dam is a frequent, sought-after speaker and author on a diverse range of topics. A trained facilitator with a broad and deep organization development and management background, he is adept at getting the very best out of group interactions, from small team meetings to being the keynote speaker at large conferences.

As a trainer, Adam envisioned and implemented the TEA Management Effectiveness Series, an agency-specific nine-course curriculum for managers that resulted in significant gains in the agency’s supervision construct scores on the state’s Survey of Employee Engagement.

Recent Presentations and Publications

“Politics, Petroleum and Propositions: Public Sector Perspectives
for Fiscal 2014,” opening general session, Weaver Public Sector CPE Day, September 17, 2013

Contracting for Best Value: A Policy White Paper” (with Cindy Reed), Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute, April 2013

Post-traumatic Layoff Syndrome,” AICPA Corporate Finance Insider, June 2012

“Treading Carefully, Taking Risks: The World of the Push-Button Stakeholder” (Keynote address), United States Department of Education National Management Information Systems Conference, 2010

“Walk the Walk: Capitalizing on the Business Partnership” (with Dr. Rick Goldgar), CIO Executive Summit, 2010

“Beyond Nerds and Geeks: Effective Employee Engagement for the Emerging CIO” (with Dr. Tom Shindell), Texas CIO Academy, 2010

“Management Lessons from the Basketball Court,” Texas Education Agency Summer Management Series, 2010

“Manning the Battlements: Protecting Resources in Tough Budgetary Times,” Center for Digital Government, Rising Above Budget Cuts Conference, 2010

Rose Bowl Dreams

Adam’s 2008 memoir ROSE BOWL DREAMS was published by St. Martin’s Press to wide acclaim.

No true football fan should miss ROSE BOWL DREAMS. It’s more than a football book; it’s an inspiring commentary on life itself.

-Winston Groom