Dean E Vogel, Past president, California Teachers Association

Throughout my four-year tenure as president of the California Teachers Association (2011-2015), I relied on Don’s counsel. His ability to see the big picture, to connect the political dynamics of a situation to a realistic appraisal of what’s possible, was always ethical and born out of his desire to help build more effective, productive relationships. He’s a consensus builder, and he knows how to bring the right people together to get things done.