As the Global Director of Employee Engagement in the office of Global Community Impact at Johnson & Johnson, Michael Bzdak manages the Corporation’s efforts to engage employees in social impact. He continues to manage a volunteer support program and philanthropic support of K-12 education, including a signature school-to-career program and a global STEM education initiative. Bzdak has been an employee of Johnson & Johnson since 1990.
He serves on the advisory board of the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University as well as the New Jersey’s Governor’s Advisory Council on Volunteerism and Community Service; additionally, he has served on the Council on Foundations Corporate Committee, the New Jersey AIDS Partnership Advisory Committee; the board of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation as well as the New Jersey Council for the Humanities where he completed a term as chairman of the board of directors. Bzdak was named an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow in 2018.
He received a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MA and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He is a visiting part-time lecturer in the School of Communications and Information Studies at Rutgers University and formerly an adjunct faculty member at New York University.
He has authored and co-authored several articles related to the role of business in society, including “The Collaboration Challenge: Global Partnerships to Achieve Global Goals,” published in World Health and Population in January 2018. With co-author Mark Aakhus, Bzdak published “Revisiting the Role of ‘Shared Value’ in the Business-Society Relationship” in the Business and Professional Ethics Journal in 2012; this article’s “Research Interest” is higher than 98% of research items on ResearchGate.