David A. Pierson, Chair
David A. Pierson, PhD, is a donor family member and former President of The Pierson Group, which he founded in 1997. Mr. Pierson’s general emphasis is human resource consulting with a concentration in diagnosing and designing fixed and variable reward programs for all employee levels. He has extensive experience in developing performance-based compensation programs in a variety of industries including healthcare; medical equipment, electronic and general manufacturing; finance; distribution and consumer products. He has 25 years of experience in human resources consulting, and was previously a tenured faculty member of the Human Resource Administration Department at Temple University's Fox School of Business. Dr. Pierson earned a BME in mechanical engineering in 1970, a Master's Degree in industrial relations in 1973 and a PhD in industrial relations in 1976, all from the University of Minnesota. He was an instructor in World at Work's certification series for many years and was honored with their Lifetime Achievement Award.