JOHN R. TYDINGS
John R. Tydings is a Principal and the Board Chair of Human Capital Advisors (HCA), directing its Executive Development practice. The practice is focused on strengthening executives and their executive team by providing strategic support and coaching. Mr. Tyding’s work spans more than 20 years working with profit and not for profit organizations. His work involves strategic and executive coaching. Assignments have included personal/behavioral development with executives assuming an increased leadership role, executive – board relationships, and strategic guidance for executives leading organizational change. HCA also has two additional practice areas in organizational development and talent search.
Mr. Tydings began his career at the Potomac Electric Power Company. In January of 2002 he stepped down after 32 years from his position as President of the Greater Washington Board of Trade. As the Chief Executive he directed the 120 year-old regional business organization in its public policy, legislative, economic development and membership activities. He holds a BA degree from the University of Maryland, and has done graduate study in finance and accounting. Mr. Tydings was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Public Policy from The George Washington University in 2001.
Mr. Tydings is the Senior Vice President of HEROES, Inc and Chair of its Scholarship Committee. He serves as Director of the Forward in Faith Foundation, and a member of the Strategic Issues Initiatives for Catholic Charities. He is a trustee of the University of Maryland, College Park, and founding director of Shanghai - USA 2010. He also serves on the Board of the Kane Companies.
Mr. Tydings is a Knight of Malta. He is a founder of Greater Leadership Washington, Inc., and the 1989 recipient of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives’ Professional Leadership Award as the outstanding chamber executive in America. Mr. Tydings was a 1983 Washingtonian of the Year, and the recipient of the 2000 Globe & Anchor Award from the U.S. Marine Corps. In 2001, Mr. Tydings was honored by Partners for Livable Communities with the Bridge Builder’s Award, and was awarded American University’s Kogod School of Business Dean’s Community Leadership Award. The National Conference on Community and Justice has honored him with its Business Leader award. In 2003, the American Chamber of Commerce Executives presented Mr. Tydings its Lifetime Leader recognition. In 2003 he was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame.