Trace Pickering

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Dr. Trace Pickering

Dr. Trace Pickering currently serves as Director of Community Building for The Gazette Companies in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trace also serves as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Mt. Mercy University. Previously, he was Coordinator of Innovation & Organizational Effectiveness at the Grant Wood Area Education Agency in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He has also served as a classroom teacher, a school administrator, an entrepreneur, and a private businessman. Trace's passion lies in the study and implementation of socio-cultural systems design to build strong communities and organizations. A significant amount of his work today focuses upon helping communities, organizations, and leaders understand and implement methodologies for designing organizations to be more innovative, community-focused, and future-relevant.