The Board of Directors of the Institute of Management Consultants USA is the governing body of the Institute. Officers and Operating Committee members are selected by an annual vote of the Institute membership. The Nominating Committee is charged with creating a slate of Officers members each year, and welcomes input from the membership. A Governing Committee oversees adherence to bylaws and evaluates performance of the Board and Executive Staff.
The current Directors and Officers are listed below.
2020 - 2021 Directors and Officers
Juan A. Negroni CMC®
Term Expiring 2021
- Goal: Grow membership, add value.
- Joined late 90s - Past Chapter President - National Board, 2014 - National Chair, 2018.
- Former human resources executive for domestic and international companies.
- Founded The Tally Consultancy LLC firm in1996.
- As a consultant, bi-lingual facilitator/speaker and writer he has helped clients with sales up to 15 billion dollars to reconnect with its workforce before,
during and after labor strife.
- Developed and facilitated business programs worldwide for The Conference Board.
- Weston, CT Board of Education 11 years, six as chair.
- Enhanced relationships among board, administrators, faculty and parents.
- Town’s Board of Ethics - Tutored underserved children through various foundations.
National Speakers Association:
- Professional Member - Past Chapter President - 20-year member (9/19).
- Panelist on a work forum a past US senator & presidential candidate chaired.
- Traveled to 50 countries & 46 states.
- Writes monthly column/Hearst’s Connecticut newspapers.
- Authored five children’s books - Wrote wine column.
- Panelist on CBS’s Public Eye business intuition telecast.
- Cuban born.
- St. Francis College BBA - NYU, Graduate Studies, Communication
- Married, Spouse, Educator, Ph.D.
Term Expiring 2021
Shathi Govender is a business partner who offers a wide range of management services designed to provide long term growth and increase shareholder value. With 30 years of global experience in leadership and consulting roles in various industries; including Publishing and Media, Mining, Oil, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Security and Risk Management, Retail, Transport and Logistics.
My expertise includes strategic planning, budgeting, cash-flow projection, process re-engineering, accounting, and managing by objectives. I support management teams to become more effective leaders, by providing targeted solutions to suit your mission and business goals. I am committed to creating value for organizations, by understanding your needs and through the application of knowledge and techniques to improve performance.
I have owned businesses and understand how to grow teams, provide customer service, optimize operations, and manage cash flows, social presence, reputation and brand. I am a committed and trustworthy professional who has a track record of success built on strong business partnership.
My role with IMC USA will be to recommend and grow the membership base of the Institution internationally by promoting the values of the IMC USA. As a board member, I will endorse the codes of the IMC USA and ensure that the organization is adhering to all the bylaws and meeting all codes of good corporate governance.
Don Matheson CMC®
Immediate Past Chair
Term Expiring 2021
Don Matheson CMC® is CEO for NorthStar Management and has provided consulting services to management for over 20 years. NorthStar was originally formed to provide consulting services to companies involved in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy turnarounds. However, it quickly grew into a powerful resource for any small to mid-sized company looking to improve its operational performance. Don helps CEOs and other C level executives improve their company’s financial performance and strengthen their balance sheets while optimizing the utilization of existing resources.
Don has served as Chair & CEO of IMC USA since May of 2015. His national service began when he joined the IMC National Board as a Director and as Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee in 2011. The IMC membership elected Don to the additional duty of Treasurer in 2012 where he served until May of 2015. He has served IMC in multiple roles including President of the Carolinas Chapter for four years and as its Certification Chair from 2009 until May of 2015. Don was elected Chair of the IMC USA Foundation in 2012 and served in that role until 2015. He is the recipient of the IMC USA 2013 Achievement Award for his financial expertise, strong leadership and ongoing commitment.
Don has extensive Board experience having served on numerous boards including the Georgia Manufacturers Association where he served as Board Member, Treasurer, Vice-Chair and Chair-elect. He served six years on the Board of Directors for the Georgia State Chamber of Commerce before moving to North Carolina. In addition to serving on the Middle Georgia United Way Board, he was Founding Chair of the Heart of Georgia United Way. Don serves on various Business & Economic Advisory Boards at the state & national level.
Secretary & Executive Director of IMC USA
Gregory Brooks is President at AMC Source, and Executive Director of IMC USA. His primary role is to provide senior level collaboration with leaders to advance the association’s mission, vision and goals. With more than 35 years experience, Greg has a proven track record of working with volunteer leaders to develop sustainable membership value, relevancy, stability and growth. He has helped many state, regional, national, and international trade associations, professional societies and non-profit and organizations improve their infrastructures and processes through leadership collaboration, strategy, support and full-service management.
Education includes International Honor Society - Phi Theta Kappa, National Honor Society – Lambda Pi Eta, Florida Atlantic University President’s and Dean’s List, Communications and Marketing. Greg is an active member and volunteer leader of the American Society of Association Executives, Florida Society of Association Executives and the AMC Institute. Greg gives back to the community through his leadership and volunteer roles at many organizations, especially where children are concerned.
Adam P. Cherrill
Term Expiring 2022
Adam is the president of
Cherrill Consulting Group (CCG). CCG
systems thinking, processes, and tools
solve our clients’ toughest business
strategy, capture, and execution challenges.
Adam’s leadership spans 22+ years
U.S. aerospace & defense industry’s
cycle of strategy/business/
technology development, capture/proposal/pipeline management, and project/program/portfolio execution, both domestically and internationally.
Adam holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on system dynamics and feedback control, as
well as an MBA in
management, all awarded by the
of Arizona. In addition, Adam has earned executive certificates in Technology, Operations & Value-Chain Management and
& Leadership, respectively, from the
MIT Sloan School of Management
Adam is a certified Portfolio Management Professional (PFMP), the apex credential offered by the Project Management Institute
(PMI). He currently serves on
Minnesota’s Board of Directors as
the Director of Finance.
Dawn S. Cone, PH.D
Term Expiring 2023
Dr. Dawn Cone is Founder/CEO of DSC Consulting Solutions, LLC. As a Management Consultant and Executive Coach, she brings 25 years of experience specializing in individual, team, and organizational effectiveness. Dawn’s clients have spanned across several industries including government, healthcare, education, finance, retail, non-profit, utilities, and professional services. Her focus is on achieving visible and sustainable results that align with organizational goals.
Dawn draws from her background in human behavior, leadership development, training, and research – combining strategy and innovation for maximum impact and value. Her areas of expertise include organization culture change, executive development, collaborative leadership, individual, team, and organizational assessment, interpersonal & team effectiveness, employee engagement, leveraging diversity, and bringing organizational vision to life.
As a trusted advisor, Dawn supports goal achievement and sustained positive change by helping clients tackle the roadblocks that stall progress and building in strategies to reinforce desired outcomes. She is intentional about building relationships based on trust, collaboration and mutual accountability. Her approach involves formal assessment to clarify strengths and challenges, along with focused feedback aimed at translating insight into action.
As a seasoned speaker, trainer and facilitator, Dawn has delivered numerous presentations to a variety of audiences across the country. She has also presented her research on Perceptions of Cultural Groups at Work at both national and international professional conferences.
Dawn is a licensed psychologist and earned her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego, California. Upon completion of her degrees, she received her program’s Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy award and the RHR International Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. She is certified in The Hogan Development Suite and Korn Ferry Leadership Architect and has served as Adjunct Professor teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition to being a member of IMC USA and the Society of Consulting Psychology, she also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Entrepreneurs Association, as a Consultant Board Member of Temeku Life Center, and serves alongside her husband as founder of The Power Company Kids Club – a nonprofit serving children in the Detroit, Michigan area for the past 27 years.
Since joining IMC USA, Dawn has been a Michigan-based at-large member (most recently joining the So. Cal chapter). Dawn’s goals in joining in the Board of Directors are to actively promote:
- Diverse membership growth (specialty area/practice, demographics, etc.) - expanding the member base to be more inclusive
- Enhancing the new member experience – providing opportunities for meaningful connection (particularly for at-large members), enhancing access to available resources
- Balancing tradition & innovation – evaluating and keeping the traditions that make IMC USA unique and meaningful, while introducing important changes that keep it viable and growing
- Increasing communication and transparency with current members to increase buy-in and engagement of programs and initiatives
Julia S. Demkowski, MBA,CMC®
Term Expiring 2022
Julia Demkowski has been the sole owner of Stanford, LLC, doing business as Stanford Management Consulting, since 2008 and headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Stanford Management Consulting works with business owners and executives focusing on the business side of business.
Julia is a leading business expert and founder of the Boot Camp Series – Fitness for Your Business. She teaches business owners and executives how to develop and implement strategies for improved performance, growth, and profitability.
She is a trusted advisor to companies seeking effective strategies to streamline and reengineer business operations, control cost, eliminate waste, and successfully manage by objectives. For over 30 years she has guided companies with strategic planning, financial and business analysis, organizational policy and procedure development, and executive coaching.
Using insightful techniques and solid business analysis, she quickly identifies opportunities for change and improvement to help business owners and executives make sound decisions that lead to business Productivity, Efficiency, and Profitability.
She holds an MBA/Project Management degree from the Keller Graduate School of Management and a BS in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration from the University of South Carolina.
Since joining IMC in 2015, she has served as Program Chair in 2016 and as Treasurer since 2017 for the NCR Chapter.
Michael E. Egan, Ph.D. CMC®
Term Expiring 2021
Michael E. Egan CMC is Senior Vice President with The Dallas Marketing Group, an award winning marketing consultancy. He has more than 30 years’ experience launching and establishing new markets for products and businesses. He has helped companies in a broad range of categories capture new markets and introduce new services or products. He has broad experience in consulting, marketing, market research, strategic planning, sales, operations and product development, particularly in technology, medical devices and health care.
Michael is a CMC® and has been an active member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter for 20 years. He has served in numerous leadership positions in the DFW Chapter including Treasurer, Chapter Chair, Marketing, Programs, Monthly Workshops & an annual “QuickStart” program that provides an overview of the profession to the local business community. He has also been active in IMC-USA, serving on an ethics committee, attending and presenting programs at annual meetings. In 2017 IMC awarded his service with a Distinguished Service Award.
Prior to launching his business career, Dr. Egan spent over a decade in the academic community serving on the faculties of Princeton University, the University of Texas at Austin and Lawrence University. He has published two textbooks and several peer reviewed scientific articles. For more, please visit
Michael’s interest in joining the national board is to help implement the objectives of the Reason for Being Initiative and ensure that the ethical foundation and the collaborative nature of the organization will provide a substantial benefit to the consulting profession in the years ahead.
Oliver A. Matar CMC®
Term Expiring 2023
Oliver Matar CMC® Is an International Speaker, Global Management Consultant and Multiple Books Author specialized in sustainable success. His experience include successful execution of more than 100 Large International Consulting Projects in the Public and Private Sectors (in the Police, Judicial, Tourism, Municipal, Roads and Transport, Civil Aviation, Culture, Humanitarian, Media Free Zones, Foreign Trade, Rehabilitation, Banking, Insurance, Manufacturing, Services, Retail & Trading Sectors) in 12 North American, European, African and Asian Countries. (To view Oliver’s audio visual profile, follow this link https://youtu.be/Qw8sCvRbZtw.)
Oliver has developed a worldwide pioneering groundbreaking solution for sustainable success that rests on/integrates Value Creation/Innovation and Occupational Happiness.
Oliver is a frequent speaker in international forums in the USA, Russia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, South Korea, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
He is the author of “How to Achieve Sustainable Success?”, a book that contains his worldwide pioneering copyrighted methodology about how to achieve happy and durable success.
He is the author of the aubible.com bestselling book “Counselors Beyond Knowledge“, a book that contains millions of US dollars in career value for those who choose to adopt its unique career positioning strategy.
He is the author of “Eudemonia Redemption”, a novel that reshapes humans’ approach towards their eternal quest for happiness.
He is the author of “Fuel of Life”, a novel that contains “DAARR”, a unique yet simple model (developed by Oliver) that helps people improve their personal happiness.
Oliver’s books received in excess of 90% satisfaction rating by surveys run by google.
Oliver served as an International Business Fellow of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, UK where he also supervise since the year 2011 the final MBA thesis and teaches the flagship MBA course Strategic Consulting in Practice.
From 2013 to 2015, Oliver represented the Institute of Management Consulting USA (IMCUSA) in the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes(ICMCI.) He was a Member of IMC USA Board of Directors. He is a Certified Management Consultant.
From 2015 to 2017 Oliver served as Vice Chair of the “International Council of Management Consulting Institute” representing the USA.
James H. Park
Term Expiring 2021
Jim Park attended the University of Michigan and San Jose State College, receiving a B.A. in Broadcast Communication. After graduation he began working
for non-profit service agenciesand became the Executive Director of an agency providing services to Senior citizens in Sonoma County, California. He later went on to be the Director of the Sonoma County Commission on
While in this position, he received a call from Intel Corporation and relocated with Intel to Portland, Oregon to accept a position in manufacturing.In 1985 Jim left Intel and went to work for a consulting firm
who specialized on providing training and consulting products to the utility industry.
After 18 years of managing and leading in non-profits, private industry, utilities and government, Jim established his consulting practice in 1988. Relying on his intimate knowledge
of industry practices and continuous improvement methodologies, Jim has worked with clients around the country to increase performance, maximize leadership effectiveness and improve employee job satisfaction through his 3 “E” Performance Model. Jim
is a Master Trainer, Certified Coach and expert facilitator.
He has authored more than 30 custom training programs covering topics including, project management, process improvement, systematic problem solving and leadership effectiveness. In
his training programs, Jim relies heavily on experiential methods to create a learning environment for his participants so that they can apply what they learn upon returning to work.
As a coach Jim works with Executives and Managers to increase their ability to lead and influence their employees to increased levels of performance. He uses a variety of assessment
methods to give his clients a thorough understanding of their skills, strengths and development opportunities. In partnership with his clients he creates development plans that result in improved leadership effectiveness.
Jim helps clients change the culture of their organization and helps them meet the challenges that arise as a result of mergers, acquisitions, process improvement initiatives and changing leadership paradigms. He
designs and facilitates processes to facilitate change, measure progress and provides feedback that affects the success of change initiatives.
Constantinos Stavropoulos CMC®
Director & Lead Delegate
Term Expiring 2021
Serving the Institute of Management Consultants USA as appointed Lead Delegate and Board Member since 2015 (recipient of 2017 Distinguished Service Award). Also serves the Recognition & Awards Committee in an ex-officio advisory capacity.
Has served the Southern California Chapter as Membership Chair and Board Member (2014-2016), and the National Membership Committee (2014-2018). Has run IMC USA’s “Let’s GloCal” worldwide initiative (2016-2018). Has contributed to ICMCI (2014-2016), as Board Member of CMC Global Institute and as Member of Marketing and Professional Standards committees. Has also promoted the CMC mark globally through various speeches, such as “Leveraging your CMC Milestones”.
Founder & CEO of InnoValue with a 30-year diverse business path (300 clients / 21 sectors / 600 projects), helping enterprises become strategic innovators. A Certified Management Consultant (since 2011) and a Certified Interim CEO (since 2019). Specializing in building strategic foresight capabilities, blending strategy with execution, and interim executive management services. Also, a global conference speaker and facilitator, customizing strategic workshops/retreats.
Holds with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma, President's Honor Roll, and Dean's List), an M.B.A degree (Management) from Washington State University (1992) and a BS degree (Business Administration) from the American College of Greece (1985).
Envisages IMC USA “Advancing Excellence in America”, by becoming a fully-fledged agent (raising the excellence bar through coalitions/alliances with other prominent organizations).