About George Dow

  • George DowA specialist in career planning and development, George has helped over 3,000 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
Professional Experience

George Dow Consulting, Owner, 2010-present

Right Management, VP, Executive Career Consulting, 1996-2010
University of Minnesota 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


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

Community Service, recent and ongoing

Member and Instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Minnesota Chapter, 2019 to present

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 & retirement 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, History Theatre, 2016 to present
Board Member, Southdale YMCA, 2016 to 2019


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