When you are leading an organization through change or moving forward in your own career, MORRIS • ASSOCIATES INC. can help you do it faster and more effectively. Recognized as a leading career management company of choice, we deliver a professional, sensitive and rewarding experience for all our clients.
THOMAS W. MORRIS III, CMF
Founder and President
Thomas W. Morris III has helped thousands of people navigate new employment faster and more effectively. He is certified internationally as a Career Management Fellow and is a published author. Tom is also recognized in the global business community as a speaker, coach and retreat facilitator.
As Founder and President of MORRIS • ASSOCIATES INC., Tom and his team provide expert guidance, support, resources and technology for leading corporations, organizations and government agencies. MORRIS • ASSOCIATES INC. offers local focus with global reach.
Tom is often quoted in local and national publications and has been interviewed on radio and television stations throughout the United States and Canada.
His first book, Career Mechanics I: Solutions to Common Career and Employment Issues focuses on career development, recruitment and retention, changing jobs, career assessment, resumes, networking, interviewing and negotiation.
Principal and Co-Owner
As Co-Owner and Principal of MORRIS • ASSOCIATES INC., Jann Bradley oversees day-to-day operations and business development in tandem with her husband Tom Morris. She also trains and counsels groups and individuals in interviewing, hiring, and career development.
Previously, Jann was recognized as a top producer for one of the most successful placement firms in the country. She also chaired and developed the Job-Candidate Screening and Matching program for Job Connection, a Washington-area community-run fair for people with disabilities, which screened and matched more than 200 employees and more than 1,000 people with disabilities over four years.
Jann also owned and operated a chain of retail shops in Vermont and northern New York, expanding a 4-store operation to a successful 7-store chain, and managing recruiting, hiring and training of staff, business development, and sales and marketing. She provided marketing services for various companies in the medical, technical, retail, and health/sports fields.
SHARON ARMSTRONG, CMF
With more than 20 years of experience as a Human Resources Consultant, Trainer and Career Counselor, Sharon Armstrong has worked with both large corporations and small businesses, providing training and completing Human Resource projects for a wide variety of clients in the profit and non-profit sectors.
Her first book, Stress-Free Performance Appraisals, takes you through the entire process of conducting a productive and meaningful performance appraisal — without the usual tension, anxiety, and uncertainty that most managers encounter.
Sharon also co-authored The Essential HR Handbook and The Essential Performance Review Handbook, both quick and handy resources for any manager or Human Resource professional.
In addition, Sharon is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), certified internationally as a Career Management Fellow, and a member of both the local and national chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management.
KATE BRADLEY CHERNIS
Social Media/LinkedIn Consultant
Kate Bradley Chernis is an expert social media and branding strategist, specializing in monetizing meaningful connection for businesses, nonprofits, corporations and government organizations.
As an alumna of XM Satellite Radio and other stations, Kate’s been acknowledged for setting both listenership and fund-raising records. She’s also an award-winning radio commercial and audio marketing producer, engineer, and voice talent. Having additionally served in a number of sales positions throughout her career, Kate draws on her unique combination of music industry marketing and fund-raising experience, combining music-fan psychology with a public radio-styled business model.
Having earned her degree in English from Skidmore College, Kate is also a published blogger whose marketing-related posts have appeared on a multitude of music and marketing blogs. She’s also been a SXSW marketing panelist and led social media workshops for United Way Worldwide and Walmart.
RUSSELL GRAY JR.
Russell Gray Jr. has extensive executive search experience and is a Managing Director and Certified Executive Coach in the telecommunications, technology and professional services industries. He has successfully placed C-level executives in all functions, in addition to Technical, Sales and Marketing and Professional Services positions. Russ also has a depth of experience in helping domestic clients with overseas needs, as well as foreign clients focused on penetrating U.S. markets.
Russ has additionally served as a senior executive in the healthcare industry and as a Vice President of Human Resources for multiple companies. He is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a Certified Master Coach, offering leadership counsel as well as career transitioning assistance to individuals in all industries.
AL LICHTENSTEIN, CMF
Al Lichtenstein is a Senior Human Resources Executive with a track record of achieving results. As a contributing member of multiple senior management teams, he has worked for companies in the professional services and life sciences industries.
Al has been recognized as a leader in the Human Resource field, supporting organizational growth and development by emphasizing customer-focused and highly responsive corporate strategies. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Human Resources BioScience Alliance and is certified internationally as a Career Management Fellow. He also has extensive experience resolving internal management issues involving difficult employees, developing and implementing results-based performance management processes and aligning them with organizational reward and recognition systems.
In addition, Al has developed and conducted management and leadership development training programs for a number of companies, and facilitated cross-functional teams in the creation of career ladders and career development programs.
G. PETER MORRIS
G. Peter Morris is a Senior Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach who specializes in the leadership development of executives and high-potential individuals at all levels within an organization. He is expert in one-on-one coaching and leading small groups of individuals to develop their leadership skills and optimize their personal performance and leadership potential through greater self-awareness and a personal commitment to changing behaviors.
Peter is the co-author and creator of The Leadership Awakening Experience™, a powerful leadership development model, targeting executive management and corporate high-potential employees. The model is built around the premise that today’s managers will develop into tomorrow’s leaders if they are awakened to the need to develop and/or change their personal behaviors. He is currently writing a book on effective communication and influence.
In addition, Peter utilizes his extensive background and experience in performance management and leadership development, executive coaching, mentoring, Myers Briggs Preference Indicator, “Color Q,” 360° Degree Feedback, team-building and team-facilitation.
NAN SIEMER, CMF
Nan Siemer is a Career Strategist specializing in the area of negotiations and working with a wide variety of clientele from both the public and private sectors and is certified internationally as a Career Management Fellow. She primarily works with individual clients — focusing on maximizing interviewing, networking, resume writing and negotiating skills — to ensure smooth and profitable transitions between careers.
In addition, Nan has been a guest speaker for a wide variety of government, business and professional groups, emphasizing negotiations in the workplace. She has also authored and published numerous articles on the topic of negotiation.
Nan has been recognized for her ability to successfully help individuals and groups achieve professional goals by moving past career barriers through improved communication, media relations, management, leadership and negotiation.
Randall Thacker is a Leadership Coach and Executive Consultant who specializes in creating sustainable change and growth for individuals, businesses, and government and nonprofit organizations. He is also an experienced business strategy, planning and operational facilitator and trainer, focusing on process improvement, organizational assessment, and employee and leadership development.
Through building awareness, clarity of purpose, and capacity, Randall works to empower individuals to achieve and sustain personal development and desired results, emphasizing work/life balance and a passion for one’s career.
Randall received his MBA in Strategic Management and Organizational Development from the George Washington University School of Business and his Leadership Coaching education from Georgetown University. He is a certified Leadership Coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF).