As Chief Talent Officer, Mr. Towns is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources and IT for this International Non-Governmental Organization. He is a Lecturer at Cal State University San Marcos and the Managing Partner of Human Resource Capital Consultants Inc., an Organization Development consulting firm. He has also taught Organization Behavior, Leading Organizations, for the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, Business Strategy, Compensation and Benefits at California State Universities at San Marcos and Long Beach, and guest lectured at the Andersen School of Business, UC Riverside.
Mr. Towns is the former Senior Vice President, Board Secretary, & Chief Administrative Officer of MedUnite Inc., an IT Services company that provided real-time connectivity between physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, pharmacies and laboratories nationwide.
He joined MedUnite from DreamWorks SKG, a privately held entertainment company. There he was the Head of Human Resources and was responsible for directing DreamWorks' human resources activities corporate-wide, including Live Action Feature film, Animated Feature film, Television Production, DreamWorks Records, and DreamWorks Interactive Divisions.
Prior to working with DreamWorks, Mr. Towns was with ARCO, a publicly held $39 billion integrated oil and gas company. During 19 years at ARCO, he worked domestically and internationally in positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Towns' ARCO responsibilities included: heading up Human Resources and Administration for ARCO Latin America, which included Central and South America, and the Caribbean; world-wide HR Generalist head for ARCO International Oil & Gas Company; managing a corporate culture change effort for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, operators of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline; Corporate Manager of the Organization, Compensation and EEO organization; HR Head of ARCO British Limited in London; and management of the Insurance Plans Administration Group, which handled more than 70 medical, dental, life, accident and LTD insurance company relationships covering 90,000 lives.
Mr. Towns also worked with Wells Fargo Bank in Los Angeles and the Monsanto Company in Tennessee and New Jersey.
BA in Administrative Studies and a BS in Economics from the University of California at Riverside. He earned his MBA in General Management and Organization Development from the University of Southern California.