Edward E. Gordon
Edward E. Gordon is a leader with vision. As President of Imperial Consulting Corporation in Chicago and Palm Desert, California, he is a human capital management expert who applies a multidisciplinary approach to today's complex workforce and economic development issues.
Gordon is a recognized international expert on talent, training, careers, and education related to business and economic development. During his over 40 years of consulting, Ed has assisted many varied clients including: Microsoft, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the Federal Reserve, Sonnenschein, Nath, and Rosenthal, Motorola, Metra Rail, the Jacksonville Community Council, the American Institute for Research, the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, state agencies of California, Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, as well as universities, school systems, non-profit organizations, and trade or professional associations.
Ed Gordon is the author or co-author of 17 books including Winning the Global Talent Showdown, The 2010 Meltdown, Skill Wars, FutureWork, Closing the Literacy Gap in American Business, Opportunities in Training and Development Careers, Literacy in America, The Tutoring Revolution, Peer Tutoring: A Teacher's Resource Guide and Tutor Quest. He has been quoted in or written over 300 articles in major newspapers, popular magazines, business publications, and education journals. His media experience includes the CBS Network's, "The Early Show," PBS, CNN, NBC, Bloomberg TV, WGN, NPR, Time-Warner Cable, USA Radio, and Yahoo. As a professional speaker, he has been heard by over 350,000 people and millions on television and radio.
Gordon has taught courses in business, psychology, and history for 20 years at three Chicago-area universities: DePaul, Loyola, and Northwestern. He currently is a member of the Quality Workforce Committee of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the Youth Policy Committee of the Chicago Workforce Board, the Executive Board of the Chicago Renaissance Manufacturing Council, and is on the Advisory Board of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (Palm Springs, CA area). Gordon previously served on the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Moraine Valley Community College and the Board of Directors of the Illinois Literacy Resource Development Center.
Areas of Expertise:
Talent Managment, Labor/Economic Development, Workforce Development, Human Resource Development, Training ROI, Human Capital, Career-Technical Education, Literacy.
Ph.D. History/Psychology, Magna cum Laude, Loyola University, Chicago
M.A. History, Magna cum Laude, DePaul University, Chicago.
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