Pierre A. Towns is the Founder and Executive Director of the
Employee Empowerment Institute, an organization dedicated to
employee; advocacy, education and empowerment. The Institute
supports the American worker by developing and distributing
information that will enhance their ability to 'become all they can
be' in their work environment and avoid being taken advantage
of because they don't know their rights.
Mr. Towns has taught aspects of Organization Behavior, Leading
Organizations, for the Marshall School of Business at the
University of Southern California, and Compensation and Benefits
at California State University San Marcos. He has also 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 provides real-time connectivity between physicians,
hospitals, insurance companies, pharmacies and laboratories.
He joined MedUnite from DreamWorks SKG, a privately held
entertainment company in Glendale, California. 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
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, Caracas, Venezuela, 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.
Prior to working with ARCO, 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. In 1993, he earned his MBA in General Management and Organization Development from the University of Southern California.