Tor Dahl, Founder, Chairman and CEO

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Tor Dahl, Founder, Chairman and CEO

Tor Dahl is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Tor Dahl & Associates. He is an economist, consultant, and associate professor at the University of Minnesota.

Tor has written extensively in professional journals, served as a consultant to a number of foreign governments and U.S. corporations, states, governmental departments, and universities. He coordinated and edited the Proceedings from the White House Conference on the Vinland National Center, and chaired international conferences on lifestyle and health.  He is Chairman Emeritus of the World Confederation of Productivity Science, founder of the World Academy of Productivity Science and has served on a number of national and state councils and task forces.  He served as the Governor’s Representative on the Minnesota Coalition on Health Care Costs, and on the blue ribbon task force on State Health Priorities.

A Fulbright Scholar in Economics, Tor has published works on economics, management, health, productivity, and behavioral change.  He was educated at the Norwegian University School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen, Norway, and at the University of Minnesota.  In recent years, he has worked with sophisticated electronic instrumentation that measures productivity, stress, and job satisfaction of executives and managers on the job, and studied the linkages between these variables and such factors as health status and successful behavioral change.

Tor has been a keynote speaker or presenter at a number of national meetings of the American Hospital Association, the Society for the Advancement of Management, the World Confederation of Productivity Science, the Operations Research Society of America, the American Economics Association, the American Public Health Association, the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, and others.

He is a founder of “Ski for Light”, the Vinland National Center, the Extensor Corporation, the Norwegian American Cultural Institute, and his own consulting firm—Tor Dahl & Associates.  In 2008, he was recognized by King Harald of Norway for his work in economics and productivity and also for his contributions to furthering Norwegian-American relations, having been dubbed knight and officer of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit.

 

Tor Dahl, Founder, Chairman and CEO

Tor Dahl, Founder, Chairman and CEO

Tor Dahl is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Tor Dahl & Associates. He is an economist, consultant, and associate professor at the University of Minnesota.

Loretta Hazlett, President

Loretta Hazlett, President

With a diverse professional background in sales, marketing, advertising, education, theatre, horse racing, the automotive business, and automotive financing, Ms. Hazlett has particular strength in the area of facilitating change to accommodate productivity growth in service sectors of every kind. 

Dan Barr

Dan Barr

Dan Barr has held a wide variety of leadership positions since first elected to office in 1955. He served on the Boards of three corporations during the early 1960s and has worked with individuals, groups and organizations interested in constructive change ever since. 

Elin Kaafjeld

Elin Kaafjeld

Elin first worked with TDA as part of The Performance Group in Oslo, Norway, a TDA licensee. Elin's strengths and accomplishments include planning, scheduling and managing projects both in Norway and in other countries. 

Gaute Sandberg, Senior Associate

Gaute Sandberg is a certified interviewer, data analyst, and work group facilitator in the Tor Dahl Performance Improvement Process.  

Paula Sandberg, Associate

Paula has more than 27 years of experience in group facilitation, event planning, organizational communication, team development and project implementation.

Jane White Schneeweis, M.A., Associate

Jane White Schneeweis holds a B.A. in Education from the College of St. Benedict, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary’s University.

Maureen Schriner, Ph.D., Senior Associate

Maureen Schriner, PhD, brings a wide array of professional and academic experiences to her work as a consultant for TDA.

Cameron Strong

Cam is a consultant and former healthcare operations executive with extensive and diversified experience, both public and private, in insurance and hospital and clinic administration. 

Dwayne Earl Tharp

Dwayne Earl Tharp worked for DuPont Films for 13 years in production before moving onto the High Performance Team as Coordinator.