Gary R. Bentley, MBA, BA
Education: M.B.A., The University of Findlay, B.A., Lourdes University
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Business and Leadership; Lourdes University Veterans Assistant; MBA, Major (USAF) - Retired, VA Certifying Official
Gary earned his BA in Human Resource Management from Lourdes and his MBA from the University of Findlay after serving four years active duty in the United States Air Force. He worked for more than 25 years in various positions in human resources for the United States Postal Service. His diverse HR experience includes HR Generalist, HR Assistant, Manager, Employee Relations, Injury Compensation Specialist, Safety Specialist, Labor Relations Assistant and HR Manager. He is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is the past president of its Toledo chapter. Gary also served as a traditional Guardsman and full-time member of the Ohio Air National Guard at the 180th Fighter Wing at Toledo Express Airport. As a Commissioned Officer he served as Hospital Administrator, Equal Opportunity Manager, and Wing Executive Officer prior to retiring as a Major in 2014. As Executive Officer Gary served as the primary media spokesperson for the 180th Fighter Wing. He deployed multiple times and gained unique experience managing military personnel within the United States and overseas. Gary received numerous Air Force awards and decorations including the Meritorious Service Medal with three devices.
Areas of Expertise: Human Resource Management, Federal Employment, Veterans Benefits
Member (June 2007-Present)
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Member (August 2007-Present)
Military Committee Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Member (January 2014-Present)
Air Force Association
Member (February 2014-Present)
Toledo/Lucas County Memorial Day Parade Committee
Past President and Member (1991-Present)
Northwest Ohio Human Resource Association
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
BUS490: Business Policy (Fall 2014, 2015; Spring 2015, 2016)
Designed as the capstone course for all baccalaureate business majors. Integrates business theories, principles, and applications into a common whole. Focuses on strategic management and implementation from a top management perspective. Students also engage in world-wide competition in running their own multi-million dollar company through an engaging and exciting business simulation.
HRM411: Labor Relations (Fall 2013, 2014, 2015)
Presents the basic concepts of labor relations as they apply to both union and nonunion work environments. Special emphasis is placed on the collective bargaining process. Includes the history of the American labor movement, labor economics, arbitration, grievance procedures, NLRB actions, and legal considerations.
HMR213: Human Resource Development (Fall 2013; Spring 2013)
Focuses on common HRD activities including individual, team, and career development. Includes performance analysis, needs assessment, program planning, learning principles, and instructional design. Introduces students to the concept of human resource training and development and how it can be used to deal with the challenges facing organizations today.
BUS430: Business Ethics (Spring 2013)
Analyzes the need for social and ethical responsibility in business. Focuses on the ethical dilemmas that confront businesses today and how decisions concerning these dilemmas impact society. Provides students with a strong ethical foundation that encourages them to behave in a socially and ethically responsible fashion as citizens, employees, and managers.