Former Forbes Publisher Joins Thunderbird Faculty

Jeffrey M. Cunningham, former publisher of Forbes magazine and board director of multiple companies, recently joined the faculty at Thunderbird School of Global Management, a unit of the Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise, as a professor of global leadership. He will be driving many new offerings focused on executive development for the C-suite, board director, and CEO levels.

Cunningham has both professional and academic experience, and is an expert in corporate governance, digital media, and venture capital startups. At Forbes, Cunningham conducted a series of candid interviews with global business leaders for the YouTube channel “Iconic Voices with Jeff Cunningham.” These will now be co-produced with Thunderbird, and will include a series of interviews with Thunderbird’s global student body and high-profile alumni.

Allen Morrison, Thunderbird CEO and director general, commented, “Jeff is an outstanding addition to our team. Jeff Cunningham’s experience in boardrooms, with global leaders, and in communications and high-quality journalism bring Thunderbird something that is fresh and new, while representing precisely the real-world perspective that sets apart our faculty members. We are very happy to have him on board. Our executive education and lifelong learning students will benefit from his perspective, and we know that new initiatives and opportunities will come from this relationship. We look forward to expanding our C-suite executive programs with his acumen and leadership.”

Cunningham helped develop the new four-course executive development program Dynamic Crisis Management, and teaches two of the four courses: Leading Executive Crisis Communications and Strategizing for Crisis Leadership.

For more information on Thunderbird’s executive education programs, visit them online.

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