COE Chief Executive Officer Elected Chairman of the Board Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF)

Rockville, Md. (December 15, 2014) - The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE), today announced that Steve Goodrich, president and chief executive officer of COE, was unanimously elected by the membership and has accepted the position of Chairman of the Board of the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF). As Chairman, Steve will be responsible for leading the Board of Directors that governs the association and guiding the growth and added value to members through which AMCF promotes excellence and integrity among firms engaged in the practice of management consulting around the world.

Steve has been a leader in the consulting industry since founding his own firm in 1984 focused on supporting the transformation of client organizations to increase their efficiency and effectiveness. As part of his commitment to fundamentally changing government, Steve also serves as a co-founder and co-chair of the Government Transformation Initiative (GTI). GTI's primary focus is the passage of legislation that establishes a non-partisan Federal Board to oversee and direct the transformation of federal government programs, functions and activities so they are more efficient, effective and economical.

"I am excited to have Steve leading our Board," said Donna Campbell, of EY and outgoing Chairman of AMCF. "His passion for delivering measurable, lasting value through the transformation of organizations and industries fits perfectly with AMCF's commitment to driving excellence in management consulting. I look forward to delivering even more value to our members."

AMCF is the only global association that leads the management consulting profession providing guidance, research, programs, representation, recognition, and thought leadership surrounding the profession and markets served.

"I am deeply committed to the practice of management consulting," said Steve Goodrich, Chairman-elect, AMCF and chief executive officer, COE. "This role is an opportunity to serve the industry by continuing to strive for excellence in management consulting. We need to continue AMCF's guiding role in the management consulting profession about how we support our clients in transformation and driving systemic change that can lead to increased efficiency and effectiveness."

Steve began his career in education and then transitioned into consulting in the power generation industry. As a division director in a large technology solutions firm, he guided the integration of technology into the workplace. He has held senior leadership positions in small and large firms. He has served on the White House Committee for Educational Reform and is often found on the speaking circuit. Steve has taught at the university level and has served on a number of corporate boards, as well as serving as Chairman of the Board of a 501(c)(3) charity.

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