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Robert Lorber Named Chair of Dean’s Advisory Council

(Davis, CA)–Robert Lorber, an internationally recognized expert and published author on executive coaching, performance management and leadership, has been named chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management

“Bob Lorber has the perfect qualifications for this position,” said Dean Nicole Woolsey Biggart, a founding faculty member of the management school.

“He is the longest-serving member of the council, having joined in May 1990,” Biggart added. “He has taught for the school during that time and made important contributions to our educational mission. He is truly committed to UC Davis and the Graduate School of Management.”

The advisory council provides a strong connection between the school and the corporate world. More than 40 top business leaders serve on the council, sharing ideas and making recommendations on future growth and development of the school, curriculum issues, and student organizations and projects.

“I am delighted and honored,” Lorber said of his appointment as chair. “My goal is to work with Dean Biggart, the council, faculty and students to keep the Graduate School of Management moving ahead, growing and continuing to improve the learning experience while we embrace and impact the change going on in today’s business world.”

As an adjunct professor at the school, Lorber has taught courses on management strategy and policy, power and influence in management, and leadership. He draws on nearly 30 years of experience coaching CEOs, presidents and senior level executives.

Lorber is president of The Lorber Kamai Consulting Group, which focuses on management effectiveness and had implemented productivity improvement systems at medium-size and Fortune 500 companies on five continents. The firm’s client roster includes Kraft Foods, American Express, Mattel, Inc., Teichert Inc., Occidental Petroleum, Gillette, Sutter Health, Vision Service Plan, Wells Fargo, Pillsbury, Pfizer, Kaufman and Broad, and Tower Records.

He is the co-author of The New York Times bestseller Putting The One Minute Manager To Work, which he created with management consultant Ken Blanchard, and he co-authored One Page Management with Riaz Khadem.

Lorber also serves on the UC Davis School of Medicine’s Board of Visitors and several other boards of corporations and not-for-profit organizations.

Lorber received his master’s degree in sociology from UC Davis and his doctoral degree in organizational psychology from the Union Institute and University in conjunction with UC Davis faculty.

About the UC Davis Graduate School of Management

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is consistently ranked among the premier business schools in the nation. World-class faculty members renowned for their research and teaching, highly selective admissions, innovative and entrepreneurial students, successful alumni and a location at the heart of Northern California’s economic engine combine to provide an extraordinary, collaborative learning environment. Established in 1981, the school provides management education to nearly 400 students enrolled in daytime and Working Professional MBA programs.

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