Benjamin B. Tregoe

Benjamin B. Tregoe is cofounder and chairman emeritus of Kepner-Tregoe, Inc. He also serves as chairman of the Tregoe Education Forum, a nonprofit foundation established in 1993 to support public education reform. Kepner-Tregoe was founded in 1958 on the strength of pioneering research conducted by Dr. Tregoe and Dr. Charles H. Kepner on rational problem solving and decision making. Since then, the Kepner-Tregoe approach has been transferred to more than 10 million managers and workers in thousands of companies around the world. With John W. Zimmerman, Dr. Tregoe also developed a ground-breaking process for strategic decision making. This process has since been applied by hundreds of organizations to setting and implementing strategy, and Dr. Tregoe has consulted with top management teams to help formulate the strategic direction of a large number of companies in North America, Asia and Europe.

Dr. Tregoe is a sought-after lecturer and has published extensively. In 1965 he and Dr. Kepner coauthored The Rational Manager, a landmark book in management methodology. He has coauthored other management texts including Top Management Strategy: What It Is and How It Works (1980), Vision in Action: Putting a Winning Strategy to Work (1989), and The Culture of Success (with Mr. Zimmerman, 1997).

Dr. Tregoe graduated from Whittier College and earned his Ph.D. from Harvard. He was awarded an honorary LL.D. from Whittier College, where he served as a trustee. He has also served on the boards of the J.M. Smucker Company, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, and the National Alliance of Business, and chaired the Advisory Committee to the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University. Dr. Tregoe is a member of the Human Resources Development Hall of Fame.