SP’s Ken Boughrum brings over 25 years of experience in solving complex challenges associated with enterprise-wide change, internal communications and employee engagement. His core areas of expertise acuminated over his career includes the interrelated disciplines of strategic communications, leadership effectiveness and organization development. Ken has worked with a number of the most recognizable brands in the world including: FedEx, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Exxon and GE.
After two decades of working for agencies and consulting firms, Ken joined Novelis Inc., a global manufacturer of rolled aluminum products. As the Director, Strategic Global Communications he designed the annual strategic planning process for the global communications function, partnered with the CEO in the design of his annual leadership summit, launched the company’s CSR platform, spearheaded a number of employee engagement campaigns and created a comprehensive employee safety program for thousands of employees in 32 manufacturing sites in North and South America, Europe and Asia.
Ken realized his passion for communication and change management at Ketchum where he served as the Managing Director of the employee communication practice area. It was in this capacity that he refined the discipline of aligning the internal and external communications platforms for clients. After years of new program implementation, Ken realized that, regardless of the quality of design, the key to a successful rollout was the effectiveness of the communication surrounding change and hoped to carry this forward.
Ken’s consulting career began at Harbridge House and continued on with advancement to Towers Perrin, both firms specializing in the design and delivery of leadership education and human resources programs.
Ken earned a Master’s Degree from Harvard where he concentrated his studies in management and organizational development. His undergraduate degree in education is from Rhode Island College. He is the Chairman of the Board for Rainbow Village, Inc., a holistic residential program for homeless women with children dedicated to breaking the cycles of generational poverty. Ken lives in Atlanta with his wife in close proximity to their adult son and two daughters.