David Wirick, PMP, CMA

Dave Wirick is a Principal for Kreider-Wirick and Visiting Scholar at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs. He has over 25 years of experience in managing projects at Babbage Simmel, the Ohio State University, State of Ohio agencies, and public utility regulatory commissions. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), he is currently focused on expanding the application of project management and business analysis and bringing related operational improvements to public and private sector organizations. He is the author of Managing Public-Sector Projects (forthcoming 2009 by John Wiley and Sons), and The Project Management Imperative: Mastering the Key Survival Skill for the 21st Century Organization. He is a frequent speaker on project management and related topics. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, universities, government agencies, and a variety of other organizations.

In addition to being a Visiting Scholar and Instructor at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, David is a Program Consultant to the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University and serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University. He is the 2008 winner of the Outstanding Teaching Award awarded by the graduating class at the Glenn School. He has taught graduate-level project management courses at the Glenn School and at Ashland University, where he built the project management specialization in the Ashland MBA program. At the Ohio State University, he founded the Commission Transformation Program at the National Regulatory Research Institute. He has taught and consulted with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and more that 30 state public utility commissions around the nation in the areas of strategic planning, organizational design, management training, process improvement, conflict management, performance assessment, and information technologies. He has written widely on topics including alternative dispute resolution, regulatory accounting, regulatory agency change and effectiveness, utility finances, and information systems.

He is the former Commissioner of Administrative Services for the Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities and Director of Finance for the Toledo Mental Health Center.

David studied at the Ohio State University where he earned his M.A. in Public Administration with a specialization in Finance and did graduate course work beyond the M.A. at Ohio State University and Boston College in Finance and Accounting. At Kent State University, David received his B.A. in Political Science, graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a Distinguished Military Graduate. Other educational endeavors include, University of Michigan Business School, Leading Change: Creating Transformational Competencies (An Executive Program) and The Michigan State University, Graduate School of Business Administration, NARUC Regulatory Studies Program in which he was a participant and, from 1997 to 2005, an instructor. David is also a certified facilitator, a mediator and mediation trainer, a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and a Project Management Professional (PMP). He is certificated in project management from Boston University.