Helen Eckmann

Helen Eckmann

Assistant Professor of Management, Business and Professional Studies

Dr. Eckmann is a full-time faculty with Brandman University. She is responsible for the Management program which includes Sustainability, Innovation, Ethics and Leadership.

Dr. Eckmann is the owner of James L. Consulting. She was awarded San Diego Business Woman Owner of the Year in that capacity by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) in 2009. She consults in innovation, sustainability, personal and organizational development, leadership, ethics and supply chain innovation. Dr. Eckmann is also on the Executive Review Board for Inside Supply Management Magazine. She is also on the Community Advisory Board for Burnham Cancer Research Center in Torrey Pines, San Diego. Dr. Eckmann has been a Personnel Director at three corporations. She has also assisted in start up operations and one very successful turnaround.

As a consultant, Dr. Eckmann has worked for Raytheon Corporation training over 1,000 of the Material Program Managers on Supply Chain Leadership, Ethics and Decision Making. She has also trained in Ethics, Innovation, and Sustainability to thousands of others in the grocery industry, consumer electronics, information technology, manufacturing and biotech fields. She is also a featured speaker and lecturer on mentoring, especially on how the four generations can more successfully mentor each other to higher levels of production.

Dr. Eckmann has taught over 2,500 Master’s level students at five major universities. The courses she has taught include Management, Leadership, Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Economics, Systems Thinking, Marketing Management and Organizational Behavior.  For the past twenty years Dr. Eckmann has worked on Camp Pendleton helping Marine’s separating from service be better prepared to attain corporate positions.

Dr. Eckmann has published widely including in Inside Supply Management Magazine. She has co-authored three books and presents at conferences nationally at least three times a year. Within the past few months Dr. Eckmann presented on her work on the generations to: The Foundation for Strategic Sourcing, The Sourcing Interests Group, ISM Conference on Women in Leadership, New Jersey and WINS – Women in Leadership at Solar Turbines.

Expertise: sustainability, innovation, ethics and Leadership, personal and organizational development, supply chain innovation, mentoring, women in business and women entrepreneurs, and transitioning military veterans to corporate careers.