Clients often seek out George for his expertise on critical projects. His intuition, adaptability and warmth are the reasons they return.
As a practice director on McKinley’s Organizational Excellence team in the Chicago office, George plays an essential role in leading clients to realistic, yet transformative solutions. George joined the firm after 20 years working in the association and higher education fields including leadership positions with the Institute of Food Technologists and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
During that time, he focused on continuing education product portfolios and technical training—all while developing a passion for helping others grow and succeed through transformational leadership development experiences. Today, George applies his collective experiences and passions to partner with clients on strategy development, governance, research, membership, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) projects.
George has a master’s degree in higher education from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Evansville. In 2014, he committed to a career in association management by earning the Certified Association Executive credential. George is an active volunteer with Association Forum, facilitating implicit bias training and serving on multiple committees including his current role as Chair of the Content Working Group.
George is an avid open water swimmer, competing in several swims both at home and abroad—from a marathon swim in Barbados to several local 5Ks on Lake Michigan and beyond!
Read George's latest posts on the McKinley Insights BlogNext Level Governance™: Prioritizing Insights to Drive Change
Increasing Speaker Diversity of a Conference
The 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge
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