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Donna Chrobot-Mason

Thornburgh Academic Director

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Donna Chrobot-Mason is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences. Her research and consulting work has spanned two decades and centers on leadership for creating organizations that support diversity, equity, inclusion and intergroup collaboration. Donna has published over 40 articles and scholarly works in journals such as the Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Group and Organization Management. She has served on the editorial review board for the Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology and the Journal of Business and Psychology. Additionally, Donna co-wrote the book "Boundary Spanning Leadership: Six Practices for Solving Problems, Driving Innovation, and Transforming Organizations."

Donna’s dedication to service has remained steadfast throughout her career. She’s addressed numerous audiences with the Brookings Institute, FBI, EPA, IRS, Catholic Health Partners and the International Leadership Association. Donna has consulted with various organizations, including Fifth Third Bank, Briggs and Stratton, Dayton Public Schools, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Emory University, Milacron and Forest City Enterprises.

She serves as a member of the Inclusion & Reconciliation board for the Cincinnati Art Museum and as a founding board member of non-profit Lead Beyond. In addition to serving as the director for the Warren Bennis Leadership Initiative, Donna serves as the director for UC Women Lead, an executive leadership program for high-potential women at UC.

Donna holds a PhD and a master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Georgia.

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Jack FitzGerald


Jack FitzGerald (A&S 17, ’20), became involved with the Warren Bennis legacy efforts during his undergraduate studies when he founded the Warren Bennis Leadership Experience. Jack has an undergraduate degree in communication and a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Cincinnati. Jack served as a full-time volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps from 2017-2018, then worked as the Director for Leadership Council for Nonprofits’ BOLD board training and placement program while in graduate school. Jack lives in Cleveland, where he works as an organizational consultant.

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Nick Albers

Student President

Nick Albers (BUS ’22, '23), has been involved with the Warren Bennis Leadership Experience since 2018 and serves as student president. An undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor's degree in finance with a minor in mathematics, he plans on earning a Master of Science in Business Analytics upon graduation. Nick oversees 12 WBLE executive officers and directs high-level planning for the event. He has gained leadership experience through many executive and president roles in on-campus organizations, and hopes to teach others to become leaders.

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