Drumm McNaughton, PhD


Dr. Drumm McNaughton is a renowned leader and pioneer in strategic management systems (strategy, operations, and change), governance, and leadership.  One of a select group with executive leadership experience in academe, nonprofits, government, and business, over the course of his career, his change initiatives and counsel have resulted in over $500 million in revenues for organizations.

Dr. McNaughton approaches institutional change holistically.  His knowledge and innovative approaches to strategic management, organizations, leadership and institutional governance enable him to blend institutions’ future vision with the practicality necessary to create a culture of excellence and results.

Dr. McNaughton has worked with an impressive roster of organizations that include King Saud, Chapman, Central Michigan, EC-Council, Capella, and Trident University; Los Angeles Unified School District; American Board of Orthodontics and Tennessee Dental Association; US Air Force Reserve and US Navy; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Fortune 500 companies including Dell Computer and DuPont.  He served as CEO & CAO for EC-Council University; Chair & CEO of the Institute of Management Consultants USA, the US standards body for management consultants; and COO of two high tech startups, and Mission and Aircraft Commander for Navy reconnaissance aircraft and an instructor pilot.

He has a reputation for excellence and high performance. In addition to being a facilitator for The Leadership Challenge® and certified LPI® coach, he has earned the Certified Management Consultant® certification from the Institute of Management Consultants USA, and been named Chair Emeritus and Fellow.  He is also a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Dr. McNaughton holds a PhD and an MA in Human & Organizational Systems from the Fielding Graduate Institute, and a BS in Physics from the US Naval Academy.