Brad uses Strategic Doing to achieve transformation in large organizations. He has extensive experience is operations and maintenance and is currently helping Evonik re-imagine maintenance and reliability in manufacturing. He also has several projects running that are working toward implementation of modern digital tools. Think about “automation” while thinking about business processes and you’ll line up with Brad. He is certified in Strategic Doing with 15 years of work experience in two industries: oilfield services and pharmaceutical manufacturing. He worked for Schlumberger for 13 years in their Wireline business segment and gained experience in operational systems, asset management, and technology development and commercialization. Brad has an engineering degree from Purdue (BSME with EE minor) and is currently employed by Evonik in Lafayette, IN.
Jennifer Hunter is the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships at Purdue University’s (FW) College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science. She is also a Lecturer in the Department of Organizational Leadership, a Certified Strategic Doing Leader and Co-Founder of Gensyn Design.
Regardless of the role, Jennifer’s focus is on creating collaborative experiences that lead to meaningful outcomes. For over 20 years, she has worked to guide change efforts, serving as a catalyst to introduce and explore new ideas, possibilities and connections. She strives to build strong relationships while also providing a clear and organized process for working together, making sure to manage shared expectations.
Jennifer’s experience in project and process management, leading teams, and strategic planning have inspired the development of many new ideas, where she helps others integrate their areas of interest and need with others. She is a systems-thinker who sees the big picture and helps others connect around it. In her role at Purdue, she has been instrumental in leading collaborative projects between the university and industry, leading to improved capability and digital transformation of manufacturers throughout the region.
With experience working in a variety of contexts, Jennifer’s recent projects have included academic, manufacturing, healthcare, and nonprofit groups. She embraced Strategic Doing after seeing the significant impact on her ability to guide teams towards meaningful outcomes, particularly those involving complex collaborations between people from multiple groups.
Jennifer is available to guide remote workshops and events, using virtual collaboration tools such as MURAL to create safe spaces for groups to work when they are not physically together.
The director at the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab, A social scientist who has studied and practiced strategy and collaboration since 1992, Scott Hutcheson’s focus is on designing tools and learning experiences related to collaborative, agile approaches for doing complex work. He has applied his work in diverse settings like economic development, innovation, business growth, and social change.
Scott has been engaged by nearly 400 industry, public sector, higher education, and nonprofit clients in 30 U.S. states and internationally.
His teaching at Purdue focuses on helping engineering technology students build their skills in agile approaches, collaboration, strategy, and project management.
Scott has a Ph.D. in public policy, a masters in public administration, and an undergraduate degree in theater. His doctoral research was on effective strategy in economic development.