Ken Mayer M.A., SPHR – Vice President 



Ken Mayer, Vice President – Consulting Services for The Mayer Group, Inc.,

Ken's expertise is focused in organization development with an emphasis on measureable performance improvement, including leadership / management alignment and coaching, collaborative team formation and facilitation, performance measurement, process design and improvement, organization planning and design, strategic and operations planning, and executive and operations management development.

Throughout a corporate career that spanned more than 25 years, Ken managed significant changes in business strategy, work process, environment and culture in a variety of organizational settings. He has directed operations, including financial and personnel management for organizations as large as 600 employees and designed, organized and implemented internal organization development, change process and management consulting for a four-state, 21,000 employee company. He also facilitated and participated in numerous strategic planning and change management projects at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and Payless ShoeSource during his management career.

Since forming The Mayer Group in 1994, Ken has assisted a variety of service, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profit, logistics, and airline industry organizations. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Payless ShoeSource, American Airlines, AAR, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Horizon Bank, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, KU Medical Center, ScriptPro, Health Decisions, Carondolet Medical Center, Long Term Care Physicians, YMCA of Greater Kansas City, Gregg & Associates, Universal Manufacturing, Geoff Howe Marketing Communications, Froelich Pycior Companies, Goforth Construction, The Corridor Group, American Business Women's Association, PetNet, FaciliTeam, and Pony Express Delivery Services are some of the clients Ken has served.

Ken has coached executives, managers, and teams at all corporate levels and has facilitated numerous organization change planning and leadership development sessions, designed and facilitated full scale organization change initiatives, worked with operations management to redesign work processes and related jobs, established and facilitated collaborative work teams, designed and implemented successful turnover reduction programs, developed and facilitated collaborative group problem-solving/decision making processes, redesigned performance measurement systems, facilitated joint union-management initiatives and developed and delivered management development training among many other services.

In addition to holding an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Master's Degrees in Business Management and Human Resource Development, Ken maintains memberships in the Society of Human Resource Management. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute, a national certification organization. He taught Labor Relations Law and Compensation Management at William Jewel College for four years. He served on the Executive Committee of the Labor Management Council of Greater Kansas City for two years. Ken also served as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau.

The Mayer Group, Inc.