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Executive Director for HR's Learning & Education/Communications Departments: Thomas Sontag

October 4, 2011, Volume 58, No. 06

Thomas Sontag

Thomas P. Sontag has been named Executive Director of Human Resources, charged with leading the division’s Learning and Education and Communications units. In this position, which reports to Jack Heuer, Vice President of Human Resources, Mr. Sontag will provide leadership and direction for the development of learning projects that support the education, training and development of employees. He will also manage the internal and external communications processes for the Division of Human Resources. He brings over 25 years of experience in both the for-profit and higher education sectors. In his most recent position he served as Senior Leader of the Learning and Performance Center for Covance, a world leading drug development services company.

Prior to Covance, Mr. Sontag was Director of Organizational Development and Training at Drexel University, where he led efforts to enhance service culture, leadership skills and employee engagement. He has also worked as Assistant Vice President for Learning Development at Citizens Bank and PNC Financial Services Group. He has taught as an adjunct faculty member in Drexel University’s Goodwin College and its School of Education.

Mr. Sontag is in the final stage of completing his PhD in educational leadership development and learning technology at Drexel. He also holds an MBA from Duquesne University. He has numerous certifications including Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Six Sigma Green Belt, Gallup Q12 and CE11 Impact Facilitation, Myers-Briggs, Lominger Leadership and Organization Architect.

Almanac - October 4, 2011, Volume 58, No. 06