Institute for Business in Society

IBiS Staff

About Our Executive Director

Dean KrehmeyerDean Krehmeyer is Executive Director of the Darden School’s Institute for Business in Society.

He also serves as Executive Director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics, an independent business ethics center established in partnership with Business Roundtable and housed at Darden. He is responsible for the design, development and implementation of major research and instructional projects, strategic design of educational and research programs, communication with the media and corporate stakeholders and coordination of the Institute’s Advisory Council.

Co-author of the Institute’s report, “Breaking the Short-Term Cycle: Discussion and Recommendations on How Corporate Leaders, Asset Managers, Investors, and Analysts Can Refocus on Long-Term Value.” He has facilitated seminars for Boards of Directors and senior corporate executives, specifically in the areas of corporate governance and business ethics. Krehmeyer is a regular commentator in the media, including The Richmond Times-DispatchThe Washington PostCNBC, Fortune, NPR Marketplace, Financial Times, New York Times and BBC World News.

Krehmeyer is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of financial and managerial experience. Prior to joining the Institute, Krehmeyer was a Manager with A.T. Kearney, one of the world’s largest management consulting firms, where he focused largely on finance transformation and operations strategy projects for Fortune 500 companies. He worked previously with Deloitte & Touche LLP, a global public accounting firm, in business advisory and assurance services.

Krehmeyer holds an MBA from the Darden School, where he was awarded the William Michael Shermet Award for Academic Excellence. He also earned an MS in Accounting and BS in Commerce, both from the University of Virginia.

About Our Director

Lisa Stewart IBiSLisa Stewart is Director of the Darden School’s Institute for Business in Society. She is responsible for leading significant activities and programs that support IBiS’s deliverables and mission.

Having worked at Darden since 1999, Lisa most recently served as Associate Director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics, where she frequently collaborated with faculty and business executives, managed issue-driven projects and programs, and authored reports such as: "Shaping Tomorrow's Business Leaders: Principles and Practices for a Model Business Ethics Program." Along with other leading scholars and practitioners, Lisa was invited to speak at the International Conference on the Power of Ethical Leadership that took place in Slovenia in June 2013.

Lisa is a graduate the University of Virginia with a BA in African-American Studies. She has also worked with several Virginia nonprofit organizations in both development and special events.

 

About Our Research Associate

Allison EliasAllison Elias is a Research Associate with the Darden School’s Institute for Business in Society. In her role, Allison leads internal and pan-University research initiatives, creates and manages interdisciplinary projects, participates in course development, and collaborates with faculty to research and write teaching cases.  She won First Place in the 2013 INFORMS Case Materials and Teaching Competition for materials created with Darden faculty Tim Kraft and Gal Raz.

Allison holds a doctorate in History from the University of Virginia where she studied changing corporate and state policies regarding U.S. women's work. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Allison attended the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar, graduating with an undergraduate degree in Studies in Women and Gender.

In addition to her experience in academic research and writing, Allison also has worked as a court-certified mediator, with expertise in community building and group mediation.

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