Doug Bender has worked as a senior HR executive for some of the most exciting people-oriented organizations in corporate America including Miller Brewing Company, Uncle Ben’s Foods, Dove, International, M&M/Mars, and Kal Kan Petcare. His expertise and leadership have resulted in millions of dollars in cost-savings while improving service delivery through the HR function.
Over time, he has also worked with a number of public service organizations and was (or is currently) a member of the American Management Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the American Society for Training & Development, the Society for Human Resource Management, the World Business Academy, the Forbe’s.com Small Business Insights Panel, the International Coach Federation, and is a charter member of the International Neocasting Alliance founded by Jay Levinson, the international guerilla marketing guru. He is also a charter member and local and regional officer of the prestigious Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity’s Epsilon Epsilon Boulé of Orange County, California. He is also a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association.
Doug has worked in the area of people development with a number of community colleges, trade schools, and universities for over 25 years and is currently an Adjunct Instructor at both California State University-Fullerton and California State University-Long Beach. In addition to his work at Long Beach he is the Program Coordinator/Advisor for the University’s Human Resources Management Certificate Program and regularly lectures visiting leadership delegations from China.
Doug is a highly capable and seasoned HR executive with expertise in many areas, including: strategic resourcing, process re-engineering, valuing diversity, executive coaching, internal business consulting, employment law, and people strategy development. He has his professional accreditation as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society for Human Resources Management and appears in a number of regional, national and international Who’s Who publications. He has also recently written a book entitled ‘The ABCs of Leadership’ which received a 2008 Axiom Business Book Awards Bronze Medal and a Contributing Author to The Leadership Challenge Activities Book by Kouzes and Posner (Pfeiffer, 2010).
Doug is currently Founder and Managing Partner of an HR consulting consortium, ONYX Global HR LLC in Southern California. He is also a guest writer and management consulting expert for the highly successful web incubator for business startups ‘www.perfectbusiness.com’. Doug sits on the board of directors of two for-profit organizations, Virtual Sports Training, Inc. of Coto De Caza, California and (Chairman of) MJC & Associates based in Houston, Texas, and Chairs the City of Villa Park (California) Community Services Foundation.