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.

Select topics: Emotional Intelligence, Communication, Influence and Persuasion

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.

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Mike’s favorite leadership book: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, by Simon Sinek.

Portrait of Mike Allison

Ann M. Hackett, Ph.D.

Select topics: Team Building and Engagement, Difficult Conversations, Change Leadership

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.

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Qualities Ann loves to see in leaders: optimism, tenacity, empathy.

Instructor Ann Hackett

William Kay, MBA

Select Topics: Financial Management, Budgeting, Project Management

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.

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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.

William Kay

Nicole Price, MA

Select topics: Executive Presence, Managing Diverse Teams, Unconscious Bias

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.

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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.

Nicole Price

Dan Stifter, MBA

Select topics: Innovation, Building a Business Case, Business Strategy

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.

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Dan is a board member for Outreach International and has been to all 7 continents!

Dan Stifter