The Sanger team and its faculty champions serve more than 3,000 students across nine academic programs at Michigan Ross and offer several programs for the entire student body at Michigan. We thrive in providing challenging and transformative experiences that develop students into leaders for business and society.
Ben is a program coordinator at the Sanger Leadership Center at Michigan Ross. He advances the development and delivery of leadership programs both for Ross students and the wider U-M community. He also provides logistical support for learning communities and individuals looking to expand their leadership capacities.
Prior to his time at Sanger, Ben served in a variety of roles for the American Youth Foundation, a non-profit committed to positive youth development and community building through experiential education. Most recently, as a project manager, he explored new program initiatives while implementing organizational systems that increased operational efficiency.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Boston University. He is an avid backpacker and long distance hiker. He also enjoys baking berry pies and cooking.
Michelle is a marketing manager at the Sanger Leadership Center at Michigan Ross. She advances the Center’s engagement with students, faculty, staff, and alumni as well as external audiences and media. Michelle leads marketing and communication efforts including the Sanger newsletter, blog, and social media channels. She also supports all of the Center’s programs by managing communication and supporting event design.
Prior to coming to Sanger, Michelle served as the assistant director of marketing and operations for the Office of University and Development Events at U-M. Previous to that, she worked as a project director for Gongos, Inc., providing market research services to Fortune 500 companies.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Higher Education at the U-M School of Education. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, watching Michigan basketball, and spending time with her husband, her daughter, and her dog, Cazzie.
Jeff Domagala is the interim managing director at the Sanger Leadership Center at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. As interim managing director, he is responsible for the strategic oversight of transformative experiences, relationships with stakeholders, and the operations of the center.
Prior to his directorship, he served as an associate director of the Sanger Leadership Center managing a portfolio of programs and developed an internal team engagement strategy. Early in his career, Jeff served as the coordinator for leadership initiatives at Pace University in New York where he directed the operations of four multidimensional leadership programs and two leadership conferences. He also designed and taught a course on leadership development and social change.
At his core, he is an educator who cares deeply about transforming the lives of others. He taught a course titled “Becoming a Self-Aware Leader” for Michigan’s Wolverine Pathways program and is currently working towards his leadership coaching certification. He sits on the Alumni Board for Saginaw Valley State University, where he received his undergraduate degree. Jeff has previously served in volunteer capacities with LeaderShape and the Student Leadership Knowledge Community through NASPA.
Jeff holds a master’s degree in College Student Affairs Leadership from Grand Valley State University. He is an amateur nature photographer and enjoys camping, kayaking, and exploring new places with his family and friends.
Erica is a program coordinator at the Sanger Leadership Center at Michigan Ross. She assists the development, execution, and evaluation of leadership development programs for a variety of academic programs at Ross and the broader U-M community. She is also responsible for event details and logistical elements that enhance program experiences for all stakeholders.
Prior to coming to Sanger, Erica served as an events associate for the Office of University and Development Events at U-M.
Erica holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Grand Valley State University. She is a fitness enthusiast, an avid reader and is mildly obsessed with her Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Lily.
Evan Marie Allison Pieknik
Evan Marie is an associate director for the Sanger Leadership Center at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. With 10 years of experience in the leadership development field, Evan Marie is passionate about helping others identify and become the best versions of themselves to build a more equitable and just society. As an associate director, she provides oversight to Sanger’s flagship programs (e.g. Story Lab, Legacy Lab, Leadership Crisis Challenge, Ross Leaders Academy), supports the strategic leadership of the Center, and leads Sanger’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Prior to joining Michigan Ross, Evan Marie spent over 5 years engaging in servant leadership working in the non-profit sector. Most notably, she led grassroots community organizing efforts to develop, empower, and amplify the voices of community leaders.
Evan Marie holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is currently pursuing a master’s in higher education with a concentration in diversity and social justice at the University of Michigan School of Education. Outside of work, she is an avid outdoorswoman and studies multiple martial arts.
Michael & Susan Jandernoa Professor of Management and Organizations
Chair of Management & Organizations
Robert P. Thome Professor of Management and Organizations
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Organizational Studies, LSA
Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research
Executive Director, Office of Strategy and Academic Innovation, Professor of Business Administration
Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow
Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Merwin H. Waterman Collegiate Professor of Business Administration
Professor of Business Law
Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration
Professor of Management and Organizations
Faculty Director, Center for Positive Organizations
Professor Emeritus of Business Administration
Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations
James P. Walsh
A.F. Thurnau Professor
Gerald and Esther Carey Professor of Business Administration
Professor of Management & Organizations
Professor of Strategy