Dr. David Rude
Learning Director

Dr. Rude has over 30 years of Federal government service, with experience in talent development, leadership, human resources, financial management, administrative operations, and international relations. From 2004 through 2008, Dr. Rude served as the Chief Human Capital Officer and Deputy for Administration at a Federal government agency. Previous assignments included Chief of Financial Policy and the Asia-Pacific Regional Finance Director in which he managed a $47 billion portfolio. He authored publications on contract reconciliation and closeout, as well as numerous agency-level policies in the human capital, strategic planning and financial arenas. Dr. Rude has also been a member of several high-ranking and interagency committees. From 2009 to present, Dr. Rude is the Chief Learning Officer for an agency within the U.S. Federal government. Areas of research interests and expertise include leader development, adult learning, emotional intelligence, and organizational culture. 


Dr. Rude has a B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University, a Master of Public Administration degree (with honors) from American University, and a Doctor of Education in Human and Organizational Learning (Executive Leadership Doctoral Program) from the George Washington University. He is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society and is a Harvard University Senior Executive Fellow. He possesses certifications in performance management and compensation. Dave is the recipient of several commendations.