John D. Bergen
John D. Bergen is the founder of Bergen Partners, a professional coaching and leadership training firm. Formed in February 2018, the firm draws on his experience as a leader and teacher in business, government and the military to counsel CEOs and coach leaders and aspiring leaders.
Previously, during Jack’s nine-year career at Arconic and its predecessor, Alcoa Corporation, he was a member of the Company’s Executive Council, led the Communications and Government Affairs function and was head of Global Human Resources. He founded and taught in the Alcoa Academy, providing leadership training to executives, operational managers and emerging leaders. He served as a coach to many of the Company’s business leaders and was the executive sponsor of the African-American and Veterans Employee Resource Groups at Arconic. Prior to joining Alcoa, Jack was Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Marketing, for Siemens Corporation. He also served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Westinghouse and CBS Corporations, responsible for communications, government affairs and investor relations. In addition to his corporate leadership roles, Jack was President of Hill and Knowlton US, CEO of GCI Group and President of the Council of PR Firms. He began his civilian career at GE after retiring from the Army.
A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Army’s Ranger and Airborne Schools, Jack is a Vietnam veteran who also led military units in Europe and Korea. After receiving a Master’s Degree in English from Indiana University, Jack returned to West Point to teach English and Philosophy. He is the author of A Test for Technology, a book on electronic warfare and communications technology in the Vietnam War. Jack completed his Army career as a strategic planner in the Pentagon and as chief speechwriter for the Secretary of Defense under President Reagan.
Jack has played a major role in the long and fruitful relationship of Alcoa and Arconic with American Corporate Partners and a former member of the ACP Board from December 2011 to September 2015.