Distinguished Professor of Management Dr. Michael A. Hitt has been elected president of the Strategic Management Society, an international organization that focuses on the development and dissemination of insights on the strategic management process.

Holder of the Joe B. Foster ’56 Chair in Business Leadership and the C.W. and Dorothy Conn Chair in New Ventures, Hitt has authored more than 200 journal articles and co-authored or authored more than 20 books. He is a past president of the Academy of Management and has garnered numerous awards throughout his career, including the 2001 Irwin Outstanding Educator Award.