A monthly column Bernard writes appears in 41 Business Journal newspapers. He has served as an executive team member at StanCorp Financial Corp. and as the founding CEO of a technology startup, and has consulted with senior executives from a wide range of companies and government agencies. He has a B.A. degree in mass communications and journalism from the University of Portland.
An Oregon agency found ways to cut the time it takes to do background checks by more than half. With inefficient processes and duplicative services rife in government, that's just the beginning of the journey.