The Institute for Business in Society is pleased to announce its new Executive Director, Joseph (Joey) Burton.

Burton arrives from the University of Chicago, where he led the research, operations and outreach efforts of two world-recognized centers over a span of 13 years. There, he served as executive director of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics at the Law School and director of research and operations for the Center for Population Economics at the Chicago Booth School of Business.

Within these prior roles, Burton built multi-faceted research programs and increased the worldwide presence of these institutes by leveraging faculty research and thought leadership within the broader global discourse. Developing programs of this size and scope required strong engagement with faculty, students and alumni, as well as the ability to reach outside the institution into the larger business, policy, and economic sphere.

Burton’s talents and expertise will serve him well as he transitions to his new role here at the Institute for Business in Society. As Executive Director, he will be responsible for the institute’s overall strategy and administration, including engagement with key internal and external stakeholders. He will also lead the institute’s strategic vision, work with Darden leadership and faculty to develop and implement research and programs, and increase its network and awareness by elevating the platform for national and global conversations related to the impact of business in society.

Burton is passionate about promoting business as an answer to social questions. He looks forward to incorporating faculty and student work, alumni and employer goals, and research and outreach to highlight the ways Darden helps businesses and business leaders produce social benefits around the globe.

For more information, read the news release on the Darden website.