President of Vista HR Consulting
Certified Stakeholder Centered Coach via the Goldsmith Coaching Program
Chair of the Board for Central City Concern
Fellow of the Portland State University Futures Collaboratory
Prior to opening Vista, he was the Associate Vice President of Human Resources at Portland State University where he has served for five years. Prior to going to PSU he held the same position at Lewis and Clark College.
Dr. Dixon received his PhD in Philosophy (with an emphasis in Organization and Management/HR) from Capella University, his Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Organizational Communication) from Marylhurst University and his BS in Business Administration from Warner Pacific University. Isaac is also a lifetime member of the venerable Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Over the past three decades Dr. Dixon has been an active participant in the advancement of the human resources profession working in both the private and public sectors in Oregon.
He has served as the Vice President Human Resources at Unitus Community Credit Union, in the same role at Colonial Pacific Leasing Corporation (a GE Capital Company) and as the Director of Regional Staffing for Providence Health and Services. He has also worked on two different occasions in human resources for Nike and also served in HR capacities with the State of Oregon and the City of Gresham.
Isaac also served in the Armed Forces completing his military career with 14 years of service in the Oregon Army National Guard. Isaac rose to the rank of Captain in the Army after beginning his military career as a Private.
Isaac has given back to the profession he loves by serving on the boards of the Northwest Human Resources Management Association, the Portland Human Resources Management Association, and the Board of Directors of the Society for Human Resources Management and the Board of Directors of the Human Resources Certification Institute.
His peers within the human resource community have recognized Dr. Dixon by selecting him as a Distinguished Member of the Northwest Human Resource Management Association on two different occasions. He has also served on the boards of community-based organizations such as Central City Concern, the Urban League of Portland, the Oregon State Bar Association and the Oregon Commission on Black Affairs.
Dr. Dixon has authored and co-authored articles published in publications such as HR Magazine and Diversity Magazine. He is also a much sought after speaker and presenter at HR and business related conferences and meetings. He also is an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University teaching Human Resources Management courses. Recently, Dr. Dixon became a certified coach by completing the Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching program.