Tom Spencer, Ph.D.


Tom Spencer, President and Chief Executive Officer, joined Aubrey Daniels International in 2000, initially serving as Director of Strategy Integration and Chief Operating Officer. 

Prior to joining ADI, Tom served as the Chief Learning Officer of KeepSmart (now SmartPros) and in various leadership positions in behavioral consulting companies. Tom was actively involved in strategy design, infrastructure and workforce development, the evaluation of partnership and merger opportunities, and the management of daily operations.

Tom’s approach to consulting is pragmatic and grounded in the science of behavior, creating positive change in management practices, organizational systems, and critical business results.

Tom earned a doctorate in psychology (behavior analysis) from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Northeastern University. Tom has published articles and blog posts on leadership, consequence management, performance fluency, and technology development.

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