Biography - the Community Advancement Network

Near Consulting Group, LLC
David R. Near
David Near is President of The Near Consulting Group, LLC. The Near Consulting
Group (NGC) was founded in 2005 to provide general business and human resources
consulting services to a variety of organizations with a focus on nonprofits. More
specifically the NGC provides recognized and proven expertise in the following areas:
Strategic Planning & Implementation
Focus Group Study Design & Facilitation
Board Structure, Performance & Governance
Non-Profit Corporation Formation, Management & Funding
Work Process Development & Implementation
Workforce Planning including Competency Model-Based Recruiting
Human Capital Valuation & Management
Intellectual Capital Management
Project Planning & Execution
Ideation & Problem Solving
Recent clients of NGC include The American Red Cross, Center for Family Health,
Marriage Matters Jackson, Bordener Engineered Surfaces, Camp Fire Midland County,
Marathon Oil Corporation, Valley Lutheran High School, Consumers Energy Foundation,
Weatherwax Foundation, Midland Area Community Foundation, Jackson Community
Foundation, and Roscommon County Community Foundation.
David Near retired from The Dow Chemical Company after 27 years in 2005 as Global
Portfolio Management Director for the Human Resources Department. During his career
at Dow David held a variety of global research and business management positions in
North America and Europe. He is recognized for his skills in strategy development,
qualitative research, global work process development & implementation, organizational
design & effectiveness, product & technology development, intellectual capital
management, and human capital valuation & management. David is a graduate of
Colorado State University and the University of Michigan Business School (Executive
Education Program).
Near Consulting Group, LLC
Midland, MI