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Donald P. Addison II

  • Lecturer, Institute for Leadership Advancement


A practitioner-scholar with experience providing both applied and research-focused organizational development & change management services ranging from qualitative and/or quantitative studies to onsite organizational interventions. Consulting expertise has been shared across a variety of clients ranging from middle market service providers to global manufacturers. Original research has been recognized by a variety of organizations from the Academy of Management to Treasury Management International. 25 plus years applied experience in the business realm at the small, mid-market and large corporate (domestic and international) levels w/a focus on mergers and acquisition (planning and driving social-side integration); change management; strategic planning and organization design and development. Over the course of 15 years planned and managed multiple large-scale projects with an emphasis on leading large populations through significant change. Projects/Change events have included: acquisition integration, shifts in business and organizational models and enterprise-wide technological deployments.


  • PhD, Management, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
  • MS, Management with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, College of Business University of South Florida
  • BS, Business Administration, Columbia Union College

Research Interests

  • Leading change
  • Organization design and development
  • Culture recreation, crafting mission
  • Vision and strategy
  • Negotiating agreement and resolving conflict

Awards, Honors, and Recognition

  • Outstanding Faculty Member 2010-2011 Hayworth College, Queens University of Charlotte
  • Bank of America Gold Award
  • Bank of America Spirit Medallion Winner
  • Bank of America Award of Excellence (nominee)
  • Kforce Certificate of Excellence
  • Kforce Chairman's Award

Prior Professional Positions

  • Managing Director, SC&E Partners
  • Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 2005-2018
  • Adjunct Professor, University of South Florida, 2016-2018
  • Adjunct Professor, Queens University of Charlotte, 2008-2018
  • Director, Kforce, 1994-2005
  • Vice President/Incorporator, Deskmate, Inc, 1992-1994
  • Director of Computer Services, JHM Research & Development, 1991-1992
  • Account Executive, Sears Business Systems Center, 1985-1991