John (Jack) Reilly

Leadership Consultant, Positive Management Leadership, Inc.

JReilleyJack Reilly is a Leadership Consultant for Positive Management Leadership, Inc.

Prior to joining Positive Management Leadership, Inc., Jack spent 30 years in the public and private sector in a variety of senior-level human resources positions. Most recently, Jack was responsible for all employee and labor relations at NSTAR, one of America’s largest and most successful publicly traded utility companies, now operating as Northeast Utilities.

Previous to NSTAR, his human resources leadership roles were in numerous corporations in several sectors, including a hospital and healthcare system, school bus and transit operations, and a privately held Fidelity Company in the worldwide travel and hospitality industry. While at Laidlaw, he oversaw 20,000 employees in 245 locations, with 80 separate union contracts.

Once a former union counsel, Jack has a 30-year career as an attorney specializing in preventive labor and employment law. Nationally, he worked in the public and private sector as well as the hotel industry, advocating for positive employee relations by providing counsel in union prevention, supervisor evaluation,
training, campaign strategy, negotiation and union strike tactics.

Jack earned his law degree from Suffolk University in Boston and has his CORE MBA EE from Columbia University. He received his HR Leadership/Strategy Certificate from Human Resource Planning Society and successfully participated in the HR/Business School Program at the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School.

Jack recently served as an advisory board member for Children’s Miracle Network and is presently on the Board of Directors of Metrowest/Worcester Habitat for Humanity in Massachusetts.

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