Lee J. Colan, Ph.D
Colan is President of The L Group, Inc., a Dallas, Texas-based consulting firm. He is a high-energy executive advisor, author and leadership expert.
He has built a track record of successfully managing the challenges of rapid organizational change. Lee possesses an in-depth understanding of business, people and organizations. He blends this understanding with his corporate management experience to help leaders and companies grow.
From emerging companies to the Fortune 500, many organizations have experienced the positive impact of Lee’s practical approach, including:
Amedisys • American Heart Association – National Center • AmeriSource Bergen Specialty Group • AT&T Wireless Services • Crosstex Energy Services • CVS/Pharmacy • Fossil • Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Co. • International Paper • Jiffy Lube Association of Franchisees • Jo-Ann Stores • Johnson Controls • KPMG • Pegasus Solutions • Pier 1 Imports • Safety-Kleen • Senior Living Properties • Texas Instruments • TRANE • The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino • Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA) • Yum! Brands
Prior to starting The L Group in 1999, Lee worked in various leadership roles with American Airlines, Sandoz (Novartis) and FoxMeyer (McKesson). He also held consulting positions with two premier firms: Booz, Allen & Hamilton and William Mercer. His last corporate post was as Vice President for Physician Reliance Network, one of the fastest growing NASDAQ companies at the time.
In addition to 22 years of hands-on industry and consulting experience, Lee earned Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Washington University after graduating from Florida State University.
Don Brush, Ph.D
Prior to founding The Renova Corporation, Don Brush, Ph.D., served on the faculties of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the graduate faculty at The University of Texas at Dallas, where he directed the Executive Development Program.
His research in identifying and developing management talent in scientists and engineers, sponsored by General Electric, IBM and Pfizer, has been acclaimed in the Wall Street Journal and Business Week Magazine.
A sought-after consultant in Strategic Vision Planning, Change Management, Culture Change & Integration, Teamwork & Empowerment and Meeting Design and Facilitation, Don has worked with such companies as Volvo, International Paper, Universal Studios, Ericsson, Mary Kay, Ensearch Exploration, Halliburton, Pier 1 Imports, Lucent Technologies, and Baylor Health Care Systems.
He consults extensively in the U.S. and on international projects in Canada and Europe and is the recipient of the prestigious First Award in Quality Achievement in Brussels for the Total Quality Management work he did in Europe.
Don’s resume’ includes leading the integration of the Elizabeth Arden and Mario Tricoci Salons merger; the reorganization of Commercial Property and Casualty at the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies; facilitating a major culture change at Sabre (Global Infrastructure); and leading the Joint Strike Fighter F-35 organizational effectiveness team for the Department of Defense.
He has held past positions on the Board of Directors of Aperian (NASDAQ APRN), the Hogan Center for Performance Excellence, the Texas Quality Consortium and the Editorial Board of the Journal for Corporate Education.
Bill Bancroft looks to build companies and organizations and delights in pulling teams together to solve complex issues. In the process, he’s always on the lookout for ways that make a real difference in the lives of the people he works with. He is the founder and Principal of Conbrio. He has 18 years experience in leading strategy development and facilitating problem-solving projects with diverse groups of people across professional lines.
Bill is a long-time Dallas resident, married, with two grown children. Perhaps his most important away-from-work activity is working with the people in Santa Cruz Arriba outside the capital city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Karl Graf is Founder and CEO of TrustPoint Select. Karl is an authentic, enthusiastic speaker who can inform as well as entertain and motivate Presidents, CEO’s, Senior Managers and Professionals. He helps industry leaders formulate successful management strategies daily. Top executives from DirecTV, Sprint, and Aquila have benefited from Karl’s expertise and experience, especially in the areas of leadership development, recruiting and people analtyics.
The management and senior consultants at TrustPoint Select bring years of both domestic and international experience to clients. Karl and his team strive to provide unprecedented services to all size businesses from small entrepreneurial companies to Fortune 500 corporations.