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Louis R. Forbringer 


Executive Coach, Consultant, and Organizational Psychologist

Louis (Lou) Forbringer, is president of Woodmark Group, LLC, and brings over 30 years of corporate and consulting experience to Silverwood. He works with organizations in the areas of leadership development, executive coaching, succession planning, organization development, culture change, and change management. Lou often leads our leadership development and succession planning.


Past clients have included the VA, Mirage Resorts, Laclede Gas, Edward Jones, Lord Corp., Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, American Bankers’ Association, US Bank, DRS Technologies, BP America, KeyCorp, and Catholic Health Initiatives. He served as the Vice President of Organizational Talent Management at Catholic Health Initiatives (2008-2014) where he led a wide range of Human Capital Management projects and programs including their succession planning, leadership development, and executive coaching initiatives.


Currently, he is an adjunct professor of Health Care Leadership at George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  Previously, he was adjunct faculty at the Olin School of Business (1996-2008) teaching Leadership and Change Management in the MBA and Executive MBA programs and at Maryville University, teaching graduate courses in Leadership and Organizational Behavior.  Lou has served on the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Foundation Board as its President and also served as a Director on the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) board and as a Director on the board of the American Banker's Association.  He has been a member of the editorial board of the Human Resource Management Journal and an ad hoc reviewer for Personnel Psychology.




Lou received his Ph.D. and MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron and his BA in Psychology from Allegheny College.

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