Professional Experience

President, First Light Group LLC

September, 1995 - Current

First Light Group has worked with more than 100 agencies since its launch in 1994. Beginning with a mission of putting the future within reach for its clients, the firm has evolved from providing consulting services to focusing on leadership development in general and leadership coaching in particular. Its mission now is to encourage leaders and managers to go for great in their work and lives.

Full Teaching Professor, DePaul University

July, 2011 - March, 2017

Empowering others to Do Great Good. Consistently above department average for course quality, instructor effectiveness, and helpfulness. Courses taught include ethical leadership, strategic management, human resource management, and public service management.

Affiliate Faculty - Weatherhead School of Management, Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Case Western Reserve University

September, 2008 - December, 2010

Ranked the top large-class instructor of all 49 classes in the Weatherhead School, fall 2010. Recipient of the 2010 Mandel Center Teaching Award. Taught management and organization, and earned income.

Ph.D. Leadership and Change, Antioch University

January, 2002 - January, 2007

President, Victoria Theatre Association

October, 1989 - March, 2005

Inaugurated the Victoria's famous "You are the star" mission and led its turnaround into a top-30 performing arts center with audiences up five-fold to 900,000, income up 21-fold to $21.3 million, an unbroken string of year-end surpluses, and the opening of three new venues including the $100 million Schuster Center.

MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management

January, 1978 - January, 1980

BFA, Drake University

January, 1971 - January, 1975

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