David Has over 15 years of professional consulting and training experience in the areas of eBusiness, HR & Training, and Instructional Technologies. He has presented on topics such as Internet video conferencing, new media, instructional accessibility and design, knowledge management, and online learning.
He currently teaches college full-time in addition to serving as a partner for a strategic consulting firm, HR OnCALL. Previously, he worked with Eastman Chemical company on the team that designed the company's intranet for a global audience of 14,000. His previous work was mainly in the area of performance consulting within the Talent Management and Learning Services arena.
Since 2003, he has taught night or weekend classes for Virginia Intermont College, Northeast State, King College and East Tennessee State University on topics such as Human Resource Management, eCommerce, Instructional Internet Technologies for Education, Marketing, Sales Management, and Compensation.
In addition, David has worked with various non-profits : University of TN, Center for Disabilities, Kiwanis, Holston Habitat, various small businesses, and educational institutions in the area of website development.
Previous Website Projects:
Outdoor Oven Company
Morristown Chamber of Commerce (morristownchamber.com)
Eastman University Website
Outdoor Oven Company.com
HRD Dept. Website
Executive Education Website for TVA
Some Interesting Facts and Proud Moments
In 2010, David did the commencement speech for Northeast State Community College.
David has worked with three of Tennessee’s largest learning organizations (TVA, University of Tennessee, and Eastman Chemical Company).
Worked with the team to launch the 1st online degree program in the state at the Univ. of TN in additional to recommending the selection of the campus-wide learning management system that is currently deploying online education to over 50,000 students throughout the state.
Lead the project team that developed an integrated global learning portal that’s supports training and education for all Eastman employees.
Designed and developed training for supported employment consultants who help individuals with disabilities get back to work. I remember when... “One day while I was working on some online training for a group I was consulting with at U.T., I got a call from a non-profit group called ETTAC (East TN Technology Assistance Center) who wanted to see if I could come down and teach one of their clients how to build webpages. I was a little nervous, but said "yes!" I met a young man who at the time, was 21 (which was around my age at the time). He had CP (cerebral palsy) and was confined to a wheel chair. He wanted to learn how to build webpages, but he couldn’t speak, couldn’t use his hands, and could only move his head to control an on-screen keyboard…one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done...but most rewarding. It took weeks to create one page, but he was so excited to have done it all by himself. It made me realize how fortunate we are to be able to wake up everyday and have an opportunity to be a positive impact on somebody’s quality of life…something that each of us can do, but just need to take the time to do." Rolled out what has been called by leading safety consulting experts as “one of the best internally developed safety culture instruments in the industry” which assesses safety culture and areas for improvement for Eastman.
Worked with the team to develop a formal new employee Onboarding process for Eastman. Also worked with talent management leadership on the systemic design of HR systems used to educate management on various aspects and roles of HR within the company.
Organizations that I have worked for or consulted with…
University of Virginia
Stewart and Associates
DOE – US Department of Energy
Samsung International (Korea)
Outdoor Oven Company
University of TN, Center for Disability & Employment
Tri-Cities Appraisal Service
American Water Heater
Holston Habitat for Humanity
Boys and Girls Clubs
Knoxville Greater United Way
Kingsport United Way
University of Tennessee – Founded the AHRDS (Association for Human Resource Development Students) aimed at students majoring in Human Resources.
Taught online courses such as introductory computer concepts through Morehead State University, Kentucky and Internet Media for Education at East Tennessee State University (ETSU).
Guest speaker for various Tri-Cities college Career Day workshops and high-school special events.
Taught eCommerce and Human Resource night classes at Virginia Intermont for the past 4 years.
Taught night classes in Instructional Design at ETSU.
2008 Keynote speaker for the Tri-Cities Business Jounal 40-Under-40 Leadership Awards Ceremony.
Curriculum design team for the Organizational Systems Research Association – National association
Established the David Hite (ASTD) Scholarship for the Northeast State Community College Foundation
Special recognition for founding the University of Tennessee, Association of Human Resource Development Students (1st student SHRM Chapter at U.T.)
2007 Business Journal Top 40-Under-40 (special recognition for up and coming business leaders in the Tri-Cities region).
2006 John Maxwell Conference – Co-Chair
Kingsport Symphony Orchestra – Board member (2007)
KNETIC – Org. for Young Professionals of the Tri-Cities (2005-2007)
Society for Human Resource Management - Northeast TN Chapter – SHRM Board (2005-Current)
East TN ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) - (2003-Current) – President
Tennessee Valley Human Resource Association (SHRM) (1999-2001)