Head Coach, Men’s Basketball
University of Maryland, College Park
Since returning to the College Park campus in 1989, Gary Williams (Maryland '68)
has led his alma mater's basketball program from a period of troubled times to an
era of national prominence. With 12 NCAA Tournament berths in the last 15 seasons,
seven Sweet Sixteen appearances, a pair of consecutive Final Four showings, and
the 2002 national championship - the first of its kind in Maryland basketball history
- Williams and his staff have literally forged what is now more than a decade of
dominance in college basketball's most storied and competitive conference.
Now, with 397 victories as Maryland's head coach, Williams stands as the Terrapins
all-time winningest head basketball coach. He passed Charles "Lefty" Driesell, who
amassed 348 victories in 18 seasons from 1969 to 1986. The Terrapins have averaged
22.7 wins per year since the 1994-95 season.
With 604 career victories in 30 seasons overall, Williams is the seventh-winningest
active head coach in NCAA Division I men's basketball. The rise of the Maryland
program has run parallel with Williams' ascent among the most notable in the collegiate
coaching fraternity. Williams was one of only five coaches to boast a string of
11 consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament from 1994-2004. He has produced more
at least 20 wins in nine of his last 12 seasons, and a school-record eight straight
from 1996-97 to 2003-04. With 16 career 20-win seasons, Williams ranks seventh among
More in-depth information on Coach Williams’ accomplishments can be found
SEYMOUR ADLER, PH.D.
Senior Vice President,
Talent Solutions Consulting
Seymour Adler directs the development and implementation of assessment,
talent management and leadership development programs at Fortune 100 clients in
the financial services, health care, telecommunications, manufacturing, and high
technology industries as well as with large public sector agencies. After
receiving his doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York
University. Seymour co-founded Assessment Solutions Incorporated, a firm he
helped take public in 1997, and which was acquired by Aon in 2001. In addition
to a 30-year career in industry, Seymour has taught in graduate programs at
Purdue University, Stevens Institute of Technology, New York University, and
currently Hofstra University’s doctoral program in Applied Organizational
Psychology. He has done a great deal of research on personality and leadership,
global mindset, customer service, and on-boarding. He is a Fellow of the Society
of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, as well as of APA and APS, and has
served as President of the Metropolitan New York Association of Applied
Dr. Deanna Banks is a workplace psychologist who delivers people development
solutions such as leadership assessment, training and development, and executive
coaching programs. Before establishing a private practice, she worked for over
ten years in consulting firms providing organizational development services and
in research organizations investigating best practices for leadership and team
Dr. Banks helps leaders develop to their full potential by building
self-awareness through feedback and assessment. She supports them in
accomplishing transformations in leadership style through a focus on recognizing
and adapting one’s own behavioral patterns. She also designs, develops, and
facilitates leadership training programs for all levels. Her programs are
customized to address the unique issues and needs of her clients. Dr. Banks
educates leaders on topics such as coaching and development, conflict
management, performance management, self-awareness and self-management,
emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication, team development, strategic
influence, employee engagement and retention, and delegation.
In addition to leadership development and executive coaching, Deanna helps to
improve the effectiveness of her client organizations and the individuals in
them in other significant ways. She assists clients with the design and
implementation of talent management, succession planning, career path, and
career development systems. She performs competency modeling studies and builds
performance management programs. She also develops, administers, and reports on
employee opinion surveys, supporting clients in developing action plans based on
Dr. Banks holds a doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from
George Mason University. She speaks at national conferences on topics such as
leadership development, leader adaptability, developmental work experiences,
training evaluation, and team building. She has co-authored a journal article
and book chapter on leadership, visioning, and adaptability. She is a member of
the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, the Academy of Management,
and the American Society of Training and Development.
CARL BRYANT, PH.D.
Vice President, Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic Territory
Personnel Decisions International
In his role as vice president and managing director of the Mid-Atlantic territory,
Carl Bryant has responsibility for leading PDI’s Executive Development Activities
within a five-state region. Carl has worked with numerous organizations and thousands
of executives as they grappled with issues related to strategic planning and leadership
development. He has worked internationally—in Australia, the United Kingdom, Venezuela,
Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain—and is viewed as an expert instructor and program director.
Carl is a former U.S. Air Force officer who served as a tenured associate professor
at the U.S. Air Force Academy. During his tenure there, he served as director of
Outcome Assessments, and as director of the Cadet Counseling Center. Carl also co-authored
a leadership development approach used throughout the United States.
Before joining PDI in 2004, Carl served as the vice president for Knowledge Management
and Applied Technology at the Center for Creative Leadership. In this role, he worked
as an internal and external change agent. He led the creation of several new client-focused
systems and continues serving as an instructor of leadership development. Carl received
his PhD from the University of Maryland.
MARY WAYNE BUSH, ED.D.
Former Director, Research Division
The Foundation of Coaching
Mary Wayne is a well-known author, speaker and coach. As Director of Research
for The Foundation of Coaching, she led that grant-making organization to sponsor
coaching-related research internationally. Mary Wayne holds a Master’s degree from
Yale University and a doctorate in Organizational Change from Pepperdine University.
Her dissertation research on executive coaching effectiveness is featured in Executive
Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders
by Brian O Underhill, Kimcee McAnally, John J Koriath, and Marshall Goldsmith. Mary
Wayne contributed a chapter on Multi-Cultural Coaching in North America published
in Diversity in Coaching (Kogan-Page, 2009), and her article on “Coaching in Organizations:
Current Trends and Future Opportunities” appeared in the January, 2009 edition of
the Organization Development Practitioner.
Mary Wayne is a popular presenter at professional conferences, including The
Conference Board, the International Coach Federation (ICF), American Society of
Training and Development (ASTD), the Academy of Management (AOM), Professional Coaches
and Mentors Association (PCMA), the International Association of Facilitators (IAF),
American Psychological Society’s Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
(SIOP) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ). She served on the Research and
Development Committee of the International Coach Federation and led the 2005 ICF
Research Symposium in San Jose, California. In 2008, Mary Wayne co-chaired the first
International Coaching Research Forum. Currently she serves on the Editorial Boards
of two journals: the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations (IJCO),
and Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice.
JODI CALLAHAN, PH.D.
Leadership and Management Development Manager
The MITRE Corporation
Jodi is the Manager of Leadership and Management Development at the MITRE
Corporation. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in
Organizational Behavior from Tulane University. In service of the MITRE
Institute’s mission of delivering solutions and expertise that maximize the
capability of the corporation to serve the public interest, Jodi is responsible
for the development and deployment of enterprise-wide leadership development
programs and resources including executive coaching and competency-based
training across a range of management levels. Corporate training and development
programs, most of which span at least several months, are attended by over 150
leaders each year, and the Leadership Development group’s goal is to maintain
and continually improve the excellence, innovation, business relevance and
overall impact of each program.
Throughout her career Jodi’s focus has been on helping organizations and
individuals achieve their goals through the selection, management and
development of people. As both an internal and an external consultant, she has
supported the talent management practices of for-profit and not-for-profit
companies of all sizes, as well as federal, state and local government entities.
Over more than ten years at PDI Jodi specialized in in-depth assessment and
coaching of managers and executives of Fortune 500 and other global
corporations, helping leaders transition successfully into new roles, realize
their potential in existing positions, overcome obstacles that threatened their
success, and advising hiring managers on the readiness or lack of fit of an
individual to a specific job opening. She also managed key client relationships
and projects, assisted clients with a broad range of talent management needs,
and served for a period of time as the eastern U.S. Regional Director of the
Customer Centered Solutions practice. Other roles she held, previous to PDI,
included conducting research and teaching Organizational Behavior in Tulane
University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business and helping the State of Louisiana
to develop and roll out a dramatically improved performance management system.
Manager, Talent Management
Bethany Champ is the Manager of Talent Management for Lockheed Martin
Corporation. In this role Bethany leads the execution of the Talent Management
process to enable identification, development and movement of talent in the
corporation in order to achieve Lockheed Martin’s current and future strategic
objectives. Bethany is also responsible for the education of Lockheed Martin
leaders in the talent management process. Bethany is currently a Lockheed Martin
Certified Senior Executive Coach and is coaching high potential leaders and
newly certified coaches in the organization. She also recently led Lockheed
Martin’s internal executive coaching practice and remains actively involved in
developing the Lockheed Martin coaching strategy.
Bethany’s other roles in Lockheed Martin have included Organizational
Development Analyst in the Integrated Systems and Global Services (IS&GS)
Business Area of Lockheed Martin where she was involved in developing and
implementing the framework for Workforce Strategy. Bethany also served as the
Site Lead for the Human Resource Leadership Development Program and as the Head
Coach for the IS&GS Business Area. Prior to IS&GS, Bethany worked on special
projects for the VP of HR and as an HR Business Partner in the MS2 Business in
the Electronic Systems Business Area.
Bethany has over 15 years of strategic human resource experience in aerospace
and defense, engineering, high technology and academic organizations with roles
in learning & organizational development, HR business partner, compensation,
staffing, research and development.
Bethany holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from James Madison
University and her Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Texas A&M
University. She is a Lockheed Martin Certified Senior Coach, a Senior
Professional in Human Resources, and is certified in the Myers Briggs Type
ROGER L. COLE, PH.D.
Vice President & Director, Organizational Effectiveness
Roger is a licensed Industrial-Organizational Psychologist with over 25 years
of consulting, assessment, training, coaching, and teaching experience. He
earned a Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Tennessee, an M.A. in General
Psychology at East Carolina University, and a B.A. in Psychology at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served as an internal and
external consultant, trainer, manager, and coach in organizational, team, and
individual development. In addition, he has a strong background in managing
culture change, leading & facilitating teams, individual and organization
assessment, and process improvement.
Today, organizations are in a constant state of change. Roger has helped
organizations in both the public and private sectors plan and implement
large-scale change initiatives including changes in mission and purpose,
strategy, and culture. He has worked extensively with government agencies
including NASA, the U.S. Army, the Department of Energy, and the Tennessee
Valley Authority (TVA). He has helped guide leadership teams through the
challenges of determining the need for change, planning the change process,
articulating the future vision, identifying and overcoming the obstacles of
change, and pulling together the necessary resources. This has resulted in these
organizations having a clearer vision; more well-defined strategies; a culture
that is aligned with their strategy and structure; and a change effort that is
well-planned, proactive, and deals effectively with resistance.
Before coming to Farr in early 2006, he was the Director of Consulting
Services at MPC, Inc., a management consulting firm in Huntsville, Alabama.
Roger was the project manager for a major culture change initiative during and
after the merger of two U.S. Army organizations. This involved a comprehensive
culture assessment of the two merging organizations, followed by the
facilitation of a senior team in establishing a clear mission, vision, strategic
direction, values, and functions for the new organization.
Prior to his work at MPC, Roger was the Director of Consulting Services with
Impact Associates, Inc. in Maryville, Tennessee, a Senior Consultant with
Tennessee Associates International (TAI) in Alcoa, Tennessee, and an internal
Organization Development Consultant for 11 years with the TVA in Knoxville,
Tennessee. While working with TAI, he lived in Thailand and consulted with a
Thai organization helping them establish a management and leadership development
system. While at the TVA, he completed Columbia University’s and the University
of Michigan’s Advanced Program in Organizational Development and Human Resource
In his spare time, Roger enjoys travel, tennis, and lake/water sport
ERICA DESROSIERS, PH.D.
Director, Organizational and Management Development
Erica Desrosiers is Director of Organization and Management Development (OMD)
at PepsiCo, based in Purchase, NY. In that role, she is responsible for
partnering with the division OMD teams on the design and execution PepsiCo’s
core people processes cross-divisionally. Such processes include organizational
surveys, performance management, upward feedback, and 360 degree feedback. She
also has responsibility for executive coaching, particularly within the North
American business. She has been with PepsiCo for almost 5 years. Prior to
PepsiCo, she led the Organization Development function for Applied Systems, a
software company in the Chicago area.
Erica also used to work as a consultant for Saville and Holdsworth Ltd. (SHL)
where she designed competency models, assessment centers, and other customized
solutions for numerous clients. Erica received her Master’s and Ph.D. in
Industrial Organizational Psychology from Purdue University. She lives in
Connecticut with her husband, Al, and children, Emma and Cole.
Maude DiVittis is the founder of ExecOnBoard LLC; an organization that
successfully supports accelerated workplace transitions. Maude serves as both
the lead researcher and designer for developing strategic learning tools and
techniques for customized on-boarding processes for leaders, teams and
organizations. Prior to founding ExecOnBoard LLC, Maude served as Senior Vice
President, Learning & Organizational Development at MTV Networks and had
oversight for all training, education, performance management, career
development and organizational development for the corporation. She also worked
for nine years at M&M/Mars; a division of MARS incorporated, in various sales,
sales marketing and training roles.
Maude earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University of Ohio. She
was a scholarship athlete and recognized student-leader. She holds a Master of
Business Administration degree from Columbia University, where she graduated in
the top of her class and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honorary. Maude is
currently a doctoral candidate in organizational leadership department at
Columbia University, Teachers College. Her doctoral research explores the value
of transition support for senior leaders who are new to the organization.
Carol Graser is President of NextGen Leaders, a firm devoted to the
development of leaders and organizations through executive coaching, leadership
training programs, and organizational transformation. Carol has held leadership
positions in IBM, Merck Pharmaceuticals, HP, and Marriott. It is through these
leadership experiences she has forged her passion for leadership and created her
approach to developing and coaching leaders.
Carol was most recently a transformation leader at Merck Pharmaceuticals,
working on the enterprise-wide transformation. Carol’s IBM experience included a
leadership role in a startup division of IBM that provided e-business consulting
services to many Fortune 100 companies. She was responsible for leading global
consulting projects in strategy, as well as developing the competency model for
the e-business consulting practice. During her tenure at IBM she also led global
projects in Organizational Change Management for IBM’s Fortune 100 customers.
Carol’s leadership experience at Marriott led to the position of VP of Customer
Service at Caterair International, which had been the Inflite Division of
Carol’s global coaching and consulting clients have included executives
and/or organizations in the following companies: Allianz (Germany), AT&T, Anne
Arundel Medical Center, Educational Media Foundation, IBM Global Services, IBM
Research, IMS Health, ING North America, JP Morgan Chase, Liberty Mutual
Insurance, McDonald’s, Merck Pharmaceuticals, National Children’s Medical
Center, Nissan HQ Tokyo, P&G, Pathmark Stores, Singapore Ministry of Defense,
State of Michigan, Towers-Perrin, TXU, University of MD Executive MBA Program,
University of Maryland University Relations. Carol has volunteered her
leadership coaching services at The International Center for Missing and
Exploited Children, the DC Cultural Tourism Committee, and the Family Institute
for HIV Aids.
Carol received an MBA from the University of Maryland, and a BA in
International Relations, American University, Washington, D.C. She is a graduate
and on the faculty of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching
Certification Program, as well as an adjunct faculty member in the Georgetown
University Executive Masters in Leadership program. Carol is also an adjunct
faculty member in the University of Maryland MBA program, teaching both
leadership and organizational change.
ERIC HANSON, PH.D.
Development Dimensions International
Eric Hanson works with clients to design and deliver solutions in the areas of
executive assessment, executive development, succession management, coaching, leadership
development, and organizational development. He supports DDI’s business development
and has managed numerous projects with Development Dimensions International (DDI)
both as a senior consultant and consulting manager. His clients have included IBM,
Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, Lockheed Martin, Sanofi-Aventis, Rolls-Royce, Panasonic,
McGraw-Hill, Microsoft, and Gillette.
Previously, Dr. Hanson supported DDI’s business development efforts in the area
of leadership development, where his focus was on developing new solutions, educating
DDI’s sales force, and working with clients to design and implement solutions. Prior
to this assignment, he managed many projects in the areas of personnel selection
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Before joining DDI, Dr. Hanson worked as a consultant for a management-consulting
firm performing leadership assessments for selection and development applications.
Prior to that, he was a human resource generalist in a large community hospital,
with responsibilities including employee relations, performance management, recruiting,
and compensation. Dr. Hanson received his PhD from the University of Akron.
ANN M. HERD, PH.D.
University of Maryland, University College
Having earned her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Ann has
served in academia and organizational consulting for over 20 years. Dr. Herd has
served as an executive coach for the Springfield Massachusetts Chamber of
Commerce Leadership Institute, Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Assessment
Center, The University of Tennessee’s Executive Development Program, and
currently for Lockheed Martin Corporation and other clients in the University of
Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Ann has also conducted leadership
training for executives on topics such as conflict management, communication
skills, leadership, team building, and effective hiring.
In addition to her work in coaching and leadership development, Ann has
served as a training consultant for Aluminum Company of America, and as the
principal investigator for various research projects for the United States Army
Special Operations Command, United States Army Accessions Command, and United
States Army Cadet Command. As the principal investigator for two research
contracts investigating Special Forces recruiting and selection issues, Ann
identified factors related to soldiers’ propensity to join Special Forces, and
wrote a realistic job preview booklet (still in use today) for soldiers and
their families who are considering applying for Special Forces. Currently Ann is
serving as the principal investigator on a project designed to evaluate and
validate questionnaire assessment measures used by The United States Army
Accessions Command and United States Army Cadet Command. Related to coaching,
Ann is also researching issues and coaching needs for active duty military
members who have transitioned out of the Armed forces.
Ann has served in full-time faculty positions at a variety of universities,
including Marymount University, Gettysburg College, The United States Air Force
Academy, and currently University of Maryland University College. She teaches
graduate and undergraduate courses in human resource selection and measurement,
leadership, organizational behavior, human resource management, performance
management, adult learning and development, statistics, research methods,
business ethics, group dynamics, and management.
Ann has earned the highest certification for human resource professionals,
the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification. She hails from
JEAN HURD, PH.D.
Jean Hurd Leadership Development
Jean is passionate about helping scientific and technical professionals
become outstanding leaders. Her capacity to successfully integrate business,
people and technology has been honed through more that 25 years of line,
management and consulting experience in global pharmaceutical, engineering and
information technology companies. Her proven leadership development approach
uniquely leverages human factors to fuel change and development in individuals
Jean has consulted to organizations from most industry segments including
pharmaceutical, chemical, computer, finance, utilities, education, social
services, the U.S. Military, and Federal, State and local governments.
Jean holds a Master’s in Information Science from the University of
Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in Adult and Organizational Development from The Union
Institute. Her dissertation was on the impact of organizational coaching on
individual lives. She has done additional graduate work in group dynamics and
counseling psychology, and is a certified MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) and
Dr. Winnie Lanoix is a Coaching Leader and Senior Vice President,
Organizational Consulting, at Right Management. She served on the Coaching
Center for Excellence and helped write the quality guidelines for coach
selection, training, coach matching and measuring the ROI of coaching. She is on
the advisory board for the Conference Board Coaching Conference and has been a
frequent speaker on Global Coaching.
Winnie manages a coaching practice, oversees global coaching engagements, trains
and supervises coaches around the globe and provides executive coaching. Winnie
also provides consultation to companies seeking to create a coaching culture
and/or coaching program as well as manages global leadership development
programs. Some areas of specialization include Emotional Intelligence,
Organizational and Political Savvy, Global Management. Winnie obtained her BA
from Tufts University, MA and M.Ed. from Columbia University, and Ed.D. -
doctorate in counseling psychology from Rutgers University. She is ICF
Some of her experience with individual and team coaching assignments
Winnie has experience with diverse companies such as GSK, Johnson & Johnson,
International Finance Corporation, DuPont, Wilmington Trust, Rhodia, MBNA,
Merck, Nuclear Insurance, Monsanto, AstraZeneca, Covance, CHOP, WSFS, BMS,
Verizon, Nuclear Electric Insurance, Monsanto, CSL (formerly Behring),PQ and
American Express as well as institutions of higher education, healthcare
DAVID B. PETERSON, PH.D.
Senior Vice President
PDI Ninth House
David B. Peterson, PhD, is Senior Vice President at PDI Ninth House (formerly
Personnel Decisions International), where he has been leader of executive
coaching services for almost 20 years, with responsibility for hundreds of
coaches around the world. Based in San Francisco, his consulting work
specializes in coaching for CEO's and other senior executives in Global 100
companies, as well as helping organizations design their own coaching programs.
He clients include many leading companies, such as Target, Hewlett Packard,
Genentech, Federal Express, Microsoft, Levi Strauss, Stanford University, and
David is lead author of two best-selling books that provide practical advice
to help people develop themselves and coach others: Development FIRST:
Strategies for Self-Development (1995) and Leader As Coach: Strategies for
Coaching and Developing Others (1996). He serves on the Research Advisory Board
for the Institute of Coaching at Harvard and on the editorial boards of
Consulting Psychology Journal and Coaching: International Journal of Theory,
Research, and Practice. An expert on coaching, executive development, and
leadership effectiveness, he has been featured in Wall Street Journal, Fortune,
Business Week, Time, and USA Today, and Harvard Business Review.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota specializing in both
Industrial/Organizational and Counseling Psychology. His B.A. in linguistics and
anthropology is from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN. He is a Fellow of the
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Society of
Consulting Psychology, and the American Psychological Association.
MARK POTEET, PH.D.
Organizational Research and Solutions, Inc.
Dr. Mark Poteet has over 16 years of industry, research, and consulting
experience in the areas of employee selection, managerial and exercise
assessment, executive coaching, training, and employee development. This
experience includes managing the recruitment and selection function for the City
of Clearwater, Florida. He also contracted with the Human Resources department
at the Tennessee Valley Authority for several years, working on programs such as
360-degree feedback, climate assessment, assessment centers, and cultural
For the past eleven years, Mark has managed an independent consulting
practice, specializing in job analysis, employee selection, assessment and
coaching for managers and executives, performance management, training design
and delivery, and interview training. In his coaching practice, he has
experience and expertise using a variety of skill, ability, competency, and
personality assessment tools to provide clients with valid feedback, including
work samples, assessment center methods, personality inventories, 360-degree
feedback interviews, personal interviews, and critical thinking appraisals. He
has also designed and implemented coaching programs with clients involving
participants at all levels of management.
Dr. Poteet has worked with such companies as the Tennessee Valley Authority,
Tennessee State Government, Tennessee Assessment Center, Personnel Assessment
Systems, Ohio Casualty Group, Remy International, Barry M. Cohen Associates, PCI
Human Resources, Knoxville Utilities Board, W.N. Lockwood & Associates, Right
Management, UPS, the Center for Business and Economic Development at Auburn
University, the Leadership Development Institute at Indiana University, the
University of Georgia Terry College of Business, Kelley Executive Partners, the
Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership, and The University of Maryland Robert
H. Smith School of Business.
Mark has published numerous articles on leadership, mentoring, coaching,
career development, and performance appraisal that have appeared in the Journal
of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Career Development
Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, and Journal
of Business and Psychology. He recently co-authored a chapter on “Best Practices
in Formal Mentoring Programs” in the book Blackwell Handbook of Mentoring: A
Multiple Perspective Approach, and is a co-author on the upcoming book Designing
Workplace Mentoring Programs: An Evidence-Based Approach.
Dr. Poteet has presented his research at the annual conferences for the
Southern Management Association, Academy of Management, Society for Industry and
Organizational Psychology, Southeastern Psychological Association, and
International Congress on Assessment Center Methods. Mark is a member of the
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American
Psychological Association. Dr. Poteet received his Ph.D. in Industrial &
Organizational Psychology from The University of Tennessee.
BILL PULLEN, MCC
Pullen & Associates
Bill Pullen is President of Pullen & Associates, a Washington, DC based consulting
firm providing executive coaching and leadership development services to individuals,
corporations, the federal government and private organizations. His work focuses
on developing current and emerging leaders and building leadership capacity within
organizations. Some of his past or current clients include Booz Allen Hamilton,
Marriott, University of Pennsylvania, AOL/Time Warner, Freddie Mac, U.S. Commerce
Department, U.S. Department of Education, Federal General Services Administration,
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Canadian Government,
Fairfax County Public Schools and American Federation of Retried Americans and Leadership
Bill Pullen designed the 2009 Metro DC ICF Prism Award winning coaching program
for the U.S. Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration. This prestigious
award is given to an organization that uses coaching to shift organizational culture
and create profound results.
In addition to his work with Pullen & Associates, Bill is active with the International
Coach Federation assessing candidates for coaching certification. He has served
on the faculty of The Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, Ca. He also served
as leader assistant for the Co-Active Space Leadership Program. He is a past president
of the Metro DC Chapter of the International Coach Federation and a member of the
American Society of Training and Development and the Organization Development Network.
He has been featured in The Washington Post and on NBC news and is a frequent contributor
to Men’s Health’s Best Life magazine.
SUSAN SAMAKOW, PCC, CPCC
Founder and Principal
SSusan Samakow Coaching, LLC
Ms. Samakow lives in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. She is a Certified
Business and Leadership Coach, Trainer and Facilitator, which pulls together her
vast experience in career and life transitions, leadership and career development,
and working with all levels of business relationships (partners, supervisors, managers
to C-level executives, sales, administrative, etc). Ms. Samakow’s clients are successful
professionals in management and leadership positions where she helps them reach
new levels of performance and satisfaction in their careers.
Ms. Samakow is founder and principal of Susan Samakow Coaching, LLC, where she
works primarily with individuals going through career and life transitions. Susan
is able to work with any form of business entity such as companies (from sole proprietorships
to large corporations), government accounts (federal and county), and non profit
groups. Clients include NIH, Department of Education, NASA, Wachovia, SAS, Raytheon,
Consortium Health Plans, etc.
Susan is co-author of a leadership program, “Stepping Into Your Leadership Style”
which has been given in government and private businesses. She explores with clients
how to better understand their role so that it has a positive impact and helps them
gain clarity while goals and objectives are achieved. Susan works with clients to
“bring out” all their strengths. Her professional experience brings a wealth of
knowledge and encouragement.
SLS Coaching and Consulting
Sandi Stewart is an Executive & Career Coach with over 15 years of
organizational consulting and coaching experience. She has assisted executives,
managers, entrepreneurs and career changers in catalyzing their work and career
development and effecting and implementing change in their organizations. Her
coaching includes leadership development, career search, time management, team
dynamics, and life balance.
Her career coaching practice combines a portfolio of techniques, including
resume review, job research guidance, methodologies and assessments for career
search planning and positioning, mock case and behavioral interviewing, as well
as coaching exploration of client strengths, management style and understanding
of values and motivations in order to help identify the client’s optimal job.
Sandi’s management career has spanned a number of industries in her roles as
manager, marketer and strategic planner including manufacturing, engineering
services, healthcare, cable TV, publishing, non-profit services. This work
experience, an M.B.A. from Columbia University, and her more than 15 years of
consulting and coaching has given her a breadth of understanding of the diverse
opportunities open to managers and executives.
Sandi has a B.A. in Psychology and French from Colgate University and a M.B.A
from Columbia University. She was a manager with Johnson & Johnson, Hearst/ABC,
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, HSB Reliability Services and Ferrero, N.A. She
trained as a coach with Coach University and Corporate Coach University. She is
a certified behavioral and motivational analyst through Target Training
International. Sandi has been featured in national and local print publications
and radio. She is quoted in “Simply Brilliant: Life Lessons from America’s Top
Personal and Business Coaches” and “The Women’s Home-Based Business Book of
Answers”. She is a certified coach by the International Coach Federation.
Some of the recent firms she has worked with include: Capital One, Discovery
Communications, Booz Allen Hamilton, The Advisory Board, Ernst & Young, The
Washington Post, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Freddie Mac, AOL, Marriott
Corporation, Fannie Mae, and the FTC.
PAT STOCKER, PH.D.
Stocker & Associates
Dr. Pat Stocker is President of Stocker & Associates LLC, a consulting
organization based in Bethesda, Maryland. Working with a group of about 130
faculty/consultant Associates, she assists corporations in planning and
coordinating custom executive education programs. These Associates represent
major business schools and many consulting organizations. She works with the
corporation to determine the needs for executive education, then collaborates
with the corporation to design a curriculum which meets those needs, identifying
the faculty and support people necessary for delivering the program, managing
the program delivery on site, and providing program evaluations and constant
program updates to ensure relevancy. This firm specializes in working with
senior level leaders of an organization.
Organizations with which has provided executive education consulting services
include Marriott International, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott Vacation Club, Lockheed
Martin, USAID (for the Egyptian Executive Development Program for CEOs of
Egyptian businesses), Aetna Insurance, Honeywell, PepsiCo, Host Marriott, FedEx,
Capital One, AARP, Black & Decker, Mobil, TRW, Bell Atlantic, Fannie Mae, the
U.S. Departments of Labor and Energy, and the State of Maryland. She was
previously Associate Dean and Director of Executive Programs for the Robert H.
Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and has taught at
Georgetown University, the University of Colorado, the University of Denver, and
the University of Maryland.
STEVEN M. SWAVELY, PH.D.
Vice President Director, Leadership Development Psychologist
Steve is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in
the areas of clinical psychology, assessment, consulting, training, coaching,
and teaching. He has a unique background that includes extensive training and
experience in neuropsychology, applied behavioral assessment, human potential
assessment, business consulting, business management, and business ownership.
After earning his Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology from Georgia State
University, he founded and managed the Neuropsychological Assessment Laboratory
in the Department of Physical Medicine at the Medical University of South
Carolina. He also started and managed a large successful private practice, which
focused on providing psychological, behavioral, and neuropsychological
assessments within both clinical and business settings.
In addition to his training and work as a neuropsychologist, Steve has owned
and managed several small businesses, worked as an investment professional, and
served as a consultant to executives seeking to increase personal performance by
applying his knowledge of neuropsychology, psychology, and decision-making
processes to improve individual results. He is a sought after speaker in the
area of success psychology, and has facilitated business workshops and seminars
for a number of different audiences, including The Association of Small Business
Development Centers, The International Franchise Association, and multiple
professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association.
Steve’s current professional interests focus on the application of behavioral
and neuropsychological technology to leadership development, executive coaching,
teambuilding, and effective business succession planning.
In his free time Steve enjoys training for triathlons and he has completed
several Ironman distance races including Ironman Florida and Ironman Arizona.
CYNTHIA K. STEVENS, PH.D.
Associate Professor, Management & Organization
Robert H. Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland
Dr. Stevens is an associate professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational
Behavior. She received a Bachelor's degree from Western Washington University (1982),
a Master's degree in social psychology from Miami University (Ohio; 1984), and a
Ph.D. from the University of Washington (1990). She has been on the Management &
Organization faculty at the University of Maryland since 1990 and taught on sabbatical
at the University of Iowa in Fall 1999.
Dr. Stevens's research focuses on recruitment and interviewing, job search and
choice, behavioral skills training effectiveness, decision making in top management
teams, and the creation of intellectual capital through strategic use of human resource
management practices. Her work has appeared in both academic and applied journals
such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Personnel
Psychology, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied
Social Psychology, Public Personnel Management, and the Academy of Management Best
Papers Proceedings. In addition, she has presented her research at regional and
national conferences of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and
Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Stevens has consulted with numerous businesses on human resource issues including:
leadership development, performance management systems, executive coaching, and
organizational diversity initiatives. In addition, she has developed and delivered
training programs on topics such as: management decision-making, improving employee
selection, interviewing skills, developing and coaching employees, managing diverse
employees, understanding equal employment opportunity laws, conducting effective
performance reviews, employee discipline, and creating employee development plans.
LAURIE VOSS, PH.D.
Vice President, Executive Coaching
Lore International Institute, a Korn/Ferry Company
Laurie Voss, Ph.D., is Vice President, Executive Coaching for Lore
International Institute, a Korn/Ferry Company, and is one of the world’s leading
authorities on executive coaching, particularly in global enterprises and
Laurie launched and orchestrated the Firm’s largest global coaching programs
and developed systems and processes that guarantee consistent, high quality,
effective coaching engagements. Her clients include multinational corporations
in high technology, consumer goods, financial services, healthcare, food and
beverage, entertainment and biotechnology.
She was instrumental in the recruiting of hundreds of world-class executive
coaches, consultants, and faculty for the Firm’s global associate network, and
she designed and implemented the multi-layer recruiting, certifying and
supervising processes. She has logged thousands of hours orienting coaches,
consultants and assessment psychologists to the unique demands that each client
Laurie has more than a decade of research and program management experience,
and she has written or co-authored numerous white papers, articles and book
chapters. She presents regularly at the International Coaching Federation and
other professional meetings targeted to human resource and executive coach
Laurie earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and holds a bachelor’s
degree from the University of Denver.
RODNEY B. WARRENFELTZ, PH.D.
Hogan Assessment Systems
Rodney Warrenfeltz , Ph.D., is a managing partner with Hogan Assessment Systems.
Dr. Rodney Warrenfeltz has more than 20 years of experience in executive personality
assessment and development. He was most recently executive vice president and national
practice leader for coaching and consulting services at Manchester, Inc.
Prior to working for Manchester , Dr. Rodney Warrenfeltz was a vice president
at Development Dimensions International (DDI), responsible for establishing a consulting
business focused on the assessment and development of executives. In this role,
Dr. Warrenfeltz developed a worldwide consulting team that included 45 professionals
working throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States . Dr. Warrenfeltz
designed and implemented a wide range of consulting projects, including General
Motors' global leadership development program, Whirlpool's succession management
system (Protégé), and PPG's high-potential development process.
Dr. Rodney Warrenfeltz has more than 100 publications and technical reports to
his credit. Dr. Warrenfeltz received his M.S. in psychology from Vanderbilt University
and his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Colorado State University.
JOYCE E. A. RUSSELL, PH.D., committee chair
Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow and Senior Executive Education
Robert H. Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland
Dr. Russell is a licensed Industrial and Organizational Psychologist and has
over 20 years of experience consulting with both private and public sector organizations.
Her expertise is primarily in the areas of leadership and management development,
negotiation tactics, executive coaching, training, career development, and work
teams. Some of her clients have included: Lockheed Martin, Marriott, Oak Ridge National
Laboratory, National Institute of Health, National Security Agency, Frito-Lay, Quaker
Oats, M&M Mars, ALCOA, Entergy, Yodlee, Black & Decker, Boeing Corporation, Hughes
Communications, McCormick, Sprint/Nextel, Tennessee Valley Authority, State of Tennessee,
Bell-South, L.M. Berry & Company, Bryce Corporation, among others.
Dr. Russell developed the Executive Coaching Program for the EMBA program at
The University of Maryland and at The University of Tennessee. As the Director of
both Coaching programs, she has provided executive coaching for hundreds of executives
over the past decades as well as selected and trained numerous executive coaches.
She is a Ralph J. Tyser Distinguished Teaching Fellow and a Senior Executive
Education Fellow in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of
Maryland. Since joining the UM faculty, she has consistently been honored for being
one of the outstanding (Top 15%) Teachers. She is also the only Smith School faculty
that has been selected three times for the Allen J. Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence
given for Outstanding Teaching among tenured, tenure-track, and teaching professors.
Prior to joining UM, she was a tenured full Professor in the College of Business
Administration at The University of Tennessee. At UT, she received numerous teaching
and research awards from students and faculty for her work with Executive MBAs,
MBAs, doctoral students, and undergraduates. Some of them include: The University
of Tennessee National Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award, the College
of Business Administration’s John B. Ross Award for Outstanding Teaching among senior,
tenured professors, the Tennessee Organization of MBAs Outstanding Teaching Award,
the UT Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Team Development and Team Teaching of
the Integrated MBA Curriculum, and the College of Business Administration’s William
B. Stokely Research/Teaching Scholar Award, among others.
Dr. Russell has successfully taught in Executive Development programs, EMBA,
MBA, PhD, and undergraduate programs. She has published over 50 articles, books,
or book chapters and has presented her research at national and regional conferences.
She served as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Vocational Behavior, and on
the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management
Review, and Performance Improvement Quarterly. She is an active member of the Academy
of Management, American Psychological Association, American Society for Training
and Development, Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and the Society
for Human Resource Management. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Industrial
& Organizational Psychology from The University of Akron, Ohio and her B.A. degree
in Psychology/Business from Loyola College in Maryland.
Ph.D. Student, Management & Organization
Robert H. Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland
Suzanne Edinger is a Ph.D. student in organizational behavior in the R.H.
Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. She
received her M.B.A. from The College of William & Mary in Virginia and her
bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland.
Before returning to school, she worked for approximately 10 years in operations
and human resource management in the healthcare and consumer packaged foods
Suzanne’s research focuses on social capital and innovation in teams,
cross-cultural management, and executive coaching. She has presented her work at
national conferences of the Academy of Management and the Society of Industrial
and Organizational Psychologists (SIOP). She is a member of the Academy of
Management, SIOP, and the International Network for Social Network Analysis.
HILARY J. GETTMAN, JD, PH.D.
Assistant Professor, Management
Hilary Gettman is an Executive Fellow at the Smith School of Business and an
assistant professor of business administration at Stonehill College. She received
her Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology at the University of Maryland, her J.D. from
Harvard Law School, and her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Nazarene College. Hilary
practiced securities law in the private sector for over five years before deciding
to change careers and move in the direction of organizational psychology and leadership
Hilary has extensive training and both consulting and academic/research experience
in managerial/leadership assessment and development, executive coaching, motivation,
and behavior change. She has worked with a wide variety of managers from those in
the early stages of their careers to those in upper executive level positions across
a broad range of industries.
Outside of her work with leadership development and coaching, Hilary is a member
of the D.C. and New York Bar Associations, and is an active member of many professional
organizations, including the Academy of Management and the Society of Industrial
and Organizational Psychology. She has presented her research on executive coaching,
gender and negotiation, motivation, organizational and managerial impact on sexual
harassment, and harassment by clients, at conferences across the country for the
Academy of Management, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology,
JEFF KUDISCH, PH.D.
Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow and Associate Department Chair;
Senior Executive Education Fellow
Robert H. Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland
Dr. Kudisch is a Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow, Associate Department Chair,
and Senior Executive Education Fellow at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.
Smith School of Business. He also is a co-founder and Principal Partner of Personnel
Assessment Systems, Inc., a human resource consulting firm specializing in management
and executive assessment.
Dr. Kudisch received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology
from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, his M.S. in I/O Psychology from the
University of Central Florida, and his B.S. in Psychology from the University of
Florida. Prior to joining the Smith School faculty in the fall of 2002, he was an
Assistant Professor and Director of the University of Southern Mississippi's I/O
Psychology Doctoral Program and Center for Applied Organizational Studies. Dr. Kudisch
teaches MBA and EMBA seminars on human capital management, leadership, and negotiations
in the Robert H. Smith’s School of Business. He is also an active guest lecturer
at Smith partner universities around the world, including the Graduate School of
Business Administration (GSBA) in Zurich and the Polish-American Management Center
at the University of Lódz.
Dr. Kudisch has successfully taught in Executive Development programs, EMBA,
MBA, Ph.D., and undergraduate programs. Dr. Kudisch has been nominated for teaching
awards at the University of Tennessee, the University of Southern Mississippi, and
the University of Maryland. Since joining the Smith faculty, Dr. Kudisch has consistently
been honored for being one of the Outstanding (Top 15%) Teachers, and was selected
in 2006 for the Allen J. Krowe/Legg Mason Teaching Excellence Award, as well as
the Best MBA Team Teaching Award in 2006, 2007 and 2008 for his performance during
the GSBA’s Zurich HRM-MBA Blocks.
Dr. Kudisch has provided consulting services in the areas of leadership
assessment, succession planning, assessment centers, testing and selection,
executive coaching, training and development, organizational change, employee
attitudes, customer satisfaction, and performance management (e.g., performance
appraisal, multi-source feedback) to both public- and private-sector
organizations in the United States since 1988. Before venturing into academia,
Dr. Kudisch spent several years working in various human resource-related
functions at the Tennessee Valley Authority. Some of his recent consulting and
executive development clients have included McCormick and Company, Inc., Black &
Decker, Home Depot, Lockheed Martin, Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding & Litton Ship
Systems, Nextel, NIH, Office of Personnel Management, Anne Arundel Health
Systems, Imre Communications, Alliant Health Systems, E.K. Fox & Associates, and
the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), among others.
Dr. Kudisch developed Assessment Centers for the University of Maryland’s
EMBA program and the University of Tennessee’s MBA program. As the Director of
both assessment programs he has provided feedback to hundreds of executives and
students and has selected and trained numerous assessors, role players, and
coaches. Dr. Kudisch also serves as an executive coach for the Smith School’s
He has written articles in the areas of assessment centers, personnel
selection, managerial credibility, charismatic leadership, and multi-source
feedback, and he has presented his research at national and international
conferences. He is a member of the Academy of Management and the Society for I/O
M. SUSAN TAYLOR, PH.D.
Senior Associate Dean & Associate Dean of Faculty
Dean's Professor of Human Resources
Co-Director, Center for Human Capital, Innovation and Technology
Robert H. Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland
Dr. Susan Taylor is Dean's Professor of Human Resources and Co-Director of
the Center for Human Capital, Innovation and Technology (HCIT) at the Robert H.
Smith School of Business. She earned her doctorate from Purdue University in I/O
Psychology and has also been a visiting faculty member at the Amos Tuck School,
Dartmouth College, University of Washington, Seattle, the School of
Administration at Boconni University, Milan Italy, and the London Business
School. Taylor's research has examined organizational recruitment, performance
feedback and appraisal, the organizational justice within human resource
systems, executive careers, and the changing nature of the exchange relationship
between employees and their organizational employees. Her current work is
examining the fit between firms' IT strategies, their HR strategies and
individual IT worker characteristics, the innovation process, and middle
managers' and frontline employees' roles in the success of large-scale
organizational change. Taylor is currently a member of the Academy of
Management's Board of Governors, and a Fellow of the Society of
Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
Taylor, past chair of the Academy of Management's Human Resources Division,
is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Society and the Society of
Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She is well known for her research on
career mobility, staffing, and performance management. She is on the editorial
board of the Journal of Organizational Behavior and is the Human Resource Editor
for Sage Publications' Foundation of Organizational Science Series. Her current
work examines the changing social contract between firms and their employees,
the intersection of strategic human resource management and organizational
justice, and the impact of the e-economy on organizational careers. Her book,
Rhythms of Academic Life (Sage Publications), was published in 1996. Taylor
participates in executive development programs in the United States and Europe
and consults with public and private sector organizations.
PAUL E. TESLUK, PH.D.
Tyser Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource;
Management Department Chair & Co-Director, Center for Human Capital,
Innovation and Technology
Robert H. Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland
Paul Tesluk is Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human
Resource Management, Chair of the Department of Management and Organization, which
is currently rated as one of the top five management departments in the world in
research productivity and scholarly impact, and Co-Director of the Center for Human
Capital, Innovation and Technology (HCIT). His research focuses on strategies to
enhance team effectiveness and innovation, the assessment and development of management
and leadership talent, and organizational culture and climate in organizations transitioning
to high-involvement workplace systems. He has published dozens of articles and book
chapters on these topics and has received awards from the Society for Industrial
and Organizational Psychology for his research on work team effectiveness and work
experience and leadership development. He is currently on the editorial boards of
several of the leading academic journals in the management field. Paul is also a
Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He has worked
with a number of private and public sector organizations in both research and consulting
capacities and his research has been supported by agencies such as the National
Science Foundation and the National Institutes for Health.
KAREN WOUTERS, PH.D.
Robert H. Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland
Dr. Wouters is a Lecturer and Director of the MBA Consulting Program at the
University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Prior to joining
the Smith School, she was a research associate at the Vlerick Management School,
a top-ranked school in Europe. Her expertise is primarily in the areas of
leadership development, executive coaching, learning from on-the-job experiences
Dr. Wouters received her Ph.D. in Applied Economic Sciences (major:
Organizational Behavior) from Ghent University, Belgium, her M.S. in Human
Resource Management from the University of Antwerp, Belgium and her B.S. in
Educational Sciences from the University of Leuven, Belgium.
Dr. Wouters has successfully taught MBA and undergraduate seminars on
Leadership, Human Capital Management and Leadership Development. She has been
honored in 2008 for being one of the Outstanding (Top 15%) Teachers at the Smith
School. She has been actively involved and served as a coach in Smith’s
Executive Education Programs. Additionally, she has provided consulting services
in the area of training and development to both public- and private-sector
organizations in the United States and Europe. Some of the organizations that
she worked with include: Randstad, TNT, Ann Arundel Medical Center, NIH and DPP.
Dr. Wouters has written articles in the areas of e-learning, vocational
training, on-the-job learning and executive coaching, and has presented her
research at national and international conferences. One of her articles was
given the 2002 Highly Commended Award by Emerald Literati Club. In 2006 and 2008
she received the “Global Forum Best Paper” and the “Best Paper In Management
Development” from the Academy of Management.