Drumm McNaughton, PhD


Dr. Drumm McNaughton is a renowned leader and pioneer in strategic management systems and leadership, and one of a select group with executive leadership experience in academe, nonprofits, government, and business.  Over the course of his career, Dr. McNaughton’s change initiatives and counsel has resulted in over $500 million in revenues for organizations.

Dr. McNaughton approaches institutional change holistically and his knowledge and innovations in strategic management; organizational design, development, and change; and leadership include a blend of vision and practicality necessary to establish essential cross-functional partnerships, teambuilding, and cohesion that lead to 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; COO of two high tech startups; Chair & CEO of the US standards body for management consultants; and Mission and Aircraft Commander for Navy reconnaissance aircraft. He is a facilitator for The Leadership Challenge® and certified LPI®coach, and is a Certified Management Consultant® by the Institute of Management Consultants USA.

He has a reputation for excellence and high performance, and has been named Chair Emeritus and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants USA (FIMC), and 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.