George has led the transformation of learning and leadership development in leading corporations for more than 25 years, including Leadership Development Director at Massachusetts Mutual and Chief Learning Officer roles at NCR, McAfee, and Intel. With deep expertise in enterprise wide learning system design, leadership and top-talent development, he has consistently improved leadership capability and learning effectiveness with demonstrated business impact.
At Massachusetts Mutual, George created and implemented a top-down leadership and talent development effort with direct impact on employee engagement and bench strength. At NCR, George led the integration of 40+ learning teams into a single, global organization, with improved business alignment, a new global LMS, direct ROI impact, and award-winning NCR University. At McAfee, George built a new global learning and development organization from the ground up, helping rejuvenate a 25-year old business, accelerate product innovation and grow revenue leading to acquisition by Intel. In each of these roles, George personally led the design and implementation of comprehensive leadership and talent development strategies.
George’s management focus is on building teams and growing capability through shared purpose and hands-on talent development. He is always working to be better nurturing the skills and passions of team members and leaders through listening and coaching.
Growing up in Texas, George had an inherent passion for learning and creativity. Academic work in political science, literature, music, and social/organizational psychology helped nurture a focus on innovation, recognizing opportunities, and leading change. Significant leadership roles provided breadth of practical management experience: Captain in the US Air Force; Executive Director of a community mental health center; and owner/manager of a high-end HiFi business.
George holds a PhD in Organizational Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, MA in Social Psychology from the University of Nebraska, and BA in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He has published textbook chapters on Organization Development and Instructional Design; served as president of the Massachusetts Association of Community Mental Health Centers; and provided testimony on mental health issues and legislation before the House Ways and Means Committee of the US Congress.
He lives with his family in Dallas, Texas, and enjoys photography, music, and communing with nature.