Ilene Bezjian, D.B.A.

Ilene Bezjian works with the Genysys Group, a consulting firm that assists in casting new vision for organizations in deep change. Prior to this role, she served as the Dean of the School of Business and Management at Azusa Pacific University for 14 years and 20 years as a professor of marketing. With more than 1300 students, 6 undergraduate programs and 8 graduate programs, she led the 25 faculty through the steps of AACSB accreditation process, an accreditation held by the top 10% of business schools worldwide. Ilene holds a D.B.A. and has worked in higher education for more than 30 years developing unique programs and opportunities for faculty and students alike. She also managed the start of a new accounting school and endowed chair funded by an $8.2 million donation received from a friend of the university. Prior to her career in higher education, she worked as a consultant in the field of marketing and employee development in government, aerospace, and entertainment industries as well as small business enterprises both nationally and internationally. Ilene and her husband, Vic, have two adult children.