Thomas R. (Tom) Edgar
SA-TECH Advisory Board Member
Mr. Edgar is President of T. R. Edgar & Associates, a Consulting firm specializing in all aspects of Human Resources Management. The firm’s primary mission is to help small to medium-sized companies increase their productivity and profitability through the more effective and efficient use of their principal resource – human capital. A by-product of this mission is to educate management on the need to comply with the myriad labor laws to help avoid litigation and to provide a positive environment in which employees can thrive.
He is the principal author of a Career Progression Program that was copyrighted several years ago. This Program has been successfully implemented in over 100 companies throughout the United States, serving as a fundamental compensation system and, even more, the architecture of the entire Human Resources Program.
A common by-product of the Career Progression Program is Management Training. Mr. Edgar has developed a series of training programs to help managers better understand their expanded role from a “specialist” to getting things done through others. The topic areas include: What is a Manager, Selection Interviewing, Effective Delegation, Performance Management, Communications, Legislative Awareness, Team Building, Conflict Management, and other specialized subjects.
Prior to starting his own consulting practice, Mr. Edgar spent over 25 years in the corporate world where he served as a senior manager and principal Human Resources executive for a major bank and for three professional services companies supporting the Federal Government, primarily DoD. During his tenure, each of these companies enjoyed dramatic growth and success, resulting in either a merger or outright sale. These experiences helped him better understand the integration of very diverse cultures.
Mr. Edgar is a Certified Compensation Professional, a designation granted by the American Compensation Association (World at Work). He also maintains active membership in HR Alliance, the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Human Resources Leadership Forum (HRLF), and the Washington Area Total Rewards Association (WATRA), of which he was President for 6 years.
Mr. Edgar earned an undergraduate degree from Boston University and a graduate degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. He has also served as Adjunct Professor/Instructor at The American University, Marymount University, and Virginia Tech. Currently, he serves on the Board of Advisors at Shenandoah University.
Several organizations have taken advantage of Mr. Edgar’s extensive experience and qualifications and have engaged him to serve as an advisor to the Board or as a consultant to the Compensation Committee of the Board.