Emeritus Advisors

IA Emeritus Advisors are former IA CEO’s, Board Directors, and Senior Consultants who graciously offer their time to advise IA consultants and management.

David Straus
David Straus

David Straus founded Interaction Associates (IA) in 1969. Over the years, he served as a principal consultant, President & CEO, and Chairman of the Board.

Thomas Rice
Thomas J. Rice
Former President & CEO

Thomas J. Rice is a former President & CEO of Interaction Associates. He is also a co-founder and former Chairman of the Board of The Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC).

Peter Gibb
Peter Gibb
Former Board Director and Senior Consultant

Peter Gibb is a former partner and Board Member of Interaction Associates. During his career with IA, he consulting to and trained leaders at dozens of companies and organizations including  as Ford, DuPont, McKinsey, Monsanto, and the United Way. 

Linda Dunkel
Linda Dunkel
Former Board Chairperson, President & CEO

Linda Dunkel is an executive coach and consultant specializing in collaborative culture transformation. Linda is a Board Chair Emeritus of Interaction Associates, a former President and CEO and, earlier in her career at IA, a Regional Manager and Director of Client Solutions.

Jamie Harris
Jamie Harris
Former Board Chairperson and Senior Consultant

In his twenty years at IA, Jamie’s led multi-year engagements in both the private and public sectors in the United States, Switzerland, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Mary Gelinas
Mary Gelinas, Ed.D
Former Senior Consultant and Employee Owner

Mary V. Gelinas, Ed.D. is a former Board Director and Senior Organization Consultant at IA. She was a major contributor to IA’s first product licensing system that distributed IA IP to hundreds of companies across North America.

Marybeth Tahar
Former Board Chairperson & Senior Consultant

In the field of learning and performance improvement for 30+ years, Marybeth has helps leaders in 100+ organizations align strategy, build high-potential bench strength, and execute multi-stakeholder and mission-critical initiatives.

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