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10000 W Innovation Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53226



Email: dkling@wipfli.com

Deron J. Kling

Senior Manager

Deron Kling is an experienced consultant, trainer, and leader focused on helping Wipfli’s clients plan for the future and reach their objectives.  His background includes over 20 years as an organizational leader and management consultant.  With strong experience in managing change and strategic goals, Deron excels at guiding organizations through a landscape disrupted by changing tools, resources, compliance requirements, and competition.  Driven by a passion for helping organizations meet measurable objectives, he excels at training, mentoring, process redesign, project planning, strategic thinking, and team engagement.


  • Prosci Certified Change Practitioner
  • Trained from Institute of Cultural Affairs – Technology of Participation in:
    • Strategic Planning
    • Approaches to Environmental Scanning
    • Facilitation Methods
  •  Certified by Human Synergistics, Inc. in:
    • Leadership Impact
    • Culture and Effectiveness Inventory
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Informational Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundations
  • ITIL Intermediate Certifications:
    • Operational Support and Analysis
    • Planning, Protection, and Optimization
    • Release, Control, and Validation 
    • Service Offerings and Agreements

Professional memberships and activities

  • Guest Lecturer – Cardinal Stritch University
    • Team Communication
    • Professional Communication
    • Introduction to Public Relations and Events Planning
  • International Association of Facilitators (IAF) - Member
  • Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) - Member

Areas of Focus

  • Leading strategic planning and goal setting for organizations, setting the vision for the future
  • Assisting clients in change leadership and management around organizational transformation, moving from strategy to action
  • Consulting with organizations in:
    • Strategic planning; board-level, organizational, and departmental
    • Change management
    • Organizational improvement
    • Process improvement, alignment, and redesign
    • Large and small group facilitation
    • Technology introduction, integration, and adoption


Marquette University
  • Bachelor of arts degree in professional communication
GE Leadership Development Program - Crotonville, New York