John Kmetz is President of Transition Assistance Associates, a selective firm of professionals who assist companies and organizations in diagnosing challenges and formulating transition strategies to meet them. Before retiring, he was also Faculty Director of the Advanced Project Management Program, and Associate Professor in the Department of Business Administration, at the University of Delaware. He has been with the University since 1977, and teaches international business, management, and graduate courses on business consulting. He took his MBA and Doctor of Business Administration at the University of Maryland. While doing his DBA he also worked with Leadership Resources, Inc., serving as Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors from 1968 to 1978.