Meet Joe Crandall, Owner, Greencastle Associates Consulting, LLC. Learn how this former Navy SEAL, Veteran volunteer and former Nevada, now Jersey, resident says incorporating change management into every project ensures long term success and adoption.
Meet Joe in person at the 10th Change Management for Utilities Conference, March 2nd and 3rd in St. Pete Beach, FL, where he’ll share how to lead large scale projects with change management techniques – learned from the military and applied to the utility industry – for successful results.
Q: Name, title, company
A: Joe Crandall, Owner, Greencastle Associates Consulting, LLC
Q: Family, hometown, where you live
A: Married with three kids. Hometown is Incline Village, Nevada, but live in Cinnaminson, NJ, after the Navy.
Q: Utility/Change Management experience
A: Leading change management initiatives for years, and own a 44 person consulting firm that does change for Exelon, PPL, and their subsidiaries.
Q: What do you like to do when you’re not working? Hobbies?
A: Three kids keep me busy, and I volunteer with veteran organizations in Philly: Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network, Veteran Shark Tank, and others.
Q: Notable achievements
A: Navy SEAL and owning a 44 member veteran-owned-and-operated company
Q: Where do you see Change Management in utilities in two years?
A: Further adoption of the standards of change management. Prosci and other have done a good job standardizing an approach to managing change that is making it easier for organization to get their project to last.
Q: What is your biggest challenge?
A: Managing the 44 people at Greencastle, and making sure they have challenging and rewarding careers.
Q: What did you do prior to working in your current role?
A: Sales, marketing, and US Navy.
Q: Who are a couple of your role models, and why?
A: Marcus Aelius – Roman emperor that followed stoicism. By applying the principles of stoicism to my life, I have been able to accomplish more.
Q: What is one of your biggest goals?
A: Grow Greencastle as a veteran-operated company to $500M
Q: What’s the biggest misconception you run into in your role, or what people seem to think about Change Management?
A: That change management isn’t necessary. That an organization will achieve results without applying the principles and ideas of change.
Find out more about our Change Management for Utilities conference in St. Pete Beach, FL here!
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