Our Featured Faculty
Our instructors and executive coaches join us from across industries to share real-world experiences and best practices with our participants. Learn more below about select Bloch Executive Education instructors.
Mike Allison, M.P.A.
M.P.A., Brigham Young University
B.A. International Relations, Brigham Young University
Mike is an adjunct professor in the Bloch EMBA program and recently served as the vice president of learning and development for AMC Theatres. Prior to joining AMC, he spent nearly 20 years at Cerner Corporation and three years with the City of Kansas City, MO.
Mike’s favorite leadership book: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, by Simon Sinek.
Ann M. Hackett, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Kansas State University
M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Kansas State University
B.A., Psychology, Central Michigan University
Ann has over 20 years of corporate leadership in organizational development and talent management, including work with Accenture, H&R Block, DineEquity, and HumanRoot.
Qualities Ann loves to see in leaders: optimism, tenacity, empathy.
William Kay, MBA
B.S., Business Administration, University of Arizona, Tucson
M.B.A., Finance and Marketing, University of Missouri, Columbia
William Kay is an instructor for Bloch Executive Education, and owner of W. Kay & Associates, dedicated to helping organizations and individuals enhance their competitiveness, productivity, and technological performance.
For the past 24 years, Bill has specialized in assisting businesses in the quest to improve performance in the areas of strategic planning, finance and accounting, project management, marketing, sales and sales management, and team building following the accelerated learning model for adult learning.
Nicole Price, MA
B.S., Chemical Engineering, North Carolina A&T University
M.A., Adult Education, Park University
Nicole Price understands that if leadership is anything, it is personal, and that everyone can be a great leader. So, she gets personal. Nicole’s transparency allows others to learn from her mistakes and helps them avoid the same pitfalls. She gets real. She will tell you, yes, having differences within a team can be harder, but that hard work can really pay off — both professionally and personally.
She’ll tell you, in a heartbeat, how she’s gotten a few things wrong over the years, but a little grace and some solid coaching saved her. Through leadership development, coaching, consulting, and other resources, Nicole encourages and enables others to live their lives in excellence.
Dan Stifter, MBA
B.A., Political Science/Economics, Lawrence University
M.B.A., Marquette University
Dan Stifter focuses on helping companies improve their financial results through optimizing their business model, with a particular focus on how to properly manage innovation initiatives. Dan retired from Hallmark Cards, where over 15 years he successively led as general manager the Season Cards, Everyday Card, Party and Gift Wrap organizations as well as the Innovation Commercialization team. Prior to Hallmark, he worked for Coca-Cola in their global juice business as well as 3 years as Brand Director for Coca-Cola in Europe and Africa.
Dan is a board member for Outreach International and has been to all 7 continents!