Michael H. Kelly

Michael serves as the executive director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University. The Institute was founded by Peter Drucker to collect, preserve, and share his work with scholars, students and leaders working to strengthen our “society of organizations” – the public, private, and social sectors – dedicated to building a more functioning society.

The Institute’s mission is to strengthen organizations and society through outreach, executive education and leadership and management training that helps people manage with courage.

He is a founding partner of the Sconset Group, advising leaders and organizations, such as the LA Coalition for the Economy & Jobs, whose mission is to bring together business and civic leaders to advance initiatives that stimulate the development of economic growth, quality jobs, housing, and a skilled workforce. He is the author of a weekly newsletter – Insights on LA.

Prior to working with the Los Angeles Coalition, Mr. Kelly has worked in several high-level positions, both in the private sector with The Boeing Company and with California Governor’s Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

He is also the founding chair of the Philanthropic Foundation for California State University, Dominguez Hills, an advisory board member for WorkingNation and cofounder of LA Goes Pink, an organization that raises money for breast cancer researchers in Los Angeles.

Michael received an Economics Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master’s in Public Administration, with a focus on administration, policy and communications, from the University of Southern California. He was a Dean’s Merit Scholar at USC. Michael is married to Mia Kelly and is the proud father of three daughters.


Daniel Martin

Daniel serves as Chief Data Scientist for the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University. Daniel is currently pursuing a PhD in Positive Organizational Psychology at CGU, where he specializes in behavioral assessment development, the application of AI in personal and professional development practices, and the effects of positive emotion on professional communication networks. Daniel’s professional work involves collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data to enhance organizational decision-making, as well as helping inform the development of technical systems to aid in automating these processes wherever possible. Daniel is passionate about applying his expertise in quantitative methodologies to help leaders make decisions that are informed by logical reasoning and sound evidence. Daniel’s work with us helps ensure that our processes yield measurable results that align with our mission and goals as an institution.


Cecilia Contreras

Cecilia serves as the Archivist for the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University. Her work consists of arranging, describing, preserving, and providing access to the various collections within the Drucker Institute archives, which include but are not limited to the Peter F. Drucker Papers, Tom J. Peters Papers, and the Drucker Institute Collection. She is committed to assisting students, researchers, and the like with all their research-related needs. Cecilia holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science with specializations in archival and library studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in History from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.


Leah Johnson

Leah serves as a Drucker Institute Fellow at Claremont Graduate University. Leah brings extensive leadership experience spanning the public, private, and non-profit sectors. As a management consulting leader at Accenture and PwC Advisory Services, she developed and oversaw the execution of change management engagements supporting Fortune 500 business transformation initiatives impacting thousands of stakeholders, as well as designed and delivered workforce training programs. While serving as the Deputy Director of Workforce Development at the Los Angeles Coalition, she created and managed a portfolio of grant-funded workforce development partnerships with educational institutions, government agencies, and employers. Leah currently serves as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Los Angeles. She holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, an MPA from ASU, and a BS degrees in Marketing and BA degrees in Political Science and Communication from the University of Arizona Honors College.