In 1985, Norman Peterson developed the OUR System, a transitional work program and founded NPA. Norman has a diverse background that includes teaching at the college level, hosting a radio talk show and heading the Strategic Systems Studies at Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. A Master’s degree in Public Administration and post-graduate work in Organizational Theory and Behavior at the University of Oregon provided the framework that led to his development of the Optimal Utilization of Resources (OUR) System. During his tenure, Norman was a featured speaker at workers’ compensation conferences worldwide.
In Fall of 2020, Norm retired from NPA, stepping down to pass the torch to his son, Erik Peterson. With passion and commitment, Norm continues as Chair of the NPA Board and as a private consultant, sharing his expertise from over 35 years of leadership.
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