Texas Wesleyan University has named David Steed as its new director of strategic partnerships. Steed started his new role April 24.
Steed is responsible for developing strategic partnerships between corporations, healthcare organizations and school districts and Texas Wesleyan’s graduate programs. Key areas of focus will be the new online MBA program, School of Education and School of Health Professions.
“Businesses are looking for results that are tied to their strategic goals and we can help them gain direct line of sight,” Steed said. “Texas Wesleyan is in a unique position to support area businesses and I’m eager to initiate and nurture our strategic partnerships.”
Steed comes to Texas Wesleyan with extensive experience in corporate learning. He will lead partnership initiatives to help businesses and organizations develop leadership skills, improve employee outcomes and attract and retain talented employees.
“David’s deep experience in developing business partnerships in the corporate world is an asset for Texas Wesleyan and an asset for businesses,” John Veilleux, vice president for enrollment, marketing and communications, said. “We’re excited to have him join our team and know he will be an integral part of our success in developing and launching new academic programming to support organizations in our community.”
Having held senior sales positions at technology companies such as Oracle and Adobe in the beginning of his career, Steed moved to the corporate learning domain. He successfully directed programs and led teams that created highly customized proprietary curricula for global companies such as The Boeing Company and Amgen. His most recent experience was running a successful management consulting startup which focused on helping small and medium sized businesses create successful go-to-market strategies.
When not on the job, Steed enjoys spending time with his wife Elizabeth and their 3 children. They enjoy traveling together and frequently travel to their favorite destination, Maine.
Steed spends his spare time as a volunteer coaching youth sports including baseball, basketball and soccer. He is also involved in community service projects with his church and his children’s school.
Steed received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.