Technical Advisory Board

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Henry "Hank" Conn
Center Benefactor
University of Louisville Alumnus
('64, '69, '72)

Hank Conn was the 2009 UofL Alumnus of the Year, is a senior executive advisor for corporations worldwide and guides chief executive officers and executive teams in leading their organizations through complex changes. He is the former vice president of the global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, Inc. Hank received his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the Speed School in 1964 and 1972, respectively, and his MBA from the UofL College of Business in 1969. Mr. Conn has held top executive positions at Ford, Allis-Chalmers Corp., Siemens-Allis Inc., and TRW Inc. He was the 2002 Alumni Fellow for the Speed School of Engineering, received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Speed School in 2006, and is a member of the Speed School's Industrial Board of Advisors. Mr. Conn co-wrote "Maximum Performance Management," a best-selling guide to innovative management and compensation practices. He also co-wrote Fortune's 1991 Book of the Year, "Workplace 2000," a view of the achievable successes necessary to compete in the new millennium through the principles outlined in MPM. In 2009, Mr. Conn and his wife, Rebecca, pledged more than $20 million to the UofL Speed School of Engineering to support the center's work; the center is named in their honor.

Technical Advisory Board member 2009 - current