Prior to becoming a consultant and business entrepreneur in 2001, Buck was the CEO at CAP Inc., a human services agency in Dane County, Wisconsin. A visionary leader, he used strategic planning, employee engagement, and investments in technology as the key drivers to grow agency revenues by over 1200% during his 17-year tenure. Corporate Report Wisconsin and Ernst & Young recognized him as a Star Stream Leader in 1999 for his leadership skills.
Buck has used his extensive leadership experience to successfully tackle a wide range of organizational challenges. While leadership coaching is his primary focus now, he has also successfully worked on projects involving strategic planning, employee engagement, cultural transformation, and board development. A partial list of clients includes the Duluth Trading Company, State Bar of Wisconsin, International Crane Foundation, Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association, One City Schools, the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials, and the Arkansas State Bar.
Buck holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He worked for nine years as an adjunct faculty member at the UW Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program providing leadership coaching. He is also a certified facilitator for True Colors International and the Chadwick Consensus Institute.
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George 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 advised 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.