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Al Folsom


Al Folsom, PhD, joined SNAP in April 2016 and serves as vice president for its US Department of Defense and US Coast Guard (USCG) programs. In that capacity, he also oversees and provides program management for the USCG Advanced Distributed Learning BPA and orchestrates all aspects of SNAP’s DoD programs, including Army, Navy, and Air Force projects. His previous industry experience includes leading the corporate practice of strategic business partner and performance consulting skills workshops at Exemplary Performance LLC, including the entire legacy SABA/Harless suite as currently used by the USCG. With those workshops, Folsom helped people and organizations make the transformation to accomplishment-based approaches as strategic business partners and performance consultants. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the field of training and human performance technology.

Folsom’s expertise is in human performance technology and its specific application throughout the USCG, where he retired as chief learning officer as a captain (O-6) after 24 years of commissioned service. Folsom is co-author, with Paul Elliott of Exemplary Performance: Driving Business Results by Benchmarking Your Star Performers, which was awarded International Society for Performance Improvement’s 2014 Award of Excellence for Outstanding Performance Improvement Publication.

Folsom is a 1984 graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, and earned an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology and a PhD in instructional systems from Penn State University.

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