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John W. Humphrey
John W. Humphrey
Chairman and Principal, Humphrey Enterprises, LLC

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John W. Humphrey
Chairman and Principal, Humphrey Enterprises, LLC

Prior to forming Humphrey Enterprises, LLC in 2002, he was Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Forum Corporation, which helped clients develop learning strategies and solutions and deploy their brands. Forum pioneered the concept of outsourcing training organizations and managed the training organizations for several companies including DuPont, Vanguard, Mellon, and KPMG Canada. Over a 29 year period, Forum achieved compound annual growth in revenue and shareholder value of 23 % and 36 % respectively.

John Humphrey served as the first Chair of the Board of Governors of the American Society of Training and Development and was the 1998 Chair of ASTD's Board of Directors. In 1992, he received the Society's highest award, the Gordon M. Bliss Award. John also served as founding President of the Instructional Systems Association, a trade association of firms providing instructional systems.

In 1984, John and his brother, Jim Humphrey, acquired Nelson Metal Products, an automotive supplier of aluminum die castings. Over a 15 year period, Nelson achieved compound annual growth in revenue and shareholder value of 17 % and 41 % respectively, becoming a three-time General Motors Supplier of the Year.

John serves on the Board of several portfolio companies. He also serves on the board of several not-for-profit organizations including serving as the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Arts in Education Program of Harvard Graduate School of Education and as Chairman Emeritus of the Boston Ballet.

John graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and received his MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

 
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