From left, Luis Diaz, Director, Intellectual Property and Chief Diversity Officer, Gibbons Law; Michael Reuter, Director of The Gerald P. Buccino '63 Center for Leadership Development; and Patrick Dunican, Gibbons Chairman and Managing Director
The Gibbons Diversity Initiative, an award-winning corporate initiative promoting diversity and inclusion both at the firm and throughout the legal and business communities, has presented its Trendsetter Award to Michael M. Reuter, director of The Gerald P. Buccino ’63 Center for Leadership Development.
The award honors individuals who embody global leadership and vision with regard to supplier and workplace diversity. “This is an important recognition of the extraordinary work of the Buccino Center in making Seton Hall and the Stillman School of Business a place where new generations of business leaders learn,” said Reuter.
For more than 20 years, Reuter has been an executive coach and mentor who has cultivated many successful management initiatives. Through his efforts and leadership, The Gerald P. Buccino ‘63 Center for Leadership Development earned a #1 ranking in the Leadership Excellence Awards for the past two years. Reuter has also co-authored several papers and has had many engagements as a motivational speaker on the subject of leadership, including a weekly newsletter entitled “Three Minute Leadership.”
Reuter is the board chairman for WitnessHOPE, executive chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Raise Hope Foundation, and a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Institutional Advisory Board. He is also president of Michael M. Reuter and Associates, LLC, a leadership consulting firm.
Previous recipients of the Trendsetter Award include, among others, Brenda Ross-Dulan, executive vice president and regional president of Wells Fargo’s Southern New Jersey region; Ramón J. Pineda, a senior vice president and general manager of Univision Television Group; Nelson Diaz, a member of the Board of Directors at Exelon Corporation; and Susan Hogan, supplier diversity manager at PSEG.