Alan Feirer is a problem-solver, leadership trainer, speaker, and organizational development consultant. For the last 12 years, he has done business as Group Dynamic, making a difference in the lives of others by working with managers, directors, leadership teams, staffs, and team members to maximize the potential of their organization through leadership training, team-building and strategic planning. Alan Feirer was a band director for 19 years. A native of Winneconne, Wisconsin, Mr. Feirer graduated from Wartburg College in 1991. He earned his Master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003, and was invited to present his final paper at the Iowa Music Educators Association conference that year. Since 1994, Alan has served on the staff of American Legion "Hawkeye" Boys State as facilitator, speaker, and band director. Since 1996, he has served as an advisor and coach coordinator for Iowa Ambassadors of Music. Since 2003, he has served as co‐ chair of the Iowa Jazz Championships. Mr. Feirer lives in Winterset, Iowa, with his wife, Julie, and daughter, Mara. He holds membership in many professional organizations, including Optimists, Madison County Area Chamber of Commerce (currently a member of the board of directors), Greater Des Moines Partnership, the Society for Research in Music Education and the American Society for Training and Development. Feirer's other interests include competitive Scrabble, running, travel, dining, and playing Wii with his seven‐year old daughter, Mara.