Lutheran Services in America CEO Summit 2022 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Nicolaj Siggelkow

Nicolaj Siggelkow is the David M. Knott Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a Co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management and the former Department Chair of Wharton’s Management Department. He is the coauthor of Connected Strategy: Building Continuous Customer Relationships for Competitive Advantage (Harvard Business Review Press), which was featured as one of the top business books for 2020 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Professor Siggelkow studied Economics at Stanford University and received a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University.

Having conducted groundbreaking research on strategy, Professor Siggelkow has been named a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society, the world’s leading association of strategy researchers and has been shortlisted for the prestigious Thinkers 50 award (the “Oscars of Management”). He has been the recipient of more than 30 MBA and Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Awards, including Wharton’s and Penn’s highest honors of its kind. Professor Siggelkow is the Academic Director of several executive education programs at Wharton and has been involved in many custom programs for organizations, teaching strategy and managerial decision making. He has run strategy workshops for Fortune 500 organizations and small firms alike, helping develop and analyze their strategies.

Jim Taylor

As Vice President of Leadership Initiatives, Jim Taylor leads BoardSource’s efforts to position nonprofit boards for stronger leadership on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes leading the organization’s work to spark and support understanding, action, and change at the board level on these issues; serving as an external representative, speaker, and writer; developing new resources and programming; and partnering with peer organizations around the country.

Prior to joining BoardSource in December 2018, Jim held several leadership roles in community development and diversity, equity, and inclusion at organizations that span the corporate, nonprofit, and local government sectors, including Fannie Mae, Capital One, AARP, and the Fairfax County (Virginia) Office of Public Private Partnerships.

Jim has served on the boards of directors of various nonprofits in the Metro Washington, DC area, including Carpenter’s Shelter, The Giving Square, the Latino Economic Development Center, the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers, the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County (Maryland), and LearnServe International. Jim is also a member of the LEAP Ambassadors Community (a community of nonprofit thought leaders, leader practitioners, forward-looking funders, and policymakers that are dedicated to high performance in service to mission).

Jim is from Long Island, New York and earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and a BA from the University of Virginia.