Donald Addison
Institute for Leadership Advancement


A114C Moore-Rooker Hall
610 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA, 30602
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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. 


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

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)


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

Areas of Expertise

leading change, organization design and development, culture recreation, crafting mission, vision and strategy, negotiating agreement and resolving conflict