Auburn Bell and Michael W. Bender were added as executives in residence at Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management.
Bell has served as an affiliate professor in Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business, associate director of Loyola’s Center for Continuing Education and managing director and head of corporate marketing and communications for Legg Mason as well as a member of the firm’s Global Operating Group. Bell earned a Bachelor of Science in business and marketing from High Point University and a Master of Science in business and finance from Johns Hopkins University. He also studied strategic marketing and communication through executive education at Harvard Business School.
Bender has served as an affiliate instructor in the department of accounting at Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business and an adjunct tax instructor in the University of Baltimore’s graduate tax program. He was a partner in the tax department of RSM US LLP in Baltimore as well as Michael W. Bender and Co., Plante and Moran PLLC and Deloitte, all located in Cleveland, Ohio. A certified public accountant, Bender holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and finance from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, and a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Akron in Ohio.
Executives in residence at the Sellinger School are business practitioners who bring industry knowledge to the classroom. They represent a broad range of perspectives that enrich the academic experience by expanding career opportunities, business acumen and networks for Loyola undergraduate and graduate students.