Remembering Dr. David Hartl

12/26/2019 3:30 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

Dr. David Hartl

Dr. David Hartl, a dear member of the ATD-OC community, had more than 45 years of experience in leading, consulting, coaching, training, and teaching about leadership, teams, and executive, managerial, and organizational effectiveness.

David passed away December 18, 2019 after a short illness. He was 80 years young.

His undergraduate degree was in communication. He graduated on the Dean's List, President of the Student Government, and selected by the BU News as the 1962 Boston University "Man of the Year." Additionally, Hartl held a masters degree in adult education (1965) and a doctorate in social psychology (1974), both awarded by Boston University. He was the author of more than 250 articles, book chapters, monographs, research reports, and papers in the fields of leadership, management, team building, adult education, training, planned organizational change, coaching, mentoring, stress management, and psychological and temperament type in organizations.

Dr. Hartl was a member of eight professional organizations, including American Society for Training and Development (Association for Talent Development) and president of the ATD-Orange County Chapter in 1985. He was a mentor to many, a friend, a colleague and a lover of music. No one who knew David will ever forget his wicked laugh and the twinkle in his eyes.

This notice culled from David’s biography. He will be missed. Geri Lopker, MHROD, CPT, CPLP

In lieu of sending flowers, the family requests that you consider making a donation in the memory of Dr. David E. Hartl to one of the following organizations: 

·         Gift of Sight, a nonprofit cofounded by Dr. Kara Johnson (née Hartl)

·         CJD Foundation

·         Pacific Symphony

·         PBS

If you would like to send a card, please contact Denise Ross, for the address. 

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