College of Business
Corporate & Executive Education

Jerry Toomer

Faculty Partner

Areas of Expertise

  • Executive Coaching and Consulting
  • Human Resources Strategy
  • Change /Transition Management
  • Family Business Succession Planning
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Restructuring and Global Diversification
  • Leadership Selection and Development

Jerry works closely with key leaders to design effective strategies that clearly link individual and team effectiveness to total organizational performance. With 30+ years as a Human Resources Executive, Educator, and Psychologist, Dr. Toomer has effectively worked with a wide range of individuals and work groups in achieving their professional and personal goals in complex organizations.

At Butler University, he has been actively involved in the development of a "Real Life, Real Business" curriculum and also serves as an Executive Partner in the College of Business as well as an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program.

Jerry's academic credentials include a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Wartburg College and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa. For over 25 years, Jerry worked at The Dow Chemical Company and Dow AgroSciences, where he held senior leadership positions in Human Resources. He was a key member of Dow executive management teams that have successfully completed several corporate mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and global diversification initiatives. His effective blend of teaching experience, executive coaching and consulting skills and highly successful corporate work experience has provided a basis for sound, fundamental transition management. Included among his recent clients are General Mills, Coca Cola, Cheminova, YourEncore, Boeing, Aearo Technologies and TriMedx.