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Wendy Campbell


Wendy Campbell has 25 years experience as a senior manager for the United States Air Force where she directed and implemented several landmark programs, including the privatization of Brooks Air force Base, the creation of a new personnel system for Air Force scientists and engineering personnel, and the reorganization of the  Air Force Research Laboratory.  Wendy has a Master in Science Degree and is a distinguished graduate in Systems and Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.  She also holds a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Methodist University. 

Wendy was on special assignment between September 1989 and January 2001 to lead the partnership effort to privatize Brooks Air Force Base, working as a liaison between the Air Force and the City of San Antonio.  In 1998 and 1999, Wendy served as the Chief Corporate Development Officer for the Air Force Research Laboratory, managing a team and directing policy in all areas pertaining to organizational development for the laboratory and its 7,000 employees.  She served as the Air Force Research laboratory’s chief consultant and expert, advising the commander on all interventions increasing organizational effectiveness.  These included the development of a strategic plan and a strategic leadership workshop for all supervisors and managers of the Air Force Research Laboratory.

From 1996 to 1998, Wendy also served as Deputy Director for the United States Air Force Laboratory Transition Office, creating the reorganized Air Force Research Laboratory.  This effort involved managing and directing a reorganization for a 7,000 person organization to form the newly created Air Force Research Laboratory, consolidating four laboratories throughout the United States into a consolidated research and technology effort for the United States Air Force.

Wendy has also led a high profile 1996 to 1998 effort to develop the first Air Force personnel demonstration program, developing an innovative, Contribution-based Compensation System to differentiate and reward government employees based upon their contribution to the mission.  The system has subsequently been emulated and adopted by the United States Navy and the Department of Defense Acquisition Demonstration Project.

Wendy has served the United States Air Force as a GS-15 possessing a Top Secret Clearance.  She received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 1996 and 1998.  In 1997, she also received Vice President Al Gore’s Hammer Award as part of the National Performance Review.  She maintains professional associations in several academic societies.   Her consulting specialties include change management, organizational development, analysis of research and development organizations, and personnel management systems development.

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