Richard Berry

Richard Berry


Senior Strategic Planning Executive

Providing the expertise in strategy development and implementation that positions organizations for long-term growth.

15+ years of experience in private and public sectors | MS degree & Doctorate | Strategist Certification

  • Recognized for excellence in thought leadership, strategy development, and successful fulfillment of key objectives.
  • Proven and outstanding ability to build, train, mentor, and lead top-performing teams to exceed expectations.
  • Experience in providing recommendations for strategic initiatives to upper-level and executive management.
  • Skilled in working across departments, sectors, and partner organizations to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Core Knowledge and Skill Areas

Strategic Planning & Execution; New Procedure & Policy Development;  Complex Project & Program Leadership; Change Facilitation; Management & Executive Coaching; Organizational Mission & Vision Development; Strategic Partnerships & Alliances; Consensus Building; Innovative Solutions; Cross-Sector Collaboration

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Present

Director of Strategic

J9, Pacific Outreach
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Deputy Directorate at U.S. Pacific Command (5 years 6 months) Brought on board to develop dynamic partnerships within the public and private sectors. Focus efforts on providing a more comprehensive approach to security in the Asia-Pacific region through concentration on economics and trade as well as sustainability and cultural issues. Direct cross-sector team of 7 in traveling region-wide and building relationships, alliances, and agreements to provide unique capabilities for supplying security. Develop and orchestrate the 4-Star Commander's senior leadership engagement strategy with key influencers across the public, private, and civil sectors. Led design for 1st“ Whole of Society,” “ International” framework for building resilient societies(alternative energy, water, disaster management, and education). Page1
Nov 2008 - May 2010

Change Management Consultant

Booz Allen Hamilton
Strategy and Change Management Consultant at (1 year 7 months) In charge of developing, implementing, and monitoring Strategic Communication(SC) program that articulated clearly the U.S.' goals, policies, and values to allies and adversaries in the Asia-Pacific region. Subsequently asked to lead team in planning reorganization of the U.S. Pacific Command that would allow it to align its intentions and communicate effectively from the Command to all its internal and external constituents.
Sep 2005 - Nov 2008

Chief Strategy Officer

Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies
Chief Strategy Officer at (3 years 3 months) Advocated and championed change management programs as well as leading an organizational development staff in improving the internal problem-solving and renewal process. Led an independent, cross-functional team on strategy planning projects and spearheaded development of the organization's cross-divisional plans as well as its growth strategy. Played critical role in increasing budget by 25% through convincing Congress and the Secretary of Defense of the viability for the Center's needs. Designed academic program for the
Jun 2003 - May 2005


United States Military Academy
Instructor at (2 years) Advised and mentored group of 600+ team members in techniques to optimize opportunities within the academic, military, ethical, and physical demands involved with becoming an Officer. Earned recognition from West Point and private industry for leading the transformation of the Cadet Training Leadership Systems into a more holistic program following 9/11.
1995 - 2000

Financial Consultant/sales Manager

Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch
Financial Consultant/Sales Manager at (5 years) Earned national recognition as a“ Winner's Circle Member” by generating $50 million in consulting revenues within 2 years, leading to ranking in the top 10% of all financial consultants nationwide. Contributed to the company's transition from transaction-based to fee-based revenues.




Murray State University
2012 - 2012

Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
2003 - 2007


The George Washington University
2002 - 2003


1985 - 1989


Murray State University




Department of Defense

Top Secret/SCI

Department of Defense