Ph.D. in philosophy, Capella University.
Dr. Pichla provides innovation consulting to public sector entrepreneurs, helping them find the right path towards their goals, be it grant preparation, staff development, or special project management.
In 2010, he was honored as Innovator of the Year by the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center. Dr. Pichla also has more than 30 years of experience as the Executive Director of the Thumb Area Michigan Works! (TAMW) agency. During that time, TAMW was honored twice with the National Association of Counties Workforce Development Award for Excellence (1998 and 2002).