in 2014 to launch six online interactive social cohort-based modules around Giving Voice To Values (http://nomadic.fm/ProgDetailGivingVoiceToValues.html).

From 1985 – 95, Gentile was faculty member and manager of case research at Harvard Business School and one of the principal architects of HBS’s Leadership, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility curriculum. She co-authored Can Ethics Be Taught? Perspectives, Challenges, and Approaches at Harvard Business School and was Content Expert for the award-winning interactive CD-ROM, Managing Across Differences (HBS Publishing).

Gentile earned her Bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary and her MA and PhD from State University of New York-Buffalo.

 
Raymond A. "Chip" Mason

Senior Advisor
Legg Mason, Inc.

Raymond A. Mason founded Mason and Company in 1962 and has spent his career building the financial services organization Legg Mason, Inc. He retired in January, 2008 and currently serves as senior advisor to Legg Mason, Inc., an asset management company with more than $650 billion under management.

Mr. Mason currently serves as:
Board Member, Permal Group, Inc.
Trustee Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University
Trustee Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Vice Chair, Raymond A. Mason School of Business, William and Mary

Mr. Mason served as:
Chair, Johns Hopkins University
Chair, National Association of Securities Dealers
Chair, Securities Industry Association
Chair, Maryland Business Roundtable for Education
Chair, Greater Baltimore Committee
Chair, United Way of Central Maryland
Chair, Regional Firms Committee, New York Stock Exchange
Chair, Partners in Excellence (scholarships for inner city children)
Chair, Sellinger School of Business, Loyola University, Maryland
Chair, Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Mr. Mason has received Honorary Degrees from Johns Hopkins University, William and Mary College, Loyola University, Maryland and Mount St. Mary’s College.

Upon graduating from the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Mr. Mason worked for his uncle's Lynchburg, VA, brokerage firm, Mason and Lee, from 1959 to 1962. He then founded Mason and Company, Inc., in May of 1962 in Newport News, VA. In 1970, Mason and Company merged with Legg and Company, founded in Baltimore in 1899, to form Legg Mason & Company, Inc. In 2005, through a strategic transaction with Citigroup the company sold its broker dealer to Citigroup and acquired virtually all of Citigroup asset management business and extensive global offices. Legg Mason, Inc. is now among the largest global asset management firms in the world.

 
Torae Artis

Senior Manager
Deloitte

Torae Artis is a Deloitte Consulting Senior Manager in the in the Federal Strategy & Operations Practice. She has worked in the federal space for over 15 years. She has focused her career on designing and implementing business process and organizational transformation. She has led a wide range of transformation within the DoD, DHS, and Treasury.

Primary areas of expertise include: Financial Management, IT Transformation, and Business Process Improvement.

Artis earned her MBA from the College of William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business.