Adlai Wertman, one of the featured delegates at the 2010 Innovation and Humanity Summit, is a Professor of Clinical Management and Organization at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. In this position, Professor Wertman originated and spearheads the Marshall School’s efforts in the growing field of business and society, a major thrust for the School.
He is also the founding Director of the Society and Business Lab at Marshall, a center focused on creating new opportunities for civic engagement by the for-profit sector.
Prior to joining the faculty at Marshall, Adlai spent seven years as President and CEO of Chrysalis – the only non-profit in Los Angeles devoted solely to helping homeless change their lives through employment. As part of its award winning program, Chrysalis ran one of the larger social enterprises in the country. Prior to Chrysalis, Adlai spent 18 years as an Investment Banker. His last position was Managing Director and Manager of Prudential Securities’ West Coast Public Investment Banking Group. He also spent two years teaching non-profit management to second year Masters in Social Welfare candidates at UCLA.
Adlai was also MIPtalk’s very first guest. His episode entitled The Habit of Giving can be found here.
For additional reference we’ve included links to some of the people, places and things discussed in this episode:
MBA Enterprise Corp
Art Center College of Design
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
USC Marshall Society and Business Lab