John L Morris, MBA, SPHR Corvallis, Oregon, +1 541 758 8135 (home), +1 541 760 2572 (mobile) LinkedIn | email


  • Leader – Led teams in multiple training portfolios with 200+ learning solutions in dynamic, international setting.
  • Strategic Business Partner – Reduced global spend by $2B while leading enterprise-wide supply chain training effort.
  • Project Manager – Dynamic project leader with success in hundreds of efforts from simple to complex, multi-year and cross-cultural projects.
  • Innovator – Managed $1M budget and saved an estimated $12M annually through worldwide streaming video platform connected to proprietary asset management and social media management system used in 80+ countries.
  • Collaborator – Co-led effort to create collaborative work environment. Business unit experienced immediate decrease in customer problems of 80% and improved time-to-resolution in engineering, marketing and manufacturing functions.


Hewlett-Packard Company | 1996 to 2009 | Corvallis OR | Learning Program Manager and Workforce Development Consultant | Led all phases of learning lifecycle and curriculum development. Internal expert in business and industry trends, acted as advisor to the enterprise and partnered with business clients. Led IT implementation projects. Responsible for training consumption budget of $3M annually.

  • Cut in excess of $700M annually by consolidating 40+ problem solving and decision making courses into a single global vendor using internal trainers.
  • Led team of 15 to create worldwide streaming video platform connected to asset management and social media system used in 80+ countries.  Managed $1M budget and saved $12M annually.

Alliant Health Systems | 1993 to 1996 | Louisville KY | Senior Human Resource Consultant | Developed strategic HR programs for performance management, self-managed teams, competency-based pay and strategic HR planning.

  • Implemented competency-based performance management system for 8000 employees including job description, selection, performance planning and evaluation.
  • Led cross-functional team to replace the duties of supervisors through the work of team members resulting in improved operating results while reducing overall payroll expense by $400K annually.

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Companies | 1989 to 1992 | Omaha NE | Employee Relations Manager | Managed internal performance management consulting. Responsible for HR policy and procedure development and enforcement, retiree programs, unemployment insurance and morale and service programs. Supervised employee-controlled not-for-profit charitable organization called the Halo Club.

  • Performance Consultation. Supervised two full-time consultants who reviewed and approved disciplinary actions and terminations. Escalation point for disagreements with presenting managers and targeted employees.
  • Employee Recognition Programs. Supervise recognition programs for retiree club activities, length of service awards, tuition assistance.


  • International Quality and Productivity Council – Brasil; Aug 2008; Key-note Presenter, Matching Media to Message: When and When Not to Use Distance Learning
  • ASTD Excellence in Practice; May 2008; Citations for Workplace Learning and Development and Organizational Learning
  • Making Robust Decisions by Dr. David G Ullman, Book contributor, Case Study: HP Decision Management, November 2006


  • Executive MBA, University of Nebraska
  • B.S. in Business Administration, University of Kansas


  • The Arts Center, Linn & Benton Counties OR, 2000 to Present; President, Member of Board, HR Consultant and Operations Manual support
  • Public School System, Corvallis OR, 1996 to 2007; Coach for Cross Country Ski Team, Computer Lab Volunteer

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