Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, CEO
Ann Herrmann-Nehdi is CEO of Herrmann International and a respected thought leader on leveraging thinking preferences to improve leadership, business and learning performance. In her role as CEO Ann seeks to apply the principles of Whole Brain® Thinking to her varied responsibilities: from day-to-day operations to sales to workshop design and presentations.
Having resided in Europe for 13 years, Ann brings a global perspective to the company. Since joining Herrmann International USA more than 20 years ago, her personal goal is to promote a better understanding of how individuals and organizations think and become more effective, as well as to enhance leadership, learning and communication technologies worldwide through the application and development of the Whole Brain® concept.
A highly sought-after expert in her field, Ann has written for and been interviewed by a variety of media outlets, sharing her insights into how thinking preferences impact productivity, creativity, problem solving and overall business results. With her Whole Brain® approach to presenting, she is an engaging and in-demand speaker, providing keynotes and educational sessions for Fortune 500 companies and industry associations around the world.
A contributor to a number of scholarly and industry journals and handbooks, she is currently completing a new book that will provide leaders with a blueprint for greater success in the 21st century, based on what we know about how the brain and business work.
Ann is an ISA (Instructional Systems Association) and Eureka Ranch board member, a member of the SmartBriefs on Workforce Advisory Board, an advisor to the American Creativity Association and Innovation Network, a founder of the Hickory Nut Gorge Community Foundation, and serves on other non-profit and for-profit boards. In addition, she is a faculty member for the Institute of Management Studies. Follow Ann on Twitter @annhermann
Orin Salas, Vice President of Sales
Orin Salas is the Vice President of Sales for Herrmann International and is responsible for business development and client retention. He has more than 20 years of experience in training, assessment, sales leadership and business development.
Prior to joining Herrmann, Orin held senior business development and sales management positions within several U.S. training companies. He also has extensive experience leading sales and business development teams in the software industry, and has managed a team that marketed change management products and services. Orin started his career with American Greetings Corporation, where he spent nine years in sales and sales leadership positions.
Orin earned his master’s degree in Strategic Leadership from Amber University, and he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northwood University. Orin and his family reside in South Carolina.
Kevin Sensenig, Product Development Director
Kevin brings twenty years of experience in management, leadership, education and training for organizations, most recently as Global Vice President of Learning and Organization Development for Dale Carnegie®, where he led the global trainer network. He previously served as CEO & Managing Directorfor JR Rodgers & Associates, Inc., Dale Carnegie Systems®, supporting senior executives in growing their business and developing their people. His specializations include organization assessment, strategic facilitation regarding business planning and business succession, as well as business training and coaching.
Kevin is a Registered Organization Development Professional (RODP) and member of the Organization Development Institute (ODI), ASTD, SHRM, Epsilon Delta Epsilon, Delta Pi Epsilon and Phi Kappa Phi. He co-edited The Sourcebook for Self-Directed Learning with Dr. William J. Rothwell, and has written for publications such as T&D Magazine, Training Magazine and Talent Management Magazine.