Experience and Qualifications

Harry Hutson’s experience includes 25 years as director and corporate officer in human resources and organizational development with four multinational corporations. At Cummins, he was the senior HR generalist for Corporate Staff, R&D, Marketing and Sales. At Avery Dennison, he was VP for Leadership and Organizational Development. At Global Knowledge, he was Corporate VP of HR. At Devon Energy, he was the functional lead for leadership, learning, and organizational development, where he created and led a comprehensive suite of executive academies that combined assessment, coaching, action learning and leader-led instruction. Hutson’s partners at Devon included a cadre of executive coaches plus faculty from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, PDI Ninth House, Pinnacle Performance Company, Assess Systems, Schaffer Consulting, and the Authentic Leadership Institute. Hutson is chair of the compensation committee of the Board of Directors for the New England Center for Children based in Massachusetts and Abu Dhabi. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Urban Ministries of Durham food pantry and community shelter. He has written articles on human resources and organizational development for a variety of business and professional publications and delivered numerous presentations and workshops to colleagues. His two books have been translated in Russian, Mandarin and Italian. Hutson’s academic and professional degrees are from Indiana University (Ph.D.), Stanford University (A.M.), Harvard Divinity School (M.T.S.), and Hamilton College (B.A.). His post-graduate education includes courses and certifications in management, coaching, and psychology, from: the Michigan Business School (corporate strategy), Yale School of Management (management ethics), Concord Institute (psychosynthesis), the Harold Bridger Learning Society (Tavistock), the Assisi Institute (depth psychology), Authentic Happiness Coaching (positive psychology), Learning in Action (emotional intelligence), the Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology (as a master coach), and NTL.