For Immediate Release

Dame Leadership grows its team

A people-first and purpose-driven leadership company has announced the addition of two staff members to its robust team.

[Harrisburg, PA, November 9 2022]

Dame Leadership, a leadership development company based in Central PA, is excited to announce the addition of two new staff members to its team of leadership professionals.


Mark Walker joins Dame Leadership as an Assessment Solutions Practice Leader to assist in the marketing and delivery of services related to employee assessment services. Walker is an accomplished employment hiring and best practices expert with decades of experience in the industry. With over 25 years spanning the full range of Human Resources and Risk Management products and processes, Walker’s vision has been to change the way businesses think, act and operate to transform company culture and address their risk profiles. He has consulted many Fortune 100 companies and has been a thought leader in reducing risk of corporate turnover, workplace hostility, workplace misconduct, and workplace safety. Walker’s involvement with programs, both domestic and international, affords him the ability to lean on his experiences when discussing hiring practices and their impact in the corporate environment.

Walker has a deep understanding of how corporate cultures tie closely into the growth of an organization. He remains passionate about finding solutions to address business risks that impact organizations and their employees, including the new risks in ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance). In August 2022, Walker received certification as a diversity and inclusion professional from The Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Having been a speaker at many conferences, client events and webinar series, he is entrusted to serve as a resource in employee risk management, company culture maintenance and employee lifecycle assessments.

Tedd Wheeler joins Dame Leadership as a leadership consultant, providing coaching and strategic planning services to companies across central Pennsylvania and beyond. Wheeler is a practitioner-scholar with over 36 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He brings a unique leadership and management skill set to the team; he connects theory, learning, and practice with a heart for coaching and mentoring the next generation.

Wheeler developed his leadership skills in Scouting and practiced them as a Resident Assistant for four years at Penn State. He honed those skills in Ranger School and put them to the test during 20 years of military service, in combat as a company commander in Somalia, Africa, and as a battalion commander in Iraq.

Wheeler retired from the US Army in 2006, followed by 16 years working nationally in the Architect-Engineer-Construction industry as a Project, Program, and Portfolio Manager. He is currently completing his dissertation on authentic leadership effects on occupational well-being. Wheeler will graduate from Walden University in November 2022 with a Ph.D. in Management with a focus on Leadership & Organizational Change.

Ed Dame, President of Dame Leadership, said the following about the growth of his team,

“Dame Leadership is fully committed to helping others become better leaders every day. Our philosophy has always to find the best people and provide them with the tools that allow them to make a difference. Both Mark and Tedd bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table which will help us live out that mission.”

About Dame Leadership

Dame Leadership is a consulting firm that teams up with company CEOs, founders, and owners to help bring clarity to their purpose as leaders, bring their organization into alignment, achieve extraordinary results, and create a lasting legacy.

Founded in 2002, Dame Leadership enjoys an unparalleled reputation for integrity and excellence. Each day we work through leaders to create a world where every individual is valued and respected. Services include the Dame Leadership Academy, Executive Coaching, Workplace Culture Development, Strategic Planning, Corporate Board Advisory Services, Peer Group Facilitation and Employee Assessments. For more information visit

In addition, Dame Leadership presents the annual Evolution Conference each October to bring business leaders across all industries together for a day of leadership development, enlightenment, and learning with world renowned speakers. Details of the conference can be found at

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