Risa Mish is the new director of the Johnson School's Leadership Skills Program as well as a lecturer of leadership who teaches courses in analytical thinking in business. She also heads her own management consulting and training practice, providing strategic employee relations advice and training to senior executives and human resources teams. Mish, who served as the Johnson School's director of Alumni Affairs, 2003-2005, was formerly a partner in the New York City law firm of Collazo Carling & Mish LLP, where she represented management clients on a wide range of labor and employment law matters. She also served as a labor and employment law associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, where she represented Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, consumer products, and manufacturing industries. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and state and federal courts in New York and Massachusetts. Mish earned her BS from Cornell University and JD from Cornell Law School.