Eastern Michigan University College of Business alumnus John Tuttle honored as 2019 AACSB Influential Leader

Fourth annual initiative by major worldwide business alliance recognizes 33 business school graduates creating a lasting impact in the world

John Tuttle headshot

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University alumnus John Tuttle is one of 33 business school graduates honored by AACSB International (AACSB) – the world’s largest business education alliance – in its 2019 Class of Influential Leaders. The annual challenge recognizes noteworthy alumni from AACSB-accredited schools whose inspiring work serves as a model for the next generation of business leaders.

Tuttle, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the EMU College of Business in 2005, is the Chief Operating Officer and Global Head of Listings for the New York Stock Exchange. In that role, he seeks to champion innovation, highlight organizations with positive impacts, and provide a platform for world leaders to share diverse perspectives.

“The Eastern Michigan University College of Business is deeply proud of John’s professional accomplishments, which are so vividly highlighted with this distinguished and highly prestigious award,” said Kenneth Lord, dean of the EMU College of Business. “John’s broad efforts at cultivating innovation, mentoring and global connections echo the mission of our college, and he brings that perspective to us in his continued contributions to Eastern.”

In its profile on Tuttle, the AACSB cites the large number of high school and college students from around the world who through his shared counsel and perspective have absorbed a passion for the financial systems and investments that underlie the economic success of our society.

In his role as COO, Tuttle leads the NYSE’s global listings, capital markets, and Exchange-traded products businesses. He also manages the Exchange’s relationships with more than 2,300 NYSE-listed companies and with the investment banking, private equity, venture capital, and legal communities.

In addition, he leads the NYSE’s business development efforts for initial public offerings, direct listings, exchange-traded funds, structured products, closed-end funds, and real estate investment trusts listed on NYSE or NYSE-American. In this position, Tuttle serves as a powerful advocate for innovation within his industry.

In a recent NYSE article, "5 Challenges the Tech Industry is Taking On," Tuttle notes, "Today’s companies are continually advancing beyond their own boundaries and, in many cases, disrupting themselves,” and also highlights, "the benefits of innovative leaders at big companies partnering with cutting-edge startups."

Within that focus, Tuttle has brought visibility to many organizations that are having a positive impact on society. From welcoming global entities to ring the opening bell to hosting world leaders such as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to share their perspectives from that elite forum, his efforts are spreading global understanding.

More locally, Tuttle continues to play a significant role in advising the EMU College of Business by serving as a member of its Business Executive Advisory Board.

“AACSB is honored to recognize John Tuttle, and congratulates Eastern Michigan for its role in preparing alumni who are leading examples of business education as a force for good in the world,” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and CEO of AACSB. “The diversity of backgrounds, industries, and career paths of the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders demonstrates that AACSB-accredited schools are preparing graduates to succeed wherever their passions may take them.”

Now its fourth year, the Influential Leaders challenge has recognized almost 200 business school graduates for creating lasting impact in business and society. All honorees have earned an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree from one of the more than 800 AACSB-accredited business schools worldwide. For more information on the Influential Leaders challenge, and to view a full list of honorees, visit the alliance’s influential leaders website.

About AACSB International

As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to more than 1,600 member organizations and over 800 accredited business schools worldwide. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. The global organization has offices located in Tampa, Florida, USA; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Singapore. For more information, visit aacsb.edu.


Amy Ponzillo, Director, Public Relations, AACSB International

amy.ponzillo@aacsb.edu, 1 813 367 5238

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 19,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

February 05, 2019

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