President Merrill J. Bateman established the BYU Management Society in 1977 while he was dean of the BYU Marriott School of Management. His vision was to connect alumni and supporters of the school and build lasting friendships and meaningful business relationships.
He served as dean of the Marriott School from 1975-1979 and was the 11th president of Brigham Young University from 1996-2003.
He has been a General Authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1992, when he was made a member of the 2nd Quorum of the Seventy. He served as the Presiding Bishop from 1994-1995 and later as General Sunday School President from 2003-2004.
After leaving BYU, President Bateman served in the Presidency of the Seventy until being granted emeritus status. He and Sister Bateman then served as Temple President and Matron of the Provo Temple from 2007 to 2010. Following that assignment, President Bateman returned to private consulting serving as an expert witness in a number of legal cases.
President and Sister Marilyn Bateman are the parents of 7 children and reside in Provo.
Adrian is an internationally recognized leadership expert and author whose books The Carrot Principle, All In, and The Orange Revolution have sold more than one million copies worldwide. As a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, Adrian speaks every year to groups as diverse as Fortune 500 leaders, international trade associations, and non-profits; and has appeared as a workplace expert on numerous network television programs including NBC’s Today. Adrian is known for his dry wit, which however, is so dry that meeting planners are often forced to liberally distribute complimentary skin moisturizer and eye drops to conference attendees.
Todd Pedersen is the founder and CEO of Vivint Smart Home. As CEO, he has helped the company grow from a dynamic startup to become the largest smart home services provider in North America. The Blackstone Group acquired Vivint in 2012 for more than $2 billion. Todd also launched Vivint Solar, which had a $1.1 billion IPO in 2014 and became the second largest residential solar power provider in the U.S.
Lee Tom Perry is Dean of BYU’s Marriott School of Business and the Marriott Professor. He previously served twice as an Associate Dean at the Marriott School from 1998-2005 and 2012-2013. He holds a Ph.D. in Administrative Sciences from Yale University, and he has written extensively about innovation and technology, corporate restructuring, and strategy execution. He is the author of Offensive Strategy (HarperBusiness), Righteous Influence (Deseret Book), and L. Tom Perry, An Uncommon Life: Years of Preparation (Deseret Book), and co-author of Real-Time Strategy (John Wiley & Sons). He is also the author or co-author of over forty articles appearing in various management journals and edited books. He wrote the text to the LDS Hymn, As Now We Take the Sacrament.
In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lee has served as a bishop, stake president, mission president, and a member of the Sunday School General Board. He and his wife Carolyn are the parents of six children.
Logan attended college at Brigham Young University where he was privileged to travel to eight different countries and work with many high-powered political leaders, news media, universities, and business owners. During these experiences he learned he had a love for people and public relations. With a degree in Public Relations, Logan worked for a Utah-based PR firm managing several well-known local brands until in 2010 he became an owner in Corporate Alliance and the President of the Utah County hub. This last year Logan became COO of Corporate Alliance and resides in Utah with his new beautiful wife.