has been a Consultant/Trainer for the last 20 years working with a wide-variety of insurance, financial, government, service, and manufacturing organizations. He currently is owner and principle at Dash, a Madison-based consulting firm, that helps senior leaders improve their organization to do things better-faster. We are the "Dash" between performance and potential.
Walter has facilitated and trained all over the State of Wisconsin, Minnesota and several international venues in performance improvement. He has extensive experience in developing leaders, developing and implementing strategic plans, and providing other organizational improvement services for businesses, governments, school systems, and not-for-profit organizations. He has also trained thousands of senior leaders, supervisory managers, and front-line workers in the principles of leadership, quality, continuous improvement and team development.
Walter earned his Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has been an active member of the Madison Area Quality Improvement Network, has been a senior examiner for the Baldrige-based Wisconsin Forward Award, and is also certified in Covey Training.
As an experienced trainer and facilitator, he has a unique blend of technical and interpersonal skills that make him successful in the specialized technical workplaces of today. Walter’s goal is to help organizations become more effective by helping to unleash the potential in everyone and utilize that wealth of knowledge for improvement.
has been involved in local government for the last 6 years working on a wide variety of projects and initiatives, giving him the unique experience of being exposed to the various facets and challenges of municipal government. A graduate from Northern Michigan University’s Master of Public Administration program, he began his career working for a small municipality in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Currently he serves as the Organizational Development Specialist for the City of Oshkosh, responsible for leading the efforts to enhance City services by implementing continuous improvement and performance management practices and principles throughout the organization. During his time in local government, Brian has developed an extensive network of resources that allows him to identify best practices and solutions to issues.
Brian is active in several professional associations including the Wisconsin City/County Management Association (WCMA), the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and serves as the President of the Wisconsin Association of Municipal City/County Assistant Managers (WAMCAM). Brian was also recently accepted into the ICMA’s Emerging Leaders Development Program.