Wally Graham is a recognized leader in organization development with over 30 years’ experience as an operations manager and organization design consultant. His practical, hands-on experience with organization change in existing operations and start-ups was developed during his years in management at Fortune 500 companies including McCormick & Company, Miller Brewing Company and Frito-Lay, Inc. His most recent corporate position was Director of Talent Development with DMB Associates Inc., a billion dollar Scottsdale land development company.
Wally’s portfolio of experiences includes significant achievements. His innovative work as plant manager of the Frito-Lay Casa Grande, AZ startup facility resulted in that facility that was named “US Food Plant of the Year” 1985 by Food Engineering Magazine. Wally’s consulting practice has involved building high performance teams, organization change, strategic planning, operational assessment, leadership coaching, management workshops, and facilitating client meetings. Wally led significant consulting projects for organizations such as Compaq Computer’s Worldwide Data Management Group; a re-design team at Freeport McMoRan’s Morenci Copper Mine; and trained an internal Organization Development team at Los Alamos National Labs. He also developed a strategic planning process for a large Nigerian electric construction company; coached senior managers at Del Webb Corporation; and worked with many other projects that have led to bottom line contributions for his clients.
The following are some of his specialties:
• Facilitating and teaching client’s use of strategic tools, processes, and skills
• Development of strategic plans and goals that make a transformational difference
• How to effectively lead diverse organizations
• Managing and leading change- workshops and seminars
• Leadership theory and practical skills
• Styles assessments- used to assist clients to develop their goals and the coaching plan
• Follow-up with clients to reinforce, and coach changes they want to make
• On site observation and real time coaching at the client’s site
• Providing feedback, and collecting feedback through 360 assessments
He has worked with such diverse organizations as ALCOA, Nestle Food Company, Camelot Homes, Motorola, DMB Associates Inc., Quaker Oats Company, McDonald's Corporation, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, Pulte Homes, Chicanos Por La Causa, Phoenix Union High School District, Scottsdale Unified School District, Sun Microsystems, Husky Oil Canada, Warner Lambert Inc., Native American Connections, Phoenix Newspapers Inc., Gilbane, Kitchell, Arizona Education Association, Quiksilver, The City of Scottsdale Facilities Management, and many others.
Master communicator Jeanine L'Ecuyer is a sought-after writer, coach, strategist and media relations expert with a gift for insight. She is constantly tuned-in as she works with organizations, individuals and audiences, listening for clues to their deepest, most authentic stories. Once she captures that insight, she works with you to shape it into effective communication and public relations strategies that win you new fans, new donors or new business.
One of her high-level specialties is crisis communication, but not the typical ‘clean up the mess after the fact’ approach. L’Ecuyer leads her clients to reproducible, sustainable systems and processes that prevent the crisis before it ever happens.
L’Ecuyer has been a top-level leader in for-profit, nonprofit and government organizations. She was a deputy chief of staff to then-Governor Janet Napolitano, after spending more than 20 years in the business of television news. L’Ecuyer has been honored with eight regional Emmy Awards, as well as dozens of other honors for her work as a producer, reporter, businesswoman and communicator. Although she was infected with the entrepreneurial bug a long time ago, she acted on it in 2011, leveraging her accumulated experience to serve for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
Born in Kansas, L’Ecuyer has lived in Arizona off-and-on since 1960. She acquired a love of ice hockey at an early age from her East Coast/Canadian dad, and played the game as an adult (until good medical advice suggested it was no longer a prudent activity). She rescues cats and as a result has far too many (more than two but less than 95). L’Ecuyer and her husband Mike Set share a home in north Phoenix.