Sunday, June 27, 2010

Faculty Profile: Dean Steve Reinemund

We thought this week would be a great time to highlight some of the faculty at the Wake Forest University Schools of Business, starting our series with Dean Steve Reinemund. The university has several great profiles on its website, and we wanted to share some of those with our readers.
Steve Reinemund is the Dean of Business at Wake Forest University, where he also serves as a professor of leadership and strategy. He joined the university on July 1, 2008.
Dean Reinemund, a 23-year veteran of PepsiCo Inc., retired as that company’s CEO in October 2006 and as its chairman seven months later. While CEO, from 2001 to 2006, PepsiCo's revenues increased by more than $9 billion, net income rose 70%, earnings per share increased by 80%, the annual dividend doubled and market capitalization surpassed $100 billion. His legacy at PepsiCo went beyond financial measurements, with a legacy that includes a commitment to health and wellness, diversity and inclusion, and values-based leadership.
Dean Reinemund is a director at American Express Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., Marriott International Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., adding the last post earlier this year. he is also a trustee on the United States Naval Academy Foundation. From 2005 to 2007, he was chairman of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and he chaired the National Advisory Board of the Salvation Army from 1996 to 1999. His past service also included chairing the Corporate Board of Advisors for The National Council of La Raza from 1992 to 1996.
MBA, University of Virginia - 1978
BS, United States Naval Academy – 1970
Awards and Honors:
2007 - Honorary doctorate degree, Bryant University
1992 - Honorary doctorate degree, Johnson and Wales University
View an introduction letter from Dean Reinemund here.

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