Dr. Edward F. Oxford, Chair
Dr. Edward F. Oxford was Senior Vice President/Chief Talent Officer at Banner Health for nearly 10 years until his retirement in 2016. Oxford focused on leading the development and implementation of key strategies that position Banner Health as an employer of choice. Before joining Banner Health, Oxford worked for Motorola, Inc. in Schaumburg, Ill., where he held a number of leadership positions in Organizational Development, Human Resources, and Learning. While at Motorola, he ran Motorola University that provided learning opportunities for 65,000 employees and established a global Human Resources strategy and Organizational Development function to support business-wide initiatives. Before working at Motorola, Oxford was a principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers and focused on organization transformation in the management-consulting business. He was responsible for building the revenues of his practice in the technology and entertainment industries and provided coaching to firm partners and executive clients. As the second member of this practice, he assisted growing revenues from nothing to $34 million in less than a year. Oxford holds a Doctorate from Columbia University in Organization and Leadership. He also holds a master’s degree in education and an undergraduate degree in business. Additional graduate studies include management science at the University of Southern California and counseling psychology at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.