2018 Woods portrait of his Grandpa III detail

David Wesley Tonkin is a recognized and award winning entrepreneurial business training thought leader and strategist. He is practiced in identifying critical knowledge and skill needs and initiating ingenious cost-effective learning solutions that energize and boost  organizational performance.

David is now the training consultant; and was the former Chief Operating Officer of The EMAC Group LLC. In prior assignments David was the Vice-President of The Purposeful Clouds Inc. training academy and Director of Training Design and Development for the Unisys Corporation’s Technology Consulting and Information Systems business unit.

In 2008 David was honored with the “Excellence and Innovation in Corporate Learning” Award at the 9th Annual Corporate University Xchange Awards. This coveted and prestigious worldwide award is co-sponsored by The Wharton School of Business and Training Magazine.

David is a Board Member and the Manager of the Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum.  The Museum’s assemblage of 22 aircraft, 2 engines and large historic aviation artifact collection represents and spans several eras in the history of aviation: World War I through World War II, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, The Cold War Era, The Gulf War, The Balkan War, The Iraq War, and the War in Afghanistan. The Museum is ranked in the top three civil and military aviation museums in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; based on the number of historical aircraft currently on display.

David’s “Food for Thought” blogs are commentaries, reflections and opinions on the vagaries of today’s culture. Drawing from many years of global travel, international work assignments and vacations David has enjoyed and embraced a rich and varied tapestry of experiences to fuel the eclectic range of topical coverage in these blogs.


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