Organizational Effectiveness Lecture Series (OELS)

2012 Leading Extraordinary Performance

AOELS Leading Extraordinary Performance Presentation (PDF)


Kim S. Cameron

Associate Dean, Executive Education; William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations, University of Michigan

Kim S. Cameron is the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations in the Ross School of Business and professor of higher education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. Cameron has served as dean and Albert J. Weatherhead Professor of Management in the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, as associate dean and Ford Motor Co./Richard E. Cook Professor in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, and as a department chair and director of several executive education programs at the University of Michigan. He also served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Ricks College. He organized and directed the Organizational Studies Division of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems in Boulder, Colorado.

Cameron's past research on organizational downsizing, effectiveness, quality culture, virtuousness, and the development of management skills has been published in more than 120 articles and 14 books. His current research focuses on the virtuousness of and in organizations and their relationships to organizational success. He is one of the co-founders of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan.

He served on the National Research Council, was president of Bay Asset Funding Corporation, and was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar. He is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland Class of 2000 and a recipient of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society's Outstanding Educator Award. He currently consults with a variety of business, government, and educational organizations in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

He is married to Melinda Cummings and has seven children.

Douglas A. Fecher

Douglas A. Fecher is president and CEO of Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc., holding this position since December 2000. He has spent his entire career working in the credit union industry, starting as a teller at ChacoCredit Union, Inc., in Hamilton, Ohio. At WPCU he’s also held positions as vice president of lending and chief operating officer.

Fecher has extensive involvement within the credit union industry. He is chairman of the Board of Managers of myCUmortgage and a board member of Prime Alliance, Inc., a credit union mortgage technology company. He also sits on the board of Cooperative Business Services, a credit union commercial lending company; on the board of trustees of Callahan & Associates, a credit union consulting company; and on the board of managers of Credit Union Outreach Solutions, Inc., a credit union support company.

Fecher also chairs the National Credit Union Roundtable and sits on the Governmental Affairs Committee of both the Credit Union National Association and Ohio Credit Union League. He is a member of the Filene Research Institute Research Council, a credit union think-tank headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.

Fecher’s civic involvement includes being a member of the Dayton Development Coalition Board of Trustees, a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Muse Machine (serving as chairman of its Strategic Planning Committee), and a past chairman of the Greene County Heart Walk for the American Heart Association. He is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Dayton.

On the national level, Fecher serves on the Board of Trustees of the Consumer Federation of America, the nation’s leading organization advocating on behalf of consumers.

Ashley Franer

Ashley Franer, a financial solutions coach, has been with Wright-Patt Credit Union for the past six years. She recently received her bachelor's degree in management and human resources from Wright State University.She will share her perspective on how changes in the Wright-Patt Credit Union have affected and engaged employees throughout the organization.