Wayne M. Powell has acquired iBossWell, Inc., a leading strategic planning and organizational development company, and will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer. Wayne succeeds Denise McNerney, who founded and led the company as president and CEO for more than 20 years. She will continue in a new role as Chief Consulting and Business Development Officer.
As CEO, Wayne will chart the strategic direction for the company and provide leadership to iBossWell consultants and staff as they continue to deliver high quality strategic planning and organizational development solutions.
Remarking on the leadership change, Denise expressed great satisfaction in executing a succession plan “that relied on identifying the right partner and leader who could build upon our success and bring valuable knowledge and skills to advance and enhance the services we offer to current and future clients.” Denise noted, “Wayne brings the right combination of business experience and passion for the community to lead and grow iBossWell into the future.”
With this change, Denise will shift almost 100 percent of her focus to serving current clients and working to develop new relationships. She will also lead efforts to create new and refresh current consulting services, advancing the company’s offerings in strategy and organizational development, and leadership performance. Denise shared, “it will continue to be my honor and joy to work with our clients in support of their public, private, philanthropic and social sector missions, helping them do great work better.”
Wayne brings almost 25 years of increasing and diverse experience as a Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Federal Reserve senior executive. His background includes providing strategic direction and leadership to a variety of business functions including finance, operations, administrative services, risk management, corporate and marketing communications, and community investment. He has served as a leader on a variety of nonprofit boards, most recently as Chair of the Health Forward Foundation, and on the Executive Committees of Nonprofit Connect and the Central Exchange, and currently serves on the University of Kansas Medical Center Advancement board.
“I could not be more excited to join the iBossWell team and to blend my expertise in defining and executing strategy and optimizing the performance of organizations with the knowledge and skills that exist inside this company. At a time when many nonprofit, for-profit and government agencies seek to calibrate their strategies and cultivate organizational culture to succeed in a very challenging environment, this evolution in the business positions iBossWell to build on its already solid reputation and expand opportunities in the market," stated Powell.
Wayne earned a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts from Gettysburg College. He also completed Executive Education coursework at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.