MU dean to lead management society
HUNTINGTON — Avinan-dan Mukherjee, dean of Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business and its Brad D. Smith Schools of Business, was selected as the new president of the Society for Advancement of Management at its national conference in Orlando, Florida, in March.
SAM, the oldest continuously active professional management organization in the world, was founded in 1912 by the colleagues and disciples of Frederick Taylor, the “Father of Scientific Management.” It is a nonprofit organization run and advanced by hundreds of volunteers. Members come from a variety of disciplines — productions, finance, marketing, accounting, research and development, entrepreneurship — but share a common bond of interest in becoming stronger managers.
Mukherjee’s role as president, which includes chairing the SAM board of directors, will allow him to provide oversight for all core activities of SAM, including the annual Management Conference, the SAM Advanced Management Journal, student chapters at universities across the country and practitioner support events and activities.