Meet FRED Leadership’s Board of Directors
Dr. David Dotlich is the president of Pivot, a strategic...
Michelle is currently at Time Warner as Senior Vice President, Talent...
Jay is the owner and president of W. Jay Boyd...
Julie holds the role of Senior Director, Global Learning and...
Mark is the Principal of City Lit, Britain’s largest specialised...
Al Adams received his B.A. in history from the University...
Richard (Rocky) O. Kimball, Ph.D., has a distinguished track record...
A recognized human resources thought leader, David brings significant experience...
Dr. David Dotlich is the president of Pivot, a strategic leadership boutique that develops corporate strategy and executive development programs for Fortune 500 companies such as Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, GSK, Nike, Microsoft, KKR, Aetna, Best Buy, DPDHL, AbbVie, Ericsson, and many others. A successful entrepreneur who has founded, run, and sold two large companies, he advises CEOs and boards on issues of talent, leadership, and strategy.
Named one of the Top 50 Coaches in the United States, Dr. Dotlich is former executive vice president of Honeywell International, founder and former president of CDR International and Delta Executive Learning Center, and former president of Mercer Delta Consulting.
Dr. Dotlich is the co-author of 12 best-selling books, including his latest, Transitions at the Top: What Organizations Must Do to Make Sure New Leaders Succeed; The Unfinished Leader: Balancing Contradictory Answers to Unsolvable Problems; Head, Heart, and Guts: How the World’s Best Companies Develop Complete Leaders; Why CEOs Fail; Action Coaching; Unnatural Leadership; Action Learning: How the World’s Top Companies Are Re-Creating Their Leaders and Themselves; Leadership Passages: The Personal and Professional Transitions That Make or Break a Leader; and Leading in Times of Crisis: How to Navigate Complexity, Diversity, and Uncertainty to Save Your Company, which has been translated into ten languages. He is the co-editor of the Pfeiffer Leadership Development Annual, a yearly compilation of the research findings and practices of the foremost thinkers and practitioners in the field of leadership development throughout the world.
A certified psychologist in career development, life planning, and numerous psychological inventories, Dr. Dotlich was a founding partner of CDR International, which was acquired by Marsh McLennan. Previously he was an executive vice president of Groupe Bull S.A., a global computer manufacturer headquartered in Paris with 45,000 employees worldwide.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Dotlich was a professor at the University of Minnesota, teaching at the business school and in the Speech Communication Department. Additionally, he was the executive director of the Michigan Business School Human Resource Partnership.
David’s interest in people development began early, with a position as a social worker in the Cincinnati inner city through an Edmund James Fellowship from the University of Illinois. He pursued this interest while working on his MA degree in race relations at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. There, he conducted survey research on racial attitudes in the African townships and began an overland tour company, driving throughout Africa between Johannesburg and London and back. He completed his MA and PhD at the University of Minnesota, where he was selected Outstanding Graduate Student of the University. He has also completed the INSEAD Executive Program.
He has served on the Board of Directors for Schmitt Industries, a public company, and the Boards of Directors for Voyageurs Outward Bound and the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis.
Michelle is currently at Time Warner as Senior Vice President, Talent Management and Corporate Human Resources. This role includes responsibility for Executive Development, Talent Management and Succession Planning and starting up a Change Management capability. Michelle joined TW in February of 2012.
Formerly, Michelle was the Global Leadership and Talent Development Officer, and Head of the Business University for the Americas at UBS. She created a full range of leadership, management, and talent development strategies and initiatives for UBS globally from 2004-2011. Offerings ranged from graduate hire programs through to senior leadership experiences and external client education. Many of these programs were recognized with external awards.
Before joining UBS, Michelle was head of Human Resources and Community Relations for Moody’s KMV. Responsibilities included building a worldwide Human Resource function and directing Moody’s Foundation in San Francisco.
Prior roles in organizations include Charles Schwab & Co., Smith Barney Shearson (which became Travelers and ultimately Citi) and JP Morgan. Michelle brings a strong background in human resource business partner consulting, employee engagement, talent management and large scale change efforts.
In 2007, Michelle was featured on the cover of the CLO MAGAZINE November Issue.
Michelle is married with 3 children and a Maltese dog. She resides in Old Greenwich, Connecticut with her husband Jon. She is an active volunteer at Greenwich schools.
Jay Boyd, CPA/ABV
Jay is the owner and president of W. Jay Boyd CPA/ABV, PC. Through this entity Jay served as a partner with Holben, Hay, Lake and Balzer, LLC one of the 25 largest CPA firms in the Denver, CO area from 2006 – 2013. Currently he is operating as a sole practitioner in the small mountain town of Buena Vista, CO.
Jay’s professional focus is serving closely held businesses from cradle to grave. He has extensive experience helping entrepreneurs start businesses, buy and sell businesses and choose the most tax efficient and organizationally effective entity types. He is proud to serve the sector that employs 70% of Americans.
Jay has been a serial volunteer since college when he volunteered in the hospital ER and with the county probation office working with youth offenders. During the 1980’s when he owned and operated a whitewater rafting business, Jay gave away hundreds of river trips to abused children, handicapped adults and other at risk groups. In the 1990’s he coached girls’ soccer and served on school collaborative decision making committees. In 2012, Jay volunteered in the after school program operated by the Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation. Currently he is working as a pseudo volunteer in the fostering of entrepreneurs entering the world of self-employment and with the local community college in developing entrepreneurial support programs.
In his capacity as the volunteer CFO for FRED Leadership, Jay feels privileged to have the opportunity to interact with and support the Freddie community.
Julie holds the role of Senior Director, Global Learning and Development at Pfizer. She and her team develop and execute Pfizer’s Learning and Development strategy globally, from the executive population through the colleague level, enterprise wide. Global L＆D supports Pfizer’s strategic imperatives and contributes to the growth and development of individuals, managers, senior leaders, teams and of the company as a whole.
Prior to joining Pfizer, Julie held executive level human resource positions at American Express, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sony, and TD Ameritrade. In these positions, she led initiatives in executive and leadership development, succession planning and talent management, corporate learning and development, talent acquisition, resource planning and organizational development. Earlier in her career, Julie was a partner with Executive Development Associates(EDA), a boutique consulting firm focusing on strategic executive development.
Julies personal mission is to build powerful development solutions that create a distinct and compelling leadership brand and a highly attractive culture. Her past experience has demonstrated that when learning and leadership development is strategic and purposeful, it is a powerful driver of business strategy execution. This is what fuels her passion to inspire learning and achievement, and to foster continuous growth for organizations, teams and individuals.
Julie has a Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Wayne University and a BA in Psychology and Sociology from South Dakota State University. She makes her home in New York City, with her husband Rick and with their grown children nearby: Sean, Sean’s wife Jenny, and Charlotte. Her favorite way of getting away from it all is by jumping from a perfectly good airplane, at her home drop zone, Skydive the Ranch.
Mark is the Principal of City Lit, Britain’s largest specialised adult education college based in Covent Garden in London. Until recently, Mark was Director of Executive Education at London Business School. Previously, Mark has been President of the New York Institute of Finance and Managing Director of DC Gardner Training. Mark has trained, facilitated and coached in London, New York, Amsterdam, Moscow, Vienna, Singapore, Melbourne, Mexico City and Beijing for clients including: Bank of England, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Merrill Lynch, ING and Pearson.
Albert M. Adams, Ed.D.
Al Adams received his B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania (1969), M.A.T from The Colorado College (1980) and Ed.D. in administration, planning and social policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (1985). He retired as Head of Lick-Wilmerding High School (LW) in San Francisco in 2011, after twenty-three years in that capacity. From 1970–1980 Al was a teacher, coach and administrator at The Colorado Springs School (CSS), when he was also a founder of the k-6 Children’s School and co-founder/head of the nationally-acclaimed CSS Middle School Model. Following his doctoral studies, Al was Head of The Cambridge School of Weston (MA) from 1983-1988, during which time he led the founding of the national Network of Progressive Educators.
In the 1990’s Al also served on the board of the national Multicultural Alliance and was a founding faculty member of the NAIS Leaders of Color Workshop. He is currently an active trustee of Aim High, a summer enrichment program that serves 1,700 low-income Bay Area (and Lake Tahoe) middle schoolers, was founder and board chair of the Oakland Academic Stars Scholarship Program, benefiting African-American high school students in the Oakland Unified School District, created the Bay Area Teachers Center, a teacher credentialing program designed for full-time working teachers, that is housed at LW, co-chaired the steering committee that created the City Fields Foundation that has brought $45 million of renovations to San Francisco play fields, ensuring greater access for girls and low-income children, and was a founding board member of the Geneva Car Barn, a neighborhood project devoted to engaging under-served young people in job training through the arts. Along with Jim Scott, President of Honolulu’s Punahou Schools, Al was the recipient of NAIS’ 2011 Diversity Leadership Award.
Al is best known throughout the independent school world for his articles, presentations and workshops on educational leadership, strategic planning, LW’s Flexible Tuition model as well as its innovative diversity/inclusion initiatives and for advancing an institutional commitment to public outreach. Under Al’s leadership Lick-Wilmerding became recognized as an independent school leader in the realms of (1) access, inclusion and student success (2) its Head, Heart, Hands educational program and (3) modeling what it is to be a private school with public purpose.
Richard O. Kimball, Ph.D.
Richard (Rocky) O. Kimball, Ph.D., has a distinguished track record working with CEOs, senior executives, and teams-at-the-top to build strategic alignment. His work is often aimed at organizational transformation through the design and delivery of customized executive development initiatives. Kimball’s work crosses all business sectors. His past clients include half of the U.S. Fortune 50–Apple, Coca-Cola, GE, Johnson and Johnson, IBM, United Technologies, Met Life, Dell, Dow Chemical, and Intel, among others.
Kimball also teaches at major universities, including the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth. He was recently appointed a GIBS Fellow at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in South Africa, where he has an abiding interest in the continued evolution of the South Africa story.
Earlier in his career, he was a faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership. During the Jack Welch era, he was a consultant and action-learning coach during GE’s Workout and the GE Change Acceleration Program.
Kimball was a major contributor to the book The Future of Executive Development, which chronicles leading edge thinking on how to use executive development to achieve competitive advantage. Currently, Kimball is the President and Co-Founder of FRED Inc., a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to elevating leadership and the field of leadership development. Sponsored by many of the world’s leading companies and universities, FRED promotes the development of leaders who can thrive in a turbulent world characterized by ambiguity and change. FRED believes that global leaders must succeed, not only in traditional business terms, but by addressing the social, educational, and environmental challenges that confront the world today.
Kimball’s lifelong passion for development and performance has extended beyond his work with executives to the fields of mental health and education. He is proud that the Santa Fe Mountain Center, which he founded over thirty years ago, is a nationally acclaimed organization, that is still making a difference in the lives of underserved youth, through anti-bullying programs and HIV education. This work has been widely recognized in such diverse media as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, People Magazine, 60 Minutes (Australia), and the Today Show. The International Association for Experiential Education recognized him with its highest honor, the Kurt Hahn Award, for his lifelong contributions to the practice and theory of action-learning.
A recognized human resources thought leader, David brings significant experience in proactively assessing trends and best practices in the areas of leadership development, talent management and HR strategy. As Vice President, Global Talent Management & Jim Skinner Institute of Leadership at McDonald’s, he is credited with successfully developing and delivering best-in-class high potential accelerated leadership development programs for directors and officers. David has conceptualized and deployed highly innovative talent management initiatives that have been rolled out globally, dramatically increasing employee engagement, improving succession planning, and bolstering financial results.
Known as a connector who fosters strong relationships across organizational, geographic, internal and external boundaries, David identifies creative approaches to leverage talent across those boundaries to solve complex business issues. One of his most significant achievements was architecting and implementing the groundbreaking McDonald’s Leadership Institute, which transformed the company’s brand and reputation as an employer of choice both internally and externally.
David created the Leadership at McDonald’s Program (LAMP), significantly accelerating the development of over 400 global high potential directors identified as candidates for key leadership positions. Over 65% of McDonald’s top 220 officers are graduates of McDonald’s accelerated development programs.
As a talent management visionary, David combined systems, research and strategy to drive actionable insights and transformational initiatives. One of his flagship programs involved the development of the McDonald’s State of Talent report, which was designed to provide annual analysis and commentary on key talent data, trends and metrics. This report informs key global leaders of progress against global talent metrics, creating greater transparency, accountability, and a call to action and contributes to driving a talent mindset across the enterprise. The program has been recognized externally as a best practice in talent management.
David’s many contributions around talent optimization have collectively helped to separate McDonald’s from others in the restaurant and retail industry. David is recognized both within and outside of McDonald’s as a consigliere and leadership coach to many senior executives and their teams. Under David’s leadership of the talent management and leadership development function, McDonald’s was consistently recognized over the past eight years as one of the Top Companies for Leaders by Fortune Magazine and AON/Hewitt.
David’s career includes HR leadership roles at both SBC/Ameritech and Qwest/US West, where he successfully managed continuity and succession planning processes for the top 200 senior-level executives. In addition, he ran and optimized the infrastructure for hiring and performance management.
David earned his BS Psychology degree from Colorado State University and attained his Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Colorado. Recently, he has had chapters published in key industry books. Currently, David is a Board member of Future of Executive Development (Fred Forum) and a Member of the Human Resources Planning Society (HRPS).