Buck Rhyme is the president of RR Consulting Group. His experience as a CEO and work with a national clientele has led to a diverse skill set. Buck’s expertise includes designing a systematic approach to developing of future leaders, executive coaching for new managers, strategic planning with measurable results, strength based organizational assessments, and mapping company cultures.
A skilled facilitator, Buck is frequently engaged to lead initiatives involving organizational change, including conflict resolution. He specializes in using data and engaging stakeholders to spur innovation and successfully implement organizational change. Buck has led several taskforces charged with creating new innovative business structures for public and private sector clients in both Wisconsin and Oregon.
Prior to becoming a consultant and business entrepreneur, Buck was the CEO at CAP Inc., a innovative, results focused non-profit. During his 17-year tenure. he pioneered strategic planning, employee engagement, and technology enhancements as key drivers to grow agency revenues by over 1200%. His unique approach led to recognition by Corporate Report Wisconsin as a Star Stream Leader.
Buck holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an adjunct faculty member at UW Graduate School of Business Executive Education, Buck provided leadership coaching for nine years. He has also served as an Examiner for the Wisconsin Forward Award and volunteered on numerous non-profit boards.
George C. Brown is a senior partner with the RR Consulting Group. He recently retired after 18 years as the Executive Director of the State Bar of Wisconsin and 30 years with the association.
As the State Bar's chief staff executive, he led a statewide association with over 25,000 lawyer members, a staff of 90, and a $12 million annual budget. Inheriting an association that was several million dollars in debt, he improved the finances by becoming debt free with over $3 million in cash reserves, largely by increasing non-dues revenue. At the same time, he improved financial policies and procedures, tightened fiscal controls, contract signing and document control procedures. He led the development of the first association-wide strategic plan, and transformed the board decision-making process from one based upon politics and political pressure to one based upon information and knowledge.
George's peers have elected him president of the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE), as its Secretary, and to its Board of Directors. His leadership and expertise in association management have led to presentations at more than 70 national conferences. In 2017-18, he will be advising the Armenian Chamber of Advocates on improving their programs and services to the lawyers and the people of Armenia.
George holds an undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and a graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.