47th Annual Conference on Management & Executive Development (CMED)

Meet the 2024 CMED Conference

Advisory Board

During an intensive meetings, they design this conference agenda to be at the very leading edge of the industry. Keynote and concurrent session topics and speakers were selected to address diverse levels of experience, integrate with tracks based on your area of responsibility, and give you the most up-to-date trends and insights into the industry.

The agenda and design of the 2024 conference is the result of the outstanding work of these dedicated pros. Click on the individual name to see their LinkedIn profile and connect. Each year at the conference, several members rotate off the board, and several new members join. Want to be on the board?  Then be at the conference and let one of us know of your interest.

Meet the volunteer, experienced executive and professional development directors, nominated by their peers, who are willing to contribute their knowledge and skills to select proposals and design the 2024 conference program you will experience.

Vanessa Kannemeyer

Vanessa Kannemeyer

CMED 2024 Co-Chair, Director, Management and Executive Education, Rollins College

Dan Rundhaug

Daniel Rundhaug

CMED 2024 Co-Chair, Executive Director, The Institute for Professional Excellence, Davenport University

Carol Turchick

Carol Turchick

CMED 2024 Co-Chair, Director, Center for Corporate Engagement, Ohio Northern University

Sarah Andrews

Sarah Andrews

Executive Director, Vistex Institute for Executive Education, Lehigh University

Cheryl Bates

Cheryl Bates

Director, Open Enrollment, Executive Education, University of Texas at Austin

Bob Kulhan

Bob Kulhan

Founder, President & CEO, Business Improv

Paige Garrido

Paige Garrido

Assistant Director, Executive Education, Florida Atlantic University

Nick Hamilton-Archer

Nicholas Hamilton-Archer

Chief Executive Education Officer, University of Michigan

Eddie Isted

Eddie Isted

Director, Executive Education, University of Victoria

Noreen Mahoney

Noreen Mahoney

Senior Director, Executive Education, University of Saskatchewan

Ross Morriss

Ross Morriss

Director of Strategic Partnerships, External Engagement, University of South Australia 

Christel Nikolajsen

Christel Nikolajsen

Program Director & Manager, Corporate Education, Monash University

Sarah Ochs

Sarah Ochs

Director of Professional Programs, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Brandi Plunkett

Brandi Plunkett

Executive Director, Center for Executive Development, Texas A&M University

Inna Popova

Inna Popova-Roche

Director, Professional and Corporate Education, McGill University

Jenifer Renshaw

Jenifer Renshaw

Director of Executive Education, Kennesaw State University

Kris Risi

Kris Risi

Assistant Dean, Executive Education, Carnegie Mellon University

Nick Tobey

Nicholas Tobey

Executive Director, Executive Education, University of Oklahoma

Steven Walker

Steven Walker

Manager, Executive Education, McMaster University

Vanessa Kannemeyer

Vanessa Kannemeyer

CMED 2024 Co-Chair, Director, Management and Executive Education, Rollins College

Dan Rundhaug

Daniel Rundhaug

CMED 2024 Co-Chair, Executive Director, The Institute for Professional Excellence, Davenport University

Carol Turchick

Carol Turchick

CMED 2024 Co-Chair, Director, Center for Corporate Engagement, Ohio Northern University

Sarah Andrews

Sarah Andrews

Executive Director, Vistex Institute for Executive Education, Lehigh University

Cheryl Bates

Cheryl Bates

Director, Open Enrollment, Executive EducationUniversity of Texas at Austin

Bob Kulhan

Bob Kulhan

Founder, President & CEO, Business Improv

Paige Garrido

Paige Garrido

Assistant Director, Executive Education, Florida Atlantic University

Nick Hamilton-Archer

Nicholas Hamilton-Archer

Chief Executive Education Officer, University of Michigan

Eddie Isted

Eddie Isted

Account Executive, Executive Education, University of Victoria

Noreen Mahoney

Noreen Mahoney

Senior Director, Executive Education, University of Saskatchewan

Ross Morriss

Ross Morriss

Director of Strategic Partnerships, External Engagement, University of South Australia 

Christel Nikolajsen

Christel Nikolajsen

Program Director & Manager, Corporate Education, Monash University

Sarah Ochs

Sarah Ochs

Director of Professional Programs, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Brandi Plunkett

Brandi Plunkett

Executive Director, Center for Executive Development, Texas A&M University

Inna Popova

Inna Popova-Roche

Director, Professional and Corporate Education, McGill University

Jenifer Renshaw

Jenifer Renshaw

Director of Executive Education, Kennesaw State University

Kris Risi

Kris Risi

Assistant Dean, Executive Education, Carnegie Mellon University

Nick Tobey

Nicholas Tobey

Executive Director, Executive Education, University of Oklahoma

Steven Walker

Steven Walker

Manager, Executive Education, McMaster University

Vanessa Kannemeyer

Vanessa Kannemeyer

CMED 2024 Co-Chair, Director, Management and Executive Education, Rollins College

Dan Rundhaug

Daniel Rundhaug

CMED 2024 Co-Chair, Executive Director, The Institute for Professional Excellence, Davenport University

Carol Turchick

Carol Turchick

CMED 2024 Co-Chair, Director, Center for Corporate Engagement, Ohio Northern University

Sarah Andrews

Sarah Andrews

Executive Director, Vistex Institute for Executive Education, Lehigh University

Cheryl Bates

Cheryl Bates

Director, Open Enrollment, Executive EducationUniversity of Texas at Austin

Bob Kulhan

Bob Kulhan

Founder, President & CEO, Business Improv

Paige Garrido

Paige Garrido

Assistant Director, Executive Education, Florida Atlantic University

Nick Hamilton-Archer

Nicholas Hamilton-Archer

Chief Executive Education Officer, University of Michigan

Eddie Isted

Eddie Isted

Account Executive, Executive Education, University of Victoria

Noreen Mahoney

Noreen Mahoney

Senior Director, Executive Education, University of Saskatchewan

Ross Morriss

Ross Morriss

Director of Strategic Partnerships, External Engagement, University of South Australia 

Christel Nikolajsen

Christel Nikolajsen

Program Director & Manager, Corporate Education, Monash University

Sarah Ochs

Sarah Ochs

Director of Professional Programs, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Brandi Plunkett

Brandi Plunkett

Executive Director, Center for Executive Development, Texas A&M University

Inna Popova

Inna Popova-Roche

Director, Professional and Corporate Education, McGill University

Jenifer Renshaw

Jenifer Renshaw

Director of Executive Education, Kennesaw State University

Kris Risi

Kris Risi

Assistant Dean, Executive Education, Carnegie Mellon University

Nick Tobey

Nicholas Tobey

Executive Director, Executive Education, University of Oklahoma

Steven Walker

Steven Walker

Manager, Executive Education, McMaster University

“CMED is a great conference with excellent networking opportunities with passionate people, and a good forum for sharing ideas. Each year I take away new ideas and build relationships with those in the industry that I can tap into in the future.”

Sheila Burt, University of New Brunswick

“CMED has been a critical part of my professional development. So many memories. So many friends. Even after over four decades in the business of executive education, across four universities, I always know I’ll learn a lot, and I’m always willing to share and to try to raise the bar for our industry.”

Bric Wheeler, Director of Graduate & Executive Education, University of Tennessee