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