Todd graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1988, earned his Master’s Degree from Indiana University in 1998, and a Leadership and Executive Management Certificate at the Command and General Staff College in 2000. He served a distinguished 20 year career as a U.S. Army officer. He had operational leadership responsibility for as many as 400 personnel and his positions included Professor of Military Science and Leadership at The Ohio State University, Chief Operations Officer, Associate Professor/Director Curriculum Development, and Program & Project Manager.
Todd is a US Army Ranger who has been awarded four Bronze Star Medals (one for Valor) for leadership excellence in combat. Todd’s accomplishments include supervising the planning and implementation of all Security and Support operations in all of southern Afghanistan – operations included the first ever democratic election in their history.
He’s an experienced program developer/manager to include projects with host nation governments and the Department of State. He planned and directed strategic level operations for an Operating Base and International Airfield of 5,000 personnel and $50MM of resources. Todd was recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Award during his tenure at West Point and at the national level as Commander and Professor of Military Science of one of the top three army leadership development programs in the country (Ohio State).
Todd has proven talent development, change management, and strategic planning experience. He has created crisis management procedures for organizations as large as 15,000 personnel and has trained fellow employees in the support of strategic-level contingency operations world-wide.
Todd serves as a Senior Instructor with thoughtLEADERS. Using his vast experience to teach through real-world experiences, he helps organizations significantly improve their leadership, management, operations, and communications skills.