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Dr. Robert Lefton Joins Olin Business School’s Executives in Residence

Dec. 21st, 2015

Dr. Robert Lefton, co-founder and CEO of Psychological Associates, has been selected to join the distinguished Executives in Residence program at the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University.

Executives in Residence

This elite team of executives brings a wealth of business insight and knowledge to students’ educational experience. All Executives in Residence spend a few hours each month on Washington University’s campus, offering advice to both students and corporate partners, as well as participating in related projects and classroom lectures and discussions.

Focus on Family Business

Dr. Lefton’s residency will focus on family business. He consults with senior executives for many corporations, including Fortune 500 companies. Throughout his career, he has consulted with the Motorola Executive Institute, the ALCOA Executive Institute, and CEO International, Inc., and more recently with companies such as Centene Corporation and Bloomingdale’s. In addition, he has served on boards of directors of both public and privately-held companies.

As an expert in human development, Dr. Lefton is a frequent speaker, contributor, and coauthor of five books, including Why Can’t We Get Anything Done Around Here?, written with the late Jerome T. Loeb, Chairman of The May Department Stores Company.

Washington University in St. Louis, founded in 1853, has maintained a business school since 1917 and awarded its first undergraduate business degree in 1919. The school added an MBA program in 1950, a doctoral program in 1958, an executive MBA in 1983, and in 2002, a Shanghai-based executive MBA offered in partnership with Fudan University. In 1988, the business school was named in honor of John M. Olin, chairman of the Olin Corp. and a major benefactor of Washington University, in recognition of a gift from the John M. Olin Foundation.

To learn more about Dr. Lefton’s appointment, please visit the Olin Business School webpage.