Board & Officers

The NBES Team

Board & Officers

The NBES Team

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The National Business and Economics Society is operated via a board of directors and set of corporate officers. We invite you to take some time to learn about our team.

Our goal is to broaden the expertise of business school academics and practitioners by promoting access to research and ideas in all disciplines.

Board of Directors

Dr. William Bommer, Chair
University of California – Fresno

William (Bill) Bommer (Chairman of the Board at NBES) is Professor of Management and Director of International Business Programs at the Craig School of Business, California State University at Fresno. Bill has published widely in the management and applied psychology with multiple articles appearing in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. His research has been cited more than 20,000 times according to Google Scholar.  Bill is also an author for McGraw Hill Publishing having published multiple textbooks for the management and organizational behavior markets.

Dr. Charles Butler
Colorado State University

Charles Butler is a Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Butler teaches and conducts research in information technology (IT) and collaborates with information technology managers in developing improved IT management strategies and processes, software development methodologies, and metrics and quality assurance for traditional and object software. For fifteen years, he served in the role of Chief Software Scientist for McCabe & Associates in Columbia, Maryland and completed consulting engagements in over fifty Fortune 500 companies.

Kathleen Carey
Dr. Kathleen Carey
Boston University

Kathleen is a Health Economist and Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health. Her scholarship addresses the economics, organization, and regulation of the U.S. health care system. She is a member of the Massachusetts Public Health Council where she holds the governor-appointed seat representing the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors. She is Associate Editor of Medical Care Research and Review and has served on numerous national and international scientific review committees. Kathleen received her Ph.D. at Boston University and holds an M.A.T. from Harvard University.

Dr. Dan Condon
Dominican University

Daniel Condon is Professor of Economics at Dominican University. Dan is widely viewed as both a teacher and a scholar. He has received teaching awards from the Brennan School of Business as well as the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, the only professor in the history of Dominican University so honored. He has published several instructor’s manuals, a book and numerous journal articles. Condon’s peers have recognized his scholarly contributions, naming him to the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Economics Association.

Dr. Bridget Lyons
Sacred Heart University

Dr. Bridget Lyons, Professor of Finance at Sacred Heart University, integrates financial theory with over twenty years of experience in corporate finance, credit, financial modeling and valuation. In addition to her university responsibilities, she provides consulting and training services to the World Bank Group and a number of investment banks and hedge funds.

Dan O’Leary
University of Southern California

Daniel O’Leary is a Professor at the University of Southern California, focusing on emerging technologies (e.g., Social Media and the Internet of Things), artificial intelligence, enterprise resource planning systems and knowledge management systems. Dan received his Ph. D. from Case Western Reserve University and his master’s degree from the University of Michigan. He is the former editor of IEEE Intelligent Systems and current editor of John Wiley’s Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management.


President – Kenneth Thorpe
Emory University

Ken is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management, in the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University.  He also directs the Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1993 to 1995.

Vice-President – James Dulebohn
Michigan State University

Jim is a professor of human resources and organizational behavior at Michigan State University’s School of Human Resources and Labor Relations (SHRLR).  His research interests include decision-making, teams, compensation, leadership, neuroscience, and social influence in organizations.

Secretary – Teri Butler
Colorado State University

Teri is an instructor with the College of Business at Colorado State University in the Computer Information Systems Department. Teri is responsible for the Microsoft training of all in-coming MBA students. In addition, she is an active consultant on various corporate software issues.

Treasurer – Michael Bond
University of Arizona

Mike is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance at the University of Arizona where he teaches a wide range of finance courses. He directs the Health Research Center at the James Madison Institute.  He is also an active consultant and has advised numerous state governments on Medicaid reform. 

25+ Years

The NBES has been hosting conferences for 25 years now. Which means that we've already held 25 major gatherings! We are on track to produce conference events for many more years.