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Toomer, Jerry

Executive-in-Residence Grad 5030
College of Business


Holcomb Building - 131
by appointment

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
Human Resources; Leadership Development and Executive Coaching; Organization Effectiveness; Mergers and Acquisitions

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Executive Partner and Adjunct Professor



  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Iowa, 1974
  • BA, Psychology, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, 1970
  • Diplomate, Counseling Psychology, Awarded by the American Board of Professional Psychology, 1982.

Professional Credentials

  • Executive Partner and Adjunct Professor, the College of Business, Butler University, 2002 - present.-Organization Consultant: Private Practice focusing on leadership coaching, strategic Human Resource consulting and functional design, mergers and acquisitions, and family business transitions. 2002- present.
  • Senior Consultant: YourEncore, Inc providing a wide range of executive coaching, change management and Human Resource consulting services to major corporate clients. 2002 - present.
  • Senior Consultant:  Leadership Ventures, Indianapolis.  Provide leadership and organization consultation to non-profit organizations.
  • Vice President, Human Resources, Dow AgroSciences and The Dow Chemical Company. Twenty-five years of progressively increasing leadership responsibilities with Dow in Human Resources. Key positions included responsibility for Human Resources in Dow's Pacific Area, Dow's agricultural business / division, corporate compensation, and organization learning and training. 1978-2002.
  • Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology, and Senior Consultant in the Counseling Center, The American University, Washington,DC. 1974-1978.

Association Memberships (professional/educational)

  • Advisory Board member, Center for Faith and Vocation, Butler University 
  • Community Service: Board of Directors, Indiana Repertory Theater
  • Interim HR Director and special consultant to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Board of Directors, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
  • Board member and Chair, Big Sisters of Midland County, Michigan
  • Board member and Chair, Alcohol Services of Midland County, Michigan; Joint Training Partnership Act Board Member, Midland/Bay/Saginaw Counties, Michigan.