Dr. Donald E. Chick is the President and Chief Executive Officer of New Synergist Consulting (NSC). NSC provides Strategy Analysis, Change Management Planning and Support, Individual and Team Coaching, and a variety of leadership and management workshops. Dr. Chick is also an Assistant Professor of Business in the Doctor of Management Program at Colorado Technical University. He leads Doctoral students and designs classes in Business Strategy, Leadership, Innovation, and Action Research.
Dr. Chick has a wide variety of experience in engineering and management including; Business Director and Senior Civilian of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest. NAVFAC Southwest provided facilities engineering support at Navy, Marine Corp, and Air Force bases in three states, employing more than 3400 employees, with revenues exceeding $3B per year.
Prior to joining NAVFAC Southwest, Dr. Chick held engineering, technical, and management positions at the General Motors Corporation and the Naval Aviation Depot (FRC), North Island. His assignments included, Executive Director of Product Management for Industrial Operations, Business Manager at the Navy Public Works Center, San Diego, Competency Manager for Production and Support Services, Division Director for Aviation Support Systems, Program Manager for Engineering Software Systems, and Branch Head for Anti-Submarine Warfare Software Systems. Dr. Chick has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego and Pepperdine University.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Chick earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University, a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, and a Doctorate in Organizational Change from Pepperdine University.