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Sandra Davis

Sandra Davis is chair and co-founder of MDA Leadership Consulting in Minneapolis, a premier national leadership development, talent assessment and organizational performance firm. As director of MDA’s CEO and Board Services practice, Sandra specializes in senior executive talent evaluation, CEO selection and succession planning, and CEO and board evaluations and relationship development. She is widely known as an industry thought leader, counting numerous Fortune 500 firms among her clients.

Sandra is the author of the books Pearls of Leadership Wisdom: Lessons for Everyday Leaders and Reinventing Yourself: Life Planning After 50. In addition, she has contributed numerous chapters and articles in professional books and journals on topics related to assessment, leadership development, coaching and succession. Her article, “Scenario Planning, Not Succession Planning,” appears in the May/June 2014 issue of The Corporate Board.

Sandra earned her B.S. from Iowa State University and her Ph.D. in counseling psychology with an emphasis in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is a fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and of the American Psychological Association. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking and bicycling, and exploring diverse countries and cultures.

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