John Procopio is the principle consultant for ProCoTraining. Most recently he has been a permanent part time professor at The George Washington University where he teaches courses in Strategic Human Resource Management, Leadership, Change Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Compensation and Training and Development courses to undergraduate and graduate level students.
After more than 30 years of Human Resources experience, Dr. Procopio retired in June 2015 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of ITT Exelis, a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company. He assumed that role upon the company’s October 2011 spin off from ITT Corporation.
Recently, Dr. Procopio served as Vice President and Director of Human Resources for ITT Corporation. Prior to that assignment, he was Vice President of Human Resources for ITT Defense & Information Solutions, since February 2003.
Dr. Procopio joined ITT in 1983 as an Assistant Manager of Training and Development and assumed positions of increasing responsibility before becoming Director of the Total Quality Management group in 1993 for ITT Automotive. Dr. Procopio was formerly Vice President, Human Resources, N.A. Division at the ITT Sheraton Corporation.
In 1995, he was promoted to Director, Human Resources and Executive Compensation for ITT Industries, Inc. where he had responsibilities for human resources activities including: executive development, executive compensation, diversity, training and development, policy administration and continuity planning. Following that assignment, he held the inaugural position of Chief Learning Officer of ITT Corporation.
Dr. Procopio holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Mansfield University, a master’s degree in education from Temple University and a doctorate in education administration from the University of Bridgeport.
Specialties: Consulting, compensation, change management, leadership, learning, HR generalist, adjunct professor, executive coaching, visioning