By leaders, for leaders: The faculty of Temple University’s Fox Management Consulting and Center for Executive Education has launched a series of inspiring conversations with business and nonprofit leaders who have successfully navigated unanticipated shocks. Participants discuss how corporations and nonprofits have managed crises or are approaching the dynamics of the Covid-19 crisis to emerge positioned for recovery.


Maya K. van Rossum, Delaware Riverkeeper, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, joins Assistant Professor Marilyn Anthony to discuss the impact the pandemic could have on how we value natural spaces as well as the ability of nonprofits to protect and defend the environment.

Kevin Ruth, former executive, UnitedHealth Group, joins Assistant Professor Nicole Naumoff to discuss patient behaviors around vaccines.

Lynn M. Utter, Chief Talent Officer, Atlas Holdings LLC, joins Associate Professor Dave Nash to discuss unexpected results in times of crisis.

Bucky Fairfax, Senior Vice President, RTI International, joins Professor TL Hill to discuss how business leaders can provide employee support in times of crisis.

Corinne O’Connell, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, joins Assistant Professor Marilyn Anthony to discuss the nonprofit’s history of dealing with crises, lessons learned from the experience, and the impact COVID-19 is having on the city’s most vulnerable populations and the nonprofits that serve them.

Steve Mayers, Airport Director, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport joins Assistant Professor Nicole Naumoff to discuss how ATL is looking at the emotional impact of the COVID-19 crisis and how the airport can support the well-being of travelers.

Andrew Nakkache, Co-founder & CEO, Habitat Logistics, joins Assistant Professor Marilyn Anthony to discuss how the pandemic is challenging businesses to identify their unique skills, embrace technology and reinvent their operations, especially in the food sector.

William Kitsch, Vice President, Agricultural Lending Manager, Ephrata National Bank, joins Assistant Professor Marilyn Anthony to discuss a lender’s role in times of recovery.

Jackie Linton, President, JL HR Solutions LLC, joins Assistant Professor Marilyn Anthony to discuss managing people during crises.

Dr. Karl Spinnenweber, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Amentum, joins Professor TL Hill to discuss lessons of resilience from disasters, global conflict and government shutdowns.

Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding joins Temple University Professor TL Hill to discuss some of the challenges to the supply chain as well as innovations to agriculture business models as the industry adjusts to Covid-19.

Jeff Bruno, founder and CEO of Your Outsourced CFO, joined Associate Professor Dave Nash for Episode 3 of Post Pandemic: Stories of Organizational Resilience and Innovation to discuss small business preparedness and coping strategies in challenging times.

Chris Doerschlag, CEO and owner of WD Partners, joined Assistant Professor Nicole Naumoff to share insights and lessons learned from the 2008-09 financial crisis and discuss how those experiences might apply to future recovery strategies.

James Hutchin, President, Alba Advisors, LLC, and Senior Research Fellow, Temple University, joined Professor TL Hill to discuss lessons learned as he helped insurance companies navigate both the 9/11 and 2008-2009 global financial meltdown.