For 10 years, Ed Betof was vice president for talent management and chief learning officer at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), a global medical technology company. He was instrumental in developing BD University, which successfully designed and implemented the leaders-as-teachers concept.
Since retiring in 2007, he has been senior fellow and academic director of Wharton Executive Education's Executive Program in Work-Based Learning Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania, a first-of-a-kind doctoral program at a major university designed to prepare chief learning officers. He is also a faculty member of the Institute for Management Studies.
Betof's earlier background includes key leadership roles at Hoffman-La Roche, the Reliance Insurance Companies, and Manchester Consulting, where he created the "Newly Appointed Leader Coaching" process. He holds a doctoral degree from Temple University and has served on ASTD's board of directors. Betof also has contributed to numerous journals and professional publications and was lead author of Just Promoted! How to Survive and Thrive in Your First 12 Months as a Manager (McGraw-Hill).