Thomas Becher of TBA

Thomas Becher

Thomas Becher

Once you get to know Thomas’s strong writing skills, media knowledge and years of diverse experience, you’ll want him in your court.

He’s a former reporter and editor, learning to love deadlines and understand how the media work. He’s communicated the successes of a major university. He helped a jet-engine manufacturer change the way it communicates to employees. He led corporate communications for a publicly traded cargo airline. And he’s communicated with media around the world for one of the nation’s leading airlines.
Today as a business owner and entrepreneur, he’s helping businesses of all sizes and industries, non-profit organizations and government agencies pursue strategic, results-driven, award-winning campaigns in public relations and advertising.

Thomas is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in newspaper administration. He has earned a Certificate of Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America, a distinction demonstrating competency in knowledge, skills and abilities in PR.

Thomas is the immediate past president of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. In addition for his passion for aviation, Thomas is a fan of hiking, kayaking and hockey, and is the proud father of two sons, Phillip and Andrew.

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Dr. David DeHaven is a Featured Speaker at Synergy

David DeHaven, D3 Coaching

Dr. David DeHaven, D3 Coaching

David DeHaven of D3Coaching, has extensive executive coaching, management, and sales experience that he shares with his group and many other Synergy Session groups as a speaker.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from George Mason University , an MBA from Auburn University and a Doctoral degree in Organization and Management/Leadership from Capella University. David’s PhD program and dissertation research focused on leadership for the 21st century knowledge age, organization, servant leadership, and the role of culture and change management in supporting IT initiatives.  David is also a Buzan Licensed Instructor, certified NLP Practitioner and a member of the International Coach Federation.

In addition to training and coaching, David is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in information systems, IT infrastructure and consulting services. Over his career David has held several executive positions including Chief Technology Officer for Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector, Chief Information Officer for CMR Institute, Intelligence Operations Director for Northrop Grumman TASC, Partner with Greenwich Technology Partners, and Vice President with First Union National Bank.  His work experiences have all allowed David to serve as a mentor and coach.

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Tom Tanner is a FEATURED PRESENTER for Synergy Sessions in 2011