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Elliot Lehman, cochairman of FEL-PRO, Inc.
Lehman, is co-chair emeritus of Fel-Pro, Inc., a manufacturer of gaskets, sealants and lubricants for automotive and industrial usage. Elliot was widely celebrated for his industry and civic leadership. Family-owned and managed Fel-Pro was nationally known for family-friendly benefits, harmonious labor-management programs, and outstanding profitability. The company has been consistently honored by Fortune and Working Mother as an innovator in creating a family-friendly workplace. Lehman initiated groundbreaking policies such as family leave, flexible hours and job-sharing. In 1993, he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame for his impact on labor and management. That same year, President Clinton requested that Fel-Pro be present at the landmark signing of the national Family Leave Act. The company was the only corporation to have a representative there.
Elliot Lehman is a Founding Board member of Winning Workplaces, was also the founder and President of Project Team, a program established to train the socially disadvantaged to become automotive mechanics. He earned numerous management awards, helped develop training programs for the socially disadvantaged, and has been a longtime advocate for children. He and his wife, Frances, have three children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. They enjoy traveling and spend their summers at their home on Martha’s Vineyard.
Research Insights on Leadership and Ethics
Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics
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Jack R. Anderson Professor of Business
"The industry has developed general principles on which portfolio risk should be decomposed but actually determining the risk contributions can be difficult in complex portfolios.”
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Senior Vice Dean and Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics
"Those in a homogeneous group put much less effort into the task at hand in part because they were more interested in avoiding conflict. Diverse environments allowed people to focus on the task instead of their social relationship."
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Professor of Finance
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