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Tom Draffen Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Public Administration and Policy

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Tom Draffen
SPA | Public Administration
Kerwin Hall ST06
Bio
Tom supports leaders in the development of their strengths and skills to develop a global model of stewardship. Tom is the Vice President of Operations for Objective Area Solutions, LLC, a boutique consulting firm delivering technical, management, and leadership consulting to inspire people‐centered values for creating effective and resilient public sector organizations. He leverages his technical experience matched with a focus on leadership and organizational performance to deliver value to the company’s client base while positively impacting the business bottom line, managing daily operations, and ensuring efficiency and organizational effectiveness.



Tom has a B.S. in IT Management from American Military University, a M.S. in Organizational Leadership from National University, is a PMI PMP, and an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC). He has guest lectured for National University’s on consulting and assessments and is adjunct lecturer with American University’s Key Executive Leadership Programs. He often speaks on organizational paradoxes and stewardship governance.
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Teaching

Spring 2024

  • PUAD-021 Topics in Executive Mmgt: Leveraging Networks MRP 16

  • PUAD-022 Leadership for Key Executives: Ldrshp for KeyExctvs OIG EL46

  • PUAD-022 Leadership for Key Executives: Ldrshp for KeyExctvs OIG EL47