Meet Michael J. Bzdak from Johnson & Johnson

As a director of Corporate Contributions at Johnson & Johnson, Michael Bzdak manages the Corporation’s philanthropic support of K-12 education, a school-to-career initiative as well as volunteerism and art/cultural affairs.  In addition, he manages Johnson & Johnson’s corporate giving in New Jersey.  He is also responsible for emerging initiatives in the arts and healing and the environment.  Michael has been an employee of Johnson & Johnson since 1990. 

Day of the DeadMr. Bzdak serves on the Conference Board’s Business/Education Council, the New Jersey Business Coalition for Educational Excellence as well as New Jersey’s Governor’s Advisory Council on Volunteerism and Community Service and the New Jersey AIDS Partnership Advisory Committee. Additionally, he has served on the board of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation as well as the New Jersey Council for the Humanities where he recently completed a term as chairman of the board of directors. 

He received a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MA and Ph.D.from Rutgers University.  His academic studies in art history focus on medieval imagery associated with wisdom and learning as well as the relationship of business to the arts.  He is a visiting part-time lecturer in the Art History Department at Rutgers University.

Please join Byrne Seminars and Prof. Marya L. Doerfel and her Byrne students for Mr. Bzdak’s talk, "The Shadow or the Tree: Why Reputation Matters to Business," on Wednesday, January 30th at 1:00p.m. at the Scholarly Communication Center in the Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus.  All are welcome, but space is limited.