David Ramey founded and has been President of Strategic Leadership Associates, Inc. since 1987. He formerly served as President of Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning, a national conference and training center in Dayton, Ohio. He served as Interim Chief Administrator for the American Association of Tissue Banks in Washington, D.C., restructuring that organization. Dave completed the book Empowering Leaders published by Sheed and Ward in 1991, which enjoyed a second printing. In addition, he developed the StrategicLeadership Assessment and Profile to evaluate the leadership culture of organizations.
Dave received a B.A. Degree from Marquette University and a Master’s Degree in education from Loyola University of Chicago. He has doctoral studies in Continuing and Vocational Education and has completed a Certificate in Training and Consulting from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dave has offered regional and national workshops on leadership development and strategic planning. Educational institutions, including Wright State University, Loyola University of Chicago, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Notre Dame University, have sponsored his leadership development workshops and presentations.
Dave serves as a strategic planning and organizational development consultant to over 800 business, healthcare, and life science, government, education, arts, and human services, foundations, national organizations, and universities throughout the United States. In 2001, he received NASA’s Public Service Medal, the highest civilian award of the agency. His NASA clients have included the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Langley Research Center (LaRC), and the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC). His clients have also included the Air ForceResearch Laboratory, Texaco, FirstEnergy Corporation, the Greater PhoenixEconomic Council, the Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle Foundation, the American Association of Tissue Banks, Excellus Health Plan, Inc., and the LifetimeHealthcare Companies.
Dave is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Oasis House (for women) and the Brunner Literacy Center. He has also been past President of the Beavercreek, Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Dave has served on the Advisory Board for the center for Supervision and Leadership Formation at United TheologicalSeminary. He is a former Vice President of the Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation and former Executive Committee member of habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton.
Dave has served as Trustee and President for Retreats International, a national professional organization of conference centers; a board member for NCCL, a national association of educators; Chairperson for the Volunteer AdvisoryCouncil for the City of Kettering, Ohio; and moderator for a regional association of five chambers of commerce. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the United Way of greater Dayton.
Dave has been a media guest on the subject of leadership. His interviews have included KMPC, LosAngeles; KBRT, Costa Mesa; WOAI, San Antonio; USA Radio Network; WERE, Cleveland; WOOD, Grand Rapids; WDWS, Champaign; KYBG, Denver; WTAK, Huntsville; and KOAP, Oregon Public Radio.