Took business acumen, tech-savviness, proven program & project management, and procurement & contract management experience on the road to support U.S., U.K. and UAE clients.
Advanced from Program Manager / Director, Consulting Manager / Director (Keane, IBM), and as Vice President (UHG-Optum & BRP)
Proposals (RFX), procurement, contract management, and engineering supporting Federal, State & Local clients in technology, healthcare and military.
Directed successful programs with U.S. Navy (SUPSHIP & NAVSEA), and the States of Maine, Washington, Iowa, Indiana, New York and New Jersey
After SUPSHIP Bath, joined BIW Engineering (as Section Manager), accepted into Management Development Program, then joined Materials (Business Systems Manager), Corporate Initiatives (Program Manager - Work Order / ERP, Time Accounting, Automated Data Collection / Material Control, Warehousing & Distribution), and eventually IT (as EH&S Program Manager.
EH&S Regulatory Compliance Director with Elf-Atochem / Arkema, SAP-TE Program Manager (Enterasys), and Quality Management Office Senior Adviser (eSalton)
Client Relationship and Program Management roles with 10 BCBS Plans, Hospitals, and Health Informatics organizations across the U.S. and U.K.
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Don Gleason is recognized for delivery excellence with a vision directly tied to customer satisfaction. He served as a turnaround CIO for a health plan and now advises client executive teams (business & IT) and manages programs in complex, matrixed organizations and deals effectively with multifaceted and/or sensitive issues with a wide variety of influential internal and external parties.
Don builds strong internal and external relationships that ensure the successful delivery of high-quality services and deepening trust, leveraging / coaching / mentoring client teams – to assure sustainability. He is passionate about innovation, ingenuity, and has a strategic mindset to motivate, stimulate and implement innovation processes from throughout the organizations (CEO-level on down).
Don is familiar with barriers to success and work with client leadership, process and project teams using tailor-made tools and assets to aid in the organization’s quest for success. He brings a uniqueness in strategic thinking blended with proven coaching skills that stimulate and motivate others on the path towards making innovation work and achieving operational excellence.
Finally, his organizational and cultural awareness affords him the ability to build high performance teams, deepen relationships, and foster a cooperative work environment with a wide range of constituencies in diverse & inclusive communities.