About George Dow

George DowA specialist in career planning and development, George has helped over 1,500 executives improve their career transition effectiveness, to ensure “fit” in their future position, and to review and help shape the strategic alignment of their chosen career path. He is highly effective in the development of executive job campaign strategies, whether the choice is traditional reemployment, an alternative career direction, or a more significant career transformation.

Positions held prior to private practice

Right Management, VP, Executive Career Consulting, 1996-2010
Carlson School of Management, Senior Lecturer, 2003-2005
Career Dynamics, Executive Career Consultant, 1989-1996

Professional Association Leadership

Past President, Minnesota Association of Career Management Professionals
Past Board Member, International Association of Career Management Professionals

Recent Honors

Jules Kerlan Lifetime Achievement Award, Minnesota Career Development Association 2009
Faculty of the Year Nomination, Carlson School of Management, 2005

Community Service, recent and ongoing

Member and Presenter, Social Venture Partners at the local level and national conference in
2011, and lead partner to the Twin Cities Urban Debate League, 2012 to 2016
Annual Keynote Speaker, Leadership Philadelphia
Presenter, numerous church, community and university career programs annually
Mentor, Menttium program for high potential business women since 2011
Past Board Member and broadly involved annually, First Universalist Church, Minneapolis
Service Dog Foster Home Trainer, Helping Paws in Hopkins, Minnesota, 2008-2010
MC and singer for the Satin Dolls Senior Dance Performance Group since 2007
Board Member, Students Today, Leaders Forever, 2014 to 2016
Board Member, History Theatre, 2016 to present
Board Member, Southdale YMCA, 2016 to present
Board Member, COMPAS, 2017 to present


MBA, Marketing Emphasis, University of St. Thomas
Mini MBA, Non-Profit Leadership, University of St. Thomas
BA Psychology and Communications, Hamline University