Marketing Professor Leonard Berry was inducted into the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business Outstanding Doctoral Alumni Award. He is a Regents Professor at Texas A&M University who received a PhD from ASU’s business school in 1968.
Joining Berry at the Oct. 30 induction were technology mavens Brian Gentile and Chuck Robel. Gentile is a leader in “big data” and cloud computing who recently built and served as CEO of Jaspersoft Corporation. His tech career spans almost 30 years and major global companies, including Apple, Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle) and NCR Corporation.
Robel, who served as chairman of the board of McAfee, one of the world’s best-known computer-security software companies, prior to its multibillion-dollar sale to Intel. He now serves on the boards of directors of Go Daddy, Jive Software and several other public and private companies.
Previous inductees come from such diverse organizations as the American Red Cross, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Motorola, Wells Fargo Bank and XM Satellite Radio.
“The new honorees have all blazed a trail in their respective fields, making a difference in their professions, their community and society as a whole,” says Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. “They also set a great example for our current students that there are no limits on how far they can go in their own career paths.”
Berry, a distinguished professor and well-known author, has devoted his career to studying the marketing and quality of services, with a recent focus on how to improve health care service. He has written 10 books and done extensive work with the Mayo Clinic. He is currently examining how to improve the service experience of cancer patients and their families. Berry has received countless major academic awards and is both a fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science and a past national president of the American Marketing Association. He is a member of several boards of directors, including Lowe’s, Genesco and Nemours Children’s Health System
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