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Marriott International’s Denise Naugib and PRME’s Jonas Haertle are 2013 Conference Keynotes

Wednesday, May 29, 2013   (0 Comments)
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ACBSP Announces Marriott International’s Denise Naugib and PRME’s Jonas Haertle as Keynote Speakers for the 2013 Annual Conference


Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility in the Classroom is the focus of the Conference, which will take place June 21-24 at the Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown.


OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (May 29, 2013) The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP),, brings two expert sustainability strategists to deliver keynote presentations at the ACBSP Annual Conference — Marriott International’s Denise Naugib will deliver the keynote presentation on Friday, June 21, and PRME’s Jonas Haertle is the keynote speaker at a luncheon on Saturday, June 22.


More than 800 business educators from around the world are expected to attend the Annual Conference to learn ways in which they can successfully integrate sustainability and corporate responsibility into the business curriculum. Naugib and Haertle join a list of more than 90 presenters and thought leaders sharing best practices on responsible global management education.  


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Denise Naugib is Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity, Global Operations Services at Marriott International. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Geography with an emphasis on biological and human impacts on the environment, Naugib became involved with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society as a Program Director, implementing environmental education programs at various locations.

In 2005, she moved to the Cayman Islands to implement Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. She became the Corporate Director, Environmental Programs for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and led environmental strategy for the brand, as well as supporting the growth of the Cousteau program within The Ritz-Carlton. In January 2010, Naugib joined the Global Operations Services group at Marriott International and continued her work on sustainability strategy for all brands, as well as expansion of the Cousteau program. In August 2011, she was promoted to Senior Director, Sustainability where she supported Marriott’s Global Green Council and the integration of sustainability in all the hotel operations disciplines. Naugib is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate and is pursuing LEED Accredited Professional for Existing Buildings. In 2012, she was named Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity, integrating both of these important subjects in the company’s global operations.


Text Box:  Jonas Haertle is Head of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Secretariat in the United Nations Global Compact Office. The mission of the PRME initiative is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. Previously, Haertle was coordinator of the UN Global Compact’s Local Networks in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to joining the United Nations, he worked as a research analyst for the German public broadcasting service Norddeutscher Rundfunk. Haertle holds a master's degree in European Studies of Hamburg University in Germany. As a Fulbright scholar, he also attained an MSc degree in Global Affairs from Rutgers University in the USA.


Registration is now open for the 2013 ACBSP Annual Conference: "Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility in the Classroom,” June 21-24 at the Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown. For more information, please visit



ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,171 member campuses, 183 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 603 have achieved accreditation and more than 200 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 9,900.


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