Henry Gonzalez is a Strategy Management Group (SMG) Senior Associate with more than 30 years of federal government service.
He has helped clients with strategic planning, leadership, acquisitions, and program management. In addition to teaching SMG classes on strategic planning and balanced scorecard, he also teaches leadership courses associated with Dr. Stephen Covey’s best-selling book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, continuing the similar facilitation work he had done earlier in his career for the Department of the Navy. He brings his perspective as an accomplished practitioner to these leadership classes.
His federal career as an engineer, manager and senior executive focused on program management and acquisition of advanced technology systems for national missions in naval warfare, air traffic management and homeland security/law enforcement. He led organizations of up to 400 federal employees, oftentimes assigned to integrate disparate units with new organizational missions or to turn poor performance around. Henry also led strategic planning efforts for agency components of up to 35,000 employees and used the balanced scorecard approach in a major regional and operational organizational unit. As a seasoned executive, during the last few years of his federal career he focused on solving complex agency-level and cross-agency issues through collaborative leadership, rational analysis and strategic communications.
Beside his professional life and experience, Henry has been very active with non-profit volunteer organizations. He is the Vice President of a national historic lighthouse preservation organization and was co-leader of the non-profit’s first Strategic Plan and is on its Strategic Planning Committee. He and his wife also recently started a non-profit to support the primary, secondary and university education of over 400 children and students in a remote area of Haiti.
Henry holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Ocean Engineering from Florida Atlantic University, as well as Master’s of Science degrees in Ocean Engineering and in Ocean Systems Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was also a Graduate Research Assistant.