John Wooden Global Leadership Awards

Honoring the 2023 John Wooden Global Leadership Award Recipient

Chief Executive Officer, Delta Air Lines


Board Chairman and CEO, Target
2023 wooden Ed Bastian

The John Wooden Global Leadership Awards

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel

Ed Bastian headshot

2023 John Wooden Global Leadership Award Recipient

Ed Bastian

Chief Executive Officer, Delta Air Lines

In Conversation With

Ken Frazier


2021 Wooden Award recipient;
Chairman of Health Assurance Initiatives, General Catalyst;
former CEO and Executive Chairman of Merck & Co.


UCLA Anderson MBA Students Earn Leadership Distinction

U.S. Navy Captain Ryan Hayes (EMBA ’24), Juhie Rathor (FTMBA ’24), Tiffany Lin (FEMBA ’24) and Andy Cofino (FEMBA ’25) earned UCLA Anderson’s John Wooden Leadership Fellowships in recognition of their talents and service.

About the Award

As a legendary coach, prolific author and inspiring speaker, John Wooden dedicated his life to motivating individuals to achieve their highest potential. Wooden instilled in others a sense of pride, a commitment to ethics and a respect for teamwork. These fundamental principles translate seamlessly from the sports arena to the realms of business, management and leadership. And they provide the cornerstone on which the John Wooden Global Leadership Program is built at UCLA Anderson.
Brian Cornell (B.A. ’81, CERT ’91), board chairman and chief executive officer of Target, received the 2022 John Wooden Global Leadership Award in recognition of his visionary leadership, philanthropy, and career-long advocacy of diversity and inclusion in corporate leadership. In a ceremony featuring music and heartfelt tributes, Cornell encouraged the MBA students, faculty and fellow professionals in attendance, “Never lose focus on the importance of your values, your purpose and your principles.”

Martin Jarmond, UCLA’s Alice and Nahum Lainer Family Director of Athletics, spoke with him about the wisdom of approaching challenges as a team rather than unilaterally, whether on the playing field or the boardroom.