Dale Carnegie Training Elects Three New Board Members

Hauppauge, NY - May 30, 2014 - Dale Carnegie Training, the worldwide leader in professional development, performance improvement, leadership training, and employee engagement, announced Thomas Patterson, Michael Searles and Suzanne Sutter as new members of the Dale Carnegie & Associates Board of Directors.

"Dale Carnegie Training is dedicated to achieving extraordinary business results by continuously improving our programs that offer employees the knowledge, skills, and practices they need to add value to their companies," said Peter Handal, Chairman and CEO of Dale Carnegie Training. "I know our new Directors' expertise will have a positive impact further developing these results and guiding Dale Carnegie as we enter our Second Century."

Thomas Patterson is Founder of Wize.com and Executive Chairman and Founder of Tinker Inc., a mobile enterprise startup. He is an executive leader with a proven track record of delivering growth and profitability for both startups and established companies, and serves on many Advisory Boards in a variety of technical and financial related industries.

Michael Searles is President and CEO of Benjamin Moore & Co. a company owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire-Hathaway. Throughout his many years of experience, Searles held a number of strategic and leadership positions, including Executive Vice President of Toys "R" Us and President of Kids "R" Us stores. He was also Chairman and CEO of Wilsons Leather. Searles has served on several not-for-profit boards and is co-founder of K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations).

Suzanne Sutter has served in various capacities at Cole National Corporation, including Vice President of Human Resources and Senior Vice President - Organization Development and Planning. She was also President of Things Remembered – a specialty retailer of personalized gifts with over 600 stores in the United States, as well as a strong catalog and e-commerce business. Sutter served as Chair of the National Board of Trustees of the Make-A-Wish Foundation America, and is currently a Consultant to the Foundation.

About Dale Carnegie Training®

Dale Carnegie Training® partners with middle market and large corporations as well as organizations to produce measurable business results by improving the performance of employees with emphasis on leadership skills, sales, team building and interpersonal relations, customer service, public speaking and presentations and other essential management skills. Dale Carnegie’s corporate training specialists work with individuals, groups and organizations to design solutions that unleash your employees’ potential, enabling organizations to reach the next level of performance. Dale Carnegie Training® offers public courses, seminars and workshops, as well as in-house customized training, corporate assessments, online learning and one-on-one coaching.

Dale Carnegie Training is available in 30 languages, covers the entire United States and reaches over 85 countries. Approximately eight million people throughout the world have experienced Dale Carnegie Training, and includes 400 of the Fortune 500 companies as its clients. Dale Carnegie Training® was recently included in the prominent list of 20 companies as one of the Top Leadership Training Companies by TrainingIndustry.com. Additionally, Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, was featured on the United States Department of Labor’s list of "Books that Shaped Work in America," illustrating the legacy of Dale Carnegie and relevance of Dale Carnegie Training® today. In May 2014, Dale Carnegie was also named one of the top 50 leadership and management experts on Inc. Magazine online.

In honor of its 100th Anniversary, Dale Carnegie Training® commissioned an extensive study on Employee Engagement in the United States. The study, which unearthed vital factors that contribute to workplace success in relation to engaged employees, establishes the emotions of enthusiasm, empowerment, inspiration and confidence integral to positive engagement.

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