ASTD Awards Lominger Founders Lifetime Achievement in Workplace Learning and Performance

LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2010 — The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) announced that Robert Eichinger and Michael Lombardo (co-founders of Lominger, now a Korn/Ferry Company) have been named this year’s recipients of the Lifetime Achievement in Workplace Learning and Performance Award.

ASTD is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. ASTD provides leadership to individuals, organizations, and society to achieve work-related competence, performance, and fulfillment. This award recognizes an individual for a body of work that has had substantial impact on the field of workplace learning and performance. Over an extended period of time, this person has advanced the knowledge and practice of several areas of workplace learning and performance.

This award is presented in recognition of Eichinger and Lombardo’s extensive body of work and the significant impact they have had on learning and performance in organizations. More specifically, the Lominger co-founders were recognized for their role as pioneers in competency-based leadership development, along with providing executives and managers research-based, practical tools that have impacted the performance of companies worldwide.

“This acknowledgement reinforces Korn/Ferry’s position as the premier global provider of leadership and talent solutions, as well as the top-of-mind brand in products and consulting services in organization strategies, talent management and leadership development,” said Ana Dutra, Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting CEO.

About Lominger
Founded in 1991 by Robert W. Eichinger, Ph.D. and Michael M. Lombardo, Ed.D., Lominger produces a suite of competency-based leadership development resources for individuals, teams, and organizations. In August 2006, Lominger joined the Korn/Ferry International family of companies.

About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions celebrating 40 years in business. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, develop, retain and sustain their talent. Visit for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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