Wharton Executive Education Forms New Advisory Board

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PHILADELPHIA — The Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced the formation of the Wharton Executive Education Advisory Board. To serve as Chair of the new board, Wharton appointed Bruce Mosler, chairman of Global Brokerage for real estate giant Cushman & Wakefield and a Wharton alumnus.

“The formation of this board will help to fulfill Wharton Executive Education’s mission to extend its global reach and lead it into the future,” said Jason Wingard, vice dean of Executive Education. “We’re delighted that Wharton alumnus and esteemed businessman Bruce Mosler has accepted this challenge, and look forward to harnessing his many talents for the betterment of the School.”

The primary objective of the new Advisory Board is to provide leadership, advice, counsel, and strategic support to Wharton Executive Education. As Chair, Mosler will serve as chief volunteer and liaison between Wharton and its external constituencies and its board members. In addition, he will be the public face of Wharton Executive Education, serving as its local, regional and global ambassador. He will also communicate to Wharton ideas and best practices regarding leadership development, key changes in industries, and strategic direction of executive education. Additionally, he will facilitate dialogue between Wharton Executive Education and its stakeholders, including alumni, friends, other schools and universities, corporations, governments, and prospective candidates for degree and non-degree programs.

“I am very pleased to expand my commitment to Wharton, to engage the educators and business leaders who are addressing the leadership challenges of the new economy and to improve our collective impact on business and society,” Mosler said.

As the Chairman of Global Brokerage and former president and CEO at Cushman & Wakefield in New York, Mosler has a track record of successfully building organizations. During his five-year tenure as president and CEO, and five years prior as President of U.S. Operations, Mosler expanded the global commercial real estate services firm into emerging markets and the mortgage brokerage business, spearheaded its growth into the investment fund management space, and saw it through an unprecedented time of real estate industry consolidations and shifting business landscapes. He joined the global real estate firm in 1997 as an executive vice president after making a name for himself as a nationally renowned brokerage professional with Galbreath Riverbank, where he was president of the Eastern Region. Mosler has shown his dedication to Wharton as a member of the 53rd Graduating Class of Wharton’s Advanced Management Program and afterward as a committed alumnus.

Outside of Cushman & Wakefield, he serves in leadership capacities for various organizations, including as a Vice Chairman of The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Foundation, Chairman of Achilles International, a member of the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York, a director on the board of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and a member of the advisory boards of Duke University’s Trinity College and the Police Athletic League NYC.

He has also lent his time and expertise to numerous charitable and industry organizations, and has received many distinguished awards, including REBNY’s Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award and the Louis Smadbeck Broker Recognition Award. In November 2011 he will serve as the Special Grand Marshall for the U.S. Navy in the Veteran’s Day Parade in New York City.

About the Wharton School

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania— founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school — is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The School has more than 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of 88,000 graduates.

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is the world’s preeminent commercial real estate services firm. Founded in 1917, the firm has 230 offices in 58 countries, and more than 15,000 professionals. Cushman & Wakefield delivers integrated solutions by actively advising, implementing and managing on behalf of landlords, tenants and investors throughout every state of the real estate process. These solutions include helping clients to buy, sell, finance, lease or manage properties across every asset class. The firm also provides valuation advice, strategic planning, research, portfolio analysis, site selection and space location assistance, among other advisory services. To find out more about Cushman & Wakefield, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com.