Michelle Kristula-GreenMichelle Kristula-Green, the former Global Head of People and Culture for Leo Burnett Worldwide, was a guest speaker for Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) students of Anaheim University's Akio Morita School of Business on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm California time. Based in Chicago, Illinois, she spoke with Anaheim University's global student body by live high definition webcam during a live online webcam seminar.

Part of Publicis Group, Leo Burnett is one of the world's largest advertising agency networks with 85 offices and over 9,000 employees. As the former Global Head of People and Culture for Leo Burnett Worldwide, Michelle Kristula-Green was charged with shaping global strategies for attracting, developing and rewarding employees. She was previously President of Leo Burnett’s Asia Pacific region — the first woman to run an agency region in Asia. Prior to taking that role in February 2004, she was President and representative director of Beacon Communications, the partnership with Dentsu that resulted from the merger of Leo Burnett and D’Arcy’s operations in Japan. She was responsible for the integration of these Publicis Groupe sister companies into one cohesive agency and the first woman to run a multinational agency in Japan. A speaker at conferences around the Asia region, The Wall Street Journal included Michelle in their list of “The 50 Women to Watch: 2006”, calling her the “most powerful woman in Asian advertising.”

One of the only non-Asian agency heads to have proficiency in Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish, Michelle began her career at Burnett in account management over 30 years ago, living in Chicago, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, and has worked with a broad range of local and multinational clients, including airlines, packaged goods, and technology, helping businesses effectively localize global brands and globalize local brands. Michelle Kristula-Green holds an MA in Far Eastern Languages and Civilization as well as a BA from the University of Chicago and attended the Women's Director Development Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management

In addition to currently enrolled students, Anaheim University MBA alumni were welcome to attend. Prior to the live online webcam seminar, all attendees were asked to watch this video of Michelle Kristula-Green's prior presentation for Anaheim University's MBA students here:


To register for the next live online webcam seminar, e-mail ausupport @ anaheim.edu