President, Vicere Associates, Inc.

Executive Education Professor of Strategic Leadership
The Smeal College of Business Administration
The Pennsylvania State University

Al VicereDr. Albert A. Vicere is Executive Education Professor of Strategic Leadership at the Smeal College of Business at the The Pennsylvania State University where he has been honored with a number of teaching awards for his MBA courses on strategic leadership. Over his academic career, he has served in various leadership roles for the Smeal College including Associate Dean for Executive Education, Director of the Institute for the Study of Organizational Effectiveness, Faculty Director of the Executive MBA Program and Faculty Director of the Penn State Hershey Medical College Leadership Academy.

He also serves as President of Vicere Associates Inc., a consulting firm whose global clients include 3M, AMD, American Express, Amerisource-Bergen, the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch, ARAMARK, AT&T, BASF AG, BAE, Boeing, BP, British Airways, Cisco Systems, Continental AG, Daimler-Benz, Digital Equipment Corporation, Dow Chemical, Eastman Kodak, Ecolab, LM Ericsson, Excelon, First Data, Hallmark, Henkel KGaA, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kraft, The Limited, McDonald’s, Merck, Motorola, National Australia Group, National Health Service (UK), Petron (Philippines), PwC, Rockwell, Saint-Gobain, Samsung, Saudi Aramco, Schering-Plough, Scudder Kemper Investments, Unisys, UNIVAR, U.S. Steel, Western Union, and The Westfield Group.

Dr. Vicere holds bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees from Penn State. He has published more than eighty articles and professional papers in leading journals including Organizational Dynamics, Planning Review, Human Resource Planning, The Journal of Management Development, and Adult Education Quarterly. His books include, “Leadership by Design” (Harvard Business School Press) and “The Many Facets of Leadership” (FT Prentice-Hall).

He has been profiled by the journal Business Horizons as a thought leader in executive and leadership development and his publications have been honored with two Literati Club Awards for Excellence. He is a recipient of the Institute for Management Studies’ Distinguished Faculty Award and his article, “Leadership in the Networked Economy,” was awarded the Human Resource Planning Society’s 2003 Walker Prize as article of the year. Recently, he was profiled among the 10 top leadership development coaches in the book, “The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching” (John Wiley & Sons).

Active in a number of professional and academic organizations, Dr. Vicere is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jana Marie Foundation, an organization founded in memory of his daughter and committed to promoting mental health and preventing suicide. He also serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Management Development (UK).