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Dr. Thomas A. DeCoster

Matt Cohen Thomas A. DeCoster is a retired professor in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. Tom served as Director of the Executive Education Program at SPEA IUPUI, a position he held for more than 25 years. Tom has conducted seminars for over 123,000 professionals from the Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation and 41 Indiana hospitals, and has also led seminars for senior transportation managers from around the country. His seminars focus on change leadership, strategic leadership, team dynamics, personal productivity and the challenges of contrasting generations. Tom – who has conducted seminars in China, Venezuela, Nigeria, Mexico and the Dominican Republic – is an active keynote speaker who has made over 50 speeches to major professional associations in the past three years.

Tom was a faculty member in SPEA IUPUI's Graduate Program in Health Administration, and is the founding director of the Indiana Hospital Association Management Institute. Currently, Tom is the director of as well as the AASHTO Advanced Leadership Institute and AASHTO National Transportation Leadership Institute.