About Us

Team

The value The Learning Key® brings to its clients stems from the quality, experience, creativity, and credentials of our associates. We bring expertise from diverse backgrounds in design, operations, research and development, manufacturing, graphic arts, statistics and other front line experience.

Our services are built on personal experience from direct employment and consulting in business environments, including pharmaceutical, healthcare, aerospace, electronics, chemical, banking, consumer products, diagnostics, silicon/computer industries, national laboratories and academia.

Elizabeth N. Treher, Ph.D.

After leaving a career in chemical research and development, Liz consulted to global technology-based industries, with a focus on strategic planning, project management consulting, training, and learning tool design. Liz has designed many team-based simulations and games, including The PHARM Game®GMPWorks®, and Strategic Partnering and has coached many executives in key organizational positions.  

She has held research management and project leader positions in industry, government, and academia and has more than 80 publications and patents. She led the startup design, development, and delivery of the broad and innovative training curriculum of Squibb College, a corporate university which served 22,000 employees. In her role leading organizational development and training for the research institute at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, she created the Center for Science Education.  Earlier roles included teaching chemistry and a variety of basic research positions. Liz was also an invited member of the first U.S. delegation to China for education and training. 

Jack N. Treher

Jack brings extensive experience from careers in QA, QC, and R&D in industry, academic research, and national laboratories. After many years in production and quality control management in the aerospace industry, Jack returned to school to study radiopharmacy. His experience working in radiopharmaceutical chemistry and research, both in a hospital pharmacy and in a university setting, led to work in QA management at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Following LANL, Jack had his own business for 10 years before co-founding The Learning Key. He is qualified to give the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. These days, most of his time is spent designing custom glass and wood doors and other products, as well as writing and drawing.

Associates

Since our transition away from our corporate headquarters of more than twenty years to that of a virtual company based in northern Minnesota, we rely on associates and the special talents and competence they provide. Many of these associates have worked with us for ten years or more and help us provide clients with exactly the right knowledge and skills for their projects.