May 9, 2017

Honoring Drucker’s ‘Legitimate Successor’ and Other News

Photo of Ron W. Burkle Family Building, home of the Drucker School of Management
Ron W. Burkle Family Building, home of the Drucker School of Management

Maciariello Honored

HHL Leipzig, Germany’s oldest business school founded in 1898, has posted an interview with Drucker School emeritus professor Joseph Maciariello, who was honored by HHL with an honorary doctorate earlier this year.

In an interview with HHL’s Professor Timo Meynhardt, Maciariello describes his efforts as an editor, collaborator, and interpreter of Peter Drucker’s approach to management and society, as well as his devout admiration of Drucker’s personal integrity.

“He was a genius, and he was a man of the liberal arts,” says Maciariello, who is Marie Rankin Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Drucker School. “He was tough on performance and results, but very compassionate toward human beings. That captured me [about Drucker], that tension between the two.”

Meynhardt praises Maciarello’s devotion to Drucker’s work and says the honorary degree recognized him “as the legitimate successor, not only to advance Peter Drucker’s legacy, but also having contributed in a number of ways to advance his work.”

Watch the full interview below:


Headlining United Fresh 2017

Doug Rauch (EMBA, 1994), former president of Trader Joe’s and co-CEO of Conscious Capitalism, is set to deliver the keynote remarks at the upcoming expo for United Fresh, the association that brings together retail operators, service providers, and other companies involved in the fresh produce supply chain.

Of Rauch’s impact on Trader Joe’s, United Fresh President and CEO Tom Stenzel says that Rauch “was able to scale a brand in a competitive marketplace and create a unique and self-sustaining culture of innovation.” The expo’s opening general session takes place June 14 in Chicago.

Advisory Board News

Michael Medalla (MBA, 2004), who serves as program manager for Toyota USA Foundation, is joining the Drucker School Industry Advisory Board.

In Medalla’s role with the foundation, he has been involved in supporting students and teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Medalla has been a member of Toyota since 1999.

The Drucker School Advisory Board draws on the expertise of its members for strategic insights, networking opportunities, and more to maintain the Drucker School’s position at the forefront of management teaching.

Crowley Joins Public Radio’s Marketplace

Fellow Advisory Board member Mark Crowley (EMBA, 2003) has taken on a new professional role as chief operating officer of Marketplace, the nation’s leading public radio business and economic news program. Previously, Crowley served as vice president, general manager of Southern California Public Radio for more than 17 years.

New Appointment for Kasikci

Caruso, one of the largest privately held real estate development companies in the country, has announced the selection of Ali Kasikci to serve as hospitality asset manager, Office of the Chairman for Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito. Kasikci received his MBA from the Drucker School in 1994. Since the 1990s, Kasikci has taken on a succession of managing director, vice president, and president positions related to the hospitality industry before founding Bentley Management Inc., a Los Angeles-based strategic advisory and asset management firm.