About The Author
71 Golden Glen Drive
Simi Valley, California 93065
Vice President Human Resources
Ted currently serves as Vice President Human Resources- Global Manufacturing for Amgen Inc. located in Thousand Oaks, California. Prior to accepting the position with Amgen, he served as Sr. Director, Human Resources for Dell Computer Business Group in Nashville, Tennessee. At Dell, he managed the human resources/community relations functions that included employee relations and training for the facility.
Before joining Dell, Ted spent 25 years in human resources with the General Electric Company, a manufacturer of products ranging from large appliances, lighting, electrical components and aircraft engines. He is a graduate of the well-known General Electric HR training program. Prior to GE, Ted spent three years serving in the U.S. Army including serving as a member of the President’s Honor Guard in Ft. Myers, Virginia. He also served a tour of duty in the Republic of Viet Nam where he was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal of Valor.
As part of his community activities, he served as chairman of the Urban League Board of Directors in Greenville, S.C., board member of the Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery, AL, board member of the United Way, Montgomery, AL and Greenville S.C., and board member of Junior Achievement in Nashville, TN. Ted currently serves as board member of the Moorpark College Foundation, a past Polemarch (President) of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and now serves as a board member of the Ventura Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Ted earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Franklin Business/Law School after attending Ohio State University for 2 years. He received his Master of Education and Counseling degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C.
His family includes his wife Debra and 4 children. Ted’s hobbies are writing, public speaking, jogging, tennis and golf.
He attends church at Simi Valley Second Missionary Baptist church where he participates with the male chorus and has served on the Trustee Board. He has a love of music, biking, skating, and reading. He currently has three books published entitled “The Tragedy of Darkness” “My Personal War Within” and The Success Factor.