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About Gravett and Associates

About Us

Dr. Linda Gravett, after 16 years as a Human Resource Management practitioner, founded Gravett and Associates in 1991.  The company is located in Cincinnati, Ohio; however, Dr. Gravett and her associates have built a nationwide client base.  All associates have a minimum of 10 years of experience as a Human Resources practitioner.

Gravett and Associates offers a full range of Human Resource Management consulting and training services, including Human Resource audits, development of performance management systems, establishing Human Resource metrics, helping organizations leverage a diverse workforce, and executive coaching.

We also offer online assessments in these areas:

  • Leadership "360s"
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Learning Agility

Services and training offered are customized to meet the unique needs of each client.  Gravett and Associates offers a complimentary one-hour consultation to determine if a potential client’s needs can be met by our organization.  If our organization does not have the appropriate expertise, we will refer clients to colleagues with the requisite competencies.

Our Team
Linda S. Gravett, Ph.D., SPHR, CEQC:  Senior PartnerDr. Gravett, 2011
Dr. Gravett is founder and Senior Partner of Gravett and Associates.  She has consulted with organizations such as Voith, Dole, Williams-Sonoma, and Perfetti Van Melle over the past 20 years, helping them leverage a diverse workforce to ensure success.  Dr. Gravett is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on the topics of HRM ethics, Emotional Intelligence, and leveraging workplace diversity.  She is the author of HRM Ethics:  Perspectives for a New Millennium, and co-author of Bridging the Generation Gap, Using Your Emotional Intelligence to Develop Others, Just a Couple of Women Talkin’ -- The Real Story of Being a Woman Entrepreneur (co-authored with Terri Bonar-Stewart), and Leadership in Balance -- New Habits of the Mind (published in 2014).  Dr. Gravett has lived and worked in Japan, Canada and Mexico and brings an international perspective to her work with clients.  She has a Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology, an MA in Labor and Employment Relations, and a Bachelor’s in Accounting.

Phillip D. Jones, Ph.D.:  Senior Associate
Dr. Phil Jones is the former Director of the Cintas Center at Xavier University and Head of the Executive MBA Program, while simultaneously serving as an organizational design and strategic human resources consultant to private industry.  He has developed and delivered consulting and developmental processes and programs to organizations throughout the country, with organizations such as Hebrew Union College, and Kroger Bakeries and Dairies. 
For over 30 years Phil has consulted with corporate, government and non-profit organizations on such topics as human resources and staff development, quality process analysis, improving communication systems, management and supervisory processes, strategic planning, organizational design and stress and time management.
Phil has a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and MA in Experimental and Clinical Psychology and a BA in English. 

He is also certified in training and coaching using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

Renee Springer, MS, SPHR:  Senior Associate
Renee Springer has 25 years experience as a consultant, business and life coach, and organizational development practitioner.  Her areas of expertise include leveraging cultural diversity, strategic planning and organizational assessment.  Renee has lent her expertise to organizations such as Mercy Health Partners, Ford Motor Company, and General Electric Aircraft Engine. 
Renee holds a BS in Business Administration and an MS in Organizational Development.  She is a Registered Corporate Coach through the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches and holds the HRCI certification of SPHR.

Alison Brown:  Associate
Alison brings 20 years’ experience and expertise as a diversity management consultant.  She specializes in employee training and development in the areas of customer service, leadership, teambuilding and leveraging diversity.  She has lent her consulting expertise to organizations such as Firstar, American Red Cross, and Disciples of Christ Church.  Alison has a BBA in Business Administration and serves on the adjunct faculty for Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.

Alfonso Cornejo:  Associate
Alfonso Cornejo has a well-rounded background in all facets of business, with particular expertise in Human Resource Management.  Before entering the consulting field, Alfonso worked for 30 years with Fortune 500 companies such as Procter & Gamble, Clorox and Chiquita Brands.  Alfonso’s primary area of interest and expertise is business development in Latin America.  He was born and raised in Mexico and is the President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Cincinnati.  Alfonso holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mexico.

Fred Eck, MBA, SPHR: Associate
Fred is an energetic, results oriented Human Resources professional with excellent strategic, creative and executive skills honed over his 35-year career in the manufacturing, government contracting, family business and education fields.  His experience includes four years in a manufacturing plant environment.
Fred is a member of the adjunct faculty at Sinclair College and is an active volunteer leader with the Society for Human Resource Management at the local, regional and state levels.
Fred holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and an MBA from Bowling Green State University.  He is also certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Charlie Runtz, MBA:  Associate 
Charlie brings expertise in the public utilities field to consulting, with experience in strategic planning, protective labor legislation, and mergers and acquisitions.  He has assisted organizations with alignment of their policies and procedures with strategic objectives, staff training, and developing competency-based job descriptions.  Charlie has an MBA and a BSEE, with a background in engineering prior to Human Resources.

Mission Statement

The mission of Gravett and Associates is to assist organizations to acquire and develop the skills, knowledge, and abilities that will ensure they remain competitive in the 21st century. We help organizations manage a diverse workforce and align individual efforts with their strategic objectives and business needs.

Bio-Sketch: Dr. Linda Gravett

Dr. Linda Gravett has partnered with organizations such as Williams Sonoma, Xavier University, and Voith over the past 19 years, helping them leverage a diverse workforce to ensure success through periods of growth and change.  Linda is a frequent speaker atDr. Gravett, 2011 professional conferences on the topics of building collaboration in a multicultural workplace, leveraging emotional intelligence, reducing conflict caused by generational differences, and business ethics.
Linda is the author of HRM Ethics:  Perspectives for a New Millennium and co-author of Bridging the Generation Gap and Using Your Emotional Intelligence to Develop Others.  She has co-authored books on leadership competencies required for success in the 21st century and women entrepreneurs, scheduled for release in late 2010.
Linda is an adjunct professor in Xavier University's Executive MBA Program.
Linda has a Ph.D. in HRD and Industrial Psychology; an MA in labor and Employment Relations; and a Bachelor's in Accounting.  She is certified in administering and consulting with the EQ-i and MBTI instruments.  She has lived in Japan, Mexico and Canada and brings an international perspective to her consulting and teaching.