Business owners, executives and entrepreneurs are invited to join Fox Management Consulting (Fox MC) for its second Executive Strategy Series panel discussion and networking event. The event, Business Model Innovation in a Rapidly Evolving Digital World, brings together executives from diverse industries to discuss how they have integrated digital innovation to build and retain a competitive advantage. Moderated by Dr. TL Hill, Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Managing Director of Fox MC, the event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 7:45-9:30 a.m. at Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, 123 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia.
This event is free and open to the public. Limited space available. For more information, contact FoxMC@temple.edu.
CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region
Marcus Allen is the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA Region (BBBS SEPA), the first African American CEO in the organization’s 100-year history. For two consecutive years, he has significantly grown the Agency as measured by number of children served, revenue generation from donors and programs and overall visibility. This impressive growth garnered BBBS SEPA a “Gold Standard Award” in 2013 and the coveted “Pinnacle Award” in 2014 from BBBS America, given to only four affiliates of the 334 affiliated agencies across the country. As a result, Allen now manages the largest one-to-one mentoring program in the Commonwealth and the third largest Big Brothers Big Sisters Agency in the nation. In 2015, BBBS SEPA was recognized as a 4-star organization by Charity Navigator (the largest charity evaluator in the country) as having good governance, transparency and minimizes unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible manner.
Darin Kapanjie, Ph.D.
Academic Director of the Online BBA, Online MBA and PMBA Programs | Managing Director of Online and Digital Learning | Assistant Professor of Instruction
Dr. Darin Kapanjie is the Fox School’s Managing Director of Online & Digital Learning and is the Academic Director of the Fox Online MBA and BBA Programs. He is committed to teaching beyond the physical classroom, and is known for using cutting-edge teaching technologies. He serves on numerous curriculum and technology committees and has helped infuse the use of efficient, reliable and user-friendly technologies throughout the school.
President – Philadelphia Region, iHeartMedia
Richard Lewis is the President of iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel) Philadelphia Region. iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any media company in the U.S., owns and operates 858 broadcast radio stations, and serves 36 regions throughout the country. Prior to his current role, Lewis served as Vice President of Sales as well as a Sales Category Captain for the Retail Category Division of Clear Channel. He has been in the broadcast industry since 1975 and with iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment since 1992.
Mike West, CPA, MBA
CEO, Rothman Institute
Mike West is the CEO of the Rothman Institute, a 130 physician private orthopaedic practice, based in Philadelphia, PA. He is responsible for strategic, financial and operational oversight of the medical practice as well as a number of the organization’s ownership interest in ambulatory surgery centers, specialty hospitals, real estate and start-up technology companies. In addition, he oversees the orthopaedic clinical research department of the Rothman Institute, and the department of Orthopaedics at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital. Mr. West has been at The Rothman Institute since 1999.
TL Hill, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Fox Management Consulting | Academic Director, Global MBA | Associate Professor, Strategic Management
Dr. TL Hill is an Associate Professor in Strategic Management and Managing Director of Fox Management Consulting, the capstone residency for all Fox MBA students. As the Academic Director of the MBA, TL recently led the transformation of the MBA to a competency-based model in which students complete a dozen live projects while developing the skills and judgment valued by employers. TL’s research interests include the governance of knowledge intensive organizations and social ventures, the ways networks span organizational boundaries, the social and institutional context of entrepreneurship, and community economic development.