William Baldwin, Chief Executive Officer, Kepner-Tregoe


Bill is Chairman of TregoED’s Board and Chief Executive Officer of Kepner-Tregoe (KT). KT is a world renowned multinational management consulting and training services company. Their business training, leadership development and consulting services have improved management practices of organizations worldwide. Bill oversees and is responsible for all aspects of Kepner-Tregoe worldwide.

Bill holds a B.A. in Accounting from Rowan University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Christopher T. Cross, Chairman, FourPoint Education Partners


Chris, Chairman of the education policy consulting firm FourPoint Education Partners, serves as a distinguished senior fellow with the Education Commission of the States and is a consultant to the Broad Foundation. Chris brings considerable strategic planning, policy analysis, and development skills to the table. In addition to serving on numerous educational policy boards and research councils, he was a senior fellow with the Center for Education Policy and has served in the U.S. Department of Education as Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement, facilitating the negotiated rule-making process on Title 1 for the Department.

Chris has written extensively in the education and public policy areas and has been published in numerous scholarly and technical publications including Education Week, The College Board Review, Washington Post and LA Times. He has published the book Political Education: National Policy Comes of Age in 2003.

Chris has a B.A. from Whittier College and an M.A. in government from California State University.

Michael W. Curran-Hays, Principal, Kepner-Tregoe

Michael leads operational excellence and service excellence efforts in the Americas with a focus on regulated industries. He provides executive leadership for all consulting and training services in these regions. His expertise is in business process improvement, operational improvement, and strategy formulation.

Michael holds a B.A. from the University of Arizona.

Benjamin B. Tregoe, Ph.D., Founder (1927–2005)

Benjamin B. Tregoe, Ph.D., co-founder of Kepner-Tregoe, Inc. served as its chairman emeritus until his death in April 2005. Kepner-Tregoe (KT) was founded in 1958 on the strength of Dr. Tregoe’s and Dr. Charles H. Kepner’s pioneering research in rational problem solving and decision making. KT is headquartered in Princeton, NJ and conducts business in over 50 countries and 20 languages. Today over 400 of the 1,000 largest companies worldwide use Kepner-Tregoe management methods.

Ben authored several books and articles, including: The Rational Manager (1965), his landmark book in the field of management methodology. Other books include: The New Rational Manager (1997); Top Management Strategy (1980); Vision in Action (1989); The Culture of Success (1997); and Analytic Processes for School Leaders (2001). Ben is memorialized in the Human Resource Development Hall of Fame.]

Ben had a lifelong admiration, respect and appreciation for education and educators. In 1993, he realized a long-held dream by founding TregoED. He served as its Chairman until his death in 2005.

Ben held a bachelor of arts from Whittier College and a doctor of philosophy from Harvard University.