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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.