Ph.D., Human & Organization Systems - Fielding Graduate University M.A., Human & Organization Systems - Fielding Graduate University B.S. Physics - US Naval Academy
Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors Life Member, IMC USA
Dr. Drumm McNaughton is an international strategic management pioneer, change management innovator, and governance expert. With P&L experience in multiple industries, he has stimulated transformation and propelled double-digit growth from startups to Fortune 500 through innovative approaches to strategy planning / implementation, succession planning/talent management and culture change. He has extensive international experience, having lived overseas 19 years and worked / travelled in 50+ countries. His change initiatives and counsel have resulted in over $500 million to organizations’ bottom line.
Dr. McNaughton currently serves as Chair & CEO of The Change Leader, a management consultancy that improves higher education and nonprofit institutions, and government organizations. They specialize in strategic management (planning, positioning, org redesign, and implementation), change management, academic / business operations, accreditation, leadership capacity building, culture change, and governance (board and faculty).
His sample engagement roster includes Fortune 500 companies such as Dell Computer and DuPont; King Saud, Chapman, Central Michigan, EC-Council, Capella, and Trident University; Los Angeles Unified School District; COO of two high tech startups; CEO of the US standards body for management consultants; American Board of Orthodontics and Tennessee Dental Association; US Air Force Reserve and US Navy; and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He also served in the U.S. Navy as a Mission and Aircraft Commander for Navy reconnaissance aircraft.
Dr. McNaughton is an active board member; his board service includes LIGS University (Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee), International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (Board Secretary and Lead Director), Institute of Management Consultants USA (multiple positions including Chair and CEO, Vice Chair, Chair of Nominations Committee, and Chair of the Executive / Operations Committee), Smarter Planet Enterprises Corp., and Guild.
He has been recognized for excellence throughout his career, including been named Chair Emeritus, Fellow, and Life Member of the Institute of Management Consultants USA, and a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
He earned his PhD and MA in Human & Organizational Systems from the Fielding Graduate Institute, and a BS in Physics from the U.S. Naval Academy.
He and his wife live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and he enjoys golf, traveling (especially to Hawaii), reading, and working out.