Employees are every employer’s greatest asset – successful businesses have realized that if they take care of their employees, the employees will take care of the business. 

However, the internal workforce is also an employer’s greatest risk and liability exposure.  

Many employers have not figured out the secret of how to avoid and mitigate exposure to workplace misconduct, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge and other claims and lawsuits.  

When you protect your company or organization, you protect yourself and everyone else from the top down. Proactive risk management helps progressive leaders establish a culture that is safe and productive, built on trust and open communication. 

Meet the Expert

Dan Beebe

Consultant Dan Beebe
Founder and President, Dan Beebe Group
Kansas City, MO
  • English

About Dan

  • 30-year career in athletics as Commissioner of the Big 12 and Ohio Valley Conferences and as an NCAA Director of Enforcement.
  • Involved in investigations of some of the most prominent college sport infractions cases in NCAA history, including those at SMU, Oklahoma, Maryland, Kansas, Ole Miss, Houston and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  • Managed playoff and bowl post-season football formats, negotiating major television and bowl game deals.
  • As an offensive lineman, Beebe was a four-year starter and served as captain of the varsity football teams at Walla Walla (Wash.) Community College and Cal Poly-Pomona.

Experience

Founder, President • Dan Beebe Group
2012 — Present
  • Advises businesses and organizations on risk management related to workplace misconduct.
  • Specialties include working with sports programs seeking to proactively manage risk assessment and misconduct prevention; such clients include the NFL's Houston Texans; the NCAA's Auburn University, the University of Florida, the University of Alabama and U.S. Military Academy (Army); and the U.S. Olympic Committee. 
  • Provides continuing employment practices and misconduct risk management services for school districts and the business sector.
  • Conducts independent assessments of employment practices and misconduct cases; provides training services; assists in obtaining or retaining favorable insurance status.
Commissioner • Big 12 Conference
2007 — 2011
  • Oversaw all aspects of operating a major NCAA Division I athletic conference, including being the spokesperson on issues drawing national media and legal attention.
  • Worked extensively with a board consisting of university presidents, as well as with athletic directors and coaches.
  • Negotiated agreements involving millions or billions of dollars.
Commissioner • Ohio Valley Conference
1989 — 2003
  • Launched a sportsmanship initiative that gained national attention.
  • Worked with lower-resourced institutions for creative ways to compete in the NCAA.
  • Served on many national committees.
Assistant Director of Athletics • Wichita State University
1986 — 1987
  • In charge of internal campus relations and worked with university admissions and registration on behalf of athletics.
  • Oversaw academic support and NCAA rule compliance programs.
Director of Enforcement and Investigator • NCAA
1982 — 1989
  • One of four directors of enforcement, 1987-89, for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which represents 1,200 schools, conferences and affiliate organizations.
  • Developed cases without subpoena power and presented evidence in hearings against major universities and law firms.
  • Served as an investigator, 1982-85.

Education

University of California Hastings College of the Law
Juris Doctor, Law, 1982
California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly-Pomona)
BS, Social Studies, 1979

Academic Honors

Cum Laude
Walla Walla Community College
General Studies, 1975-77
Packages with Dan starting from $500

Your Expert Package Includes:

Best Practices

Access to ALL Best Practices authored by TrustedPeer Expert Dan Beebe on this topic.

Pre-Call Discovery Process

Review and analysis of your issue with pre-call discovery questions by Dan, followed by a 30- or 60-minute one-on-one call. Sample

One+-on-One Call

Your (+colleagues) session is directed and focused from the first minute.

Session Summary Report

After your call, Dan completes a Session Summary Report to provide you with the session’s discussion topics, analysis, assessment and recommendations for next steps. Sample

Post-Session Engagement

After your session, continue your relationship with Dan on your own, or with TrustedPeer’s support.