Executive Director, Center for Faithful Business
Office: SBGE Center House
Education: BBS, Prairie College, 1989; MBA, Eastern University, 2006; PhD, Eastern University, 2019. At SPU since 2021.
Dr. JoAnn Flett started in her role of executive director for the Center for Faithful Business in August 2021. She is a frequent speaker, collaborator, and organizational consultant, teasing out the intersection of faith and business that promotes human flourishing. Dr. Flett was a 2019–20 Fulbright Teaching Scholar to Trinidad and Tobago. Her research interests are B-Corps, Faith and Business, Entrepreneurial Support Organizations, Social Enterprise, and Leadership Development.
She has served on and advised numerous nonprofit organizations, including The Accord Network (120+ faith-based international development agencies), The Ormond Center at Duke University, and the Coalition for Christian Social Innovation (a collaborative effort between Compassion International and Baylor University). She was formerly Board chair of Capital for Good – Geneva Global (a performance philanthropy firm and Broad Street Ministry (a nonprofit serving vulnerable Philadelphians).
Dr. Flett continues to serve as a business advisor to Everence Financial (Philadelphia Initiative), Initiate Australia (a social enterprise in Melbourne, Australia), the Network of Christians in Business, and U.S. Embassy’s E-Hub in Trinidad and Tobago.
Her doctoral dissertation is titled “Reshaping the Goals of 21st Century Business: A Grounded Theory Study of the B-Corporation Movement.”