Todd is the founder and President of Popham & Associates, a professional services firm located in Maryland. His passion is building generous leaders and healthy organizations. Popham & Associates provides small business consulting, executive coaching, and leadership training to clients across the United States.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Todd was a senior leader at State Farm Insurance for thirty-two years in seven United States locations. His areas of expertise include leadership development, strategy, human resources, governance, and business development.
Todd is also an award-winning instructor and author, publishing Five Minutes to Lead and the monthly “Generous Leader” newsletter. He is also an Instructor and Executive Coach in the EMBA program at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.
Client, Organization, and Industry Experience
Todd has experience in the manufacturing, financial services, health care, non-profit, and higher education sectors. His client portfolio includes strategic work with small business owners, coaching CEOs to first line leaders, and offering interpersonal skills leadership training to private sector and non-profit clients.
Todd has diverse leadership experiences including managing large business units, leading a start-up of a new HR regional facility, and working directly with executives over twenty years. He actively engages in professional development and has participated in leadership programs at Harvard University, University of Michigan, University of Virginia, and the Center for Creative Leadership. His non-profit leadership experience includes founding an educational foundation and board chair for multiple non-profits. He currently serves on the executive committee of ATHENA International – an organization committed to honoring, developing, and supporting women leaders.
Education, Certifications, Memberships, Publications
• Gustavus Adolphus College, BA, Economics
• Gustavus Adolphus College, National Advisory Board
• Bradley University, MBA, Executive
• Bradley University Faculty Outstanding MBA Award
• CPCU Center For Leadership Excellence Teaching Award
• Six Sigma Green Belt, DISC/CCL/Hogan Assessments
• USA Hockey Master Coach