Thirty-five years of work and a variety of leadership experience in the banking industry with fourteen years of university-based business and leadership education have provided Dr. Allen Quist a solid foundation to assist people and organizations needing help in leadership related issues. His areas of focus include developing new and existing leaders internally, in-depth problem defining and solving, maintaining sustainable cash flow, strategic planning, building creative and motivated teams, future scenario casting, and the implications of neuroscience as it relates to organizational social and technical systems.
Dr. Quist's broad-based banking experience includes diverse commercial and agricultural lending, retail and business bank administration, and managing change. His teaching experience includes teaching sales and financial analysis courses to bankers; organizational management and development at Multnomah University to MA students; and conferences for professionals covering budgeting, sustainable cash flow, building creativity, casting organizational futures, and fundamentals of leadership.
Allen's broad university education began at Washington State University with a BA in Social Sciences including general business, computer sciences, mathematics, and law. He graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School, a two-year graduate level program of bank leadership at the University of Washington, and from Northwest Agricultural Credit School at Washington State University. He completed his Master of Arts degree at Multnomah University focusing on Ministry management and development. Recently, Allen earned his Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from The School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The faculty voted Allen the "Outstanding Doctor of Strategic Leadership Graduate" award in May 2010. Allen has published in book, magazine, and journal forms, including: