Philip L. Cochran is the Executive Associate Dean—Indianapolis for the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He joined the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis in January 2003 as the Thomas W. Binford Chair in Corporate Citizenship and Professor of Management. He also serves as the Director of the IU Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence and Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. He is a Faculty Fellow of IU’s Institute for Corporate Governance, as well as a member of the Indiana University Alliance of Distinguished and Titled Professors.
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Chance Hair is a Six Sigma Green Belt working full-time at Farris Floral in logistics and project management and has over 10 years combined experience in both production operations and event management. Chance obtained his MBA with a concentration in supply chain management from the Kelley School of Business Evening MBA program in Indianapolis. What he particularly enjoys doing is solving complex problems, leading project teams, and improving productivity through system design and staff training. As a result, he has been able to reduce production costs while improving quality at multiple companies; and has effectively delivered diverse consulting projects to: a Fortune 100 multinational on production materials cost reductions; a South African confectionary start-up’s marketing strategy; and government controlled Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturer’s quality management system. As a married father of two young children, he possesses an energetic work ethic and is highly motivated to improve their long-term security through a tenacious drive to succeed. Born in Germany, but raised in Indiana, Chance graduated with distinction from Indiana University with a BGS in Geography and Environmental Science. He continued his education with a certificate in hotel management from Purdue University before his current MBA program at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. Since obtaining his undergraduate degree, he has worked in numerous positions within diverse industries. Chance’s personal interests are centered on family activities, outdoor recreational and athletic pursuits, and volunteering for nonprofit organizations whose missions he supports. Everything he does is focused on his wife, young daughter and newborn son by providing a secure home, happy times together, and a prosperous future.