Edward T. Reilly, President and CEO
December 1, 2008
Edward T. Reilly is the 17th President and Chief Executive Officer of American Management Association, International. He has served in this role since June 2001. AMA (amanet.org) is the world’s leading not-for-profit, membership-based management development, research and publishing organization. Each year, AMA directly interacts with over 100,000 managers and executives in the United States and around the world, through its renowned management education seminar programs and conferences. It publishes many newsletters, research papers and a quarterly management journal. Through its publishing arm, AMACOM, it publishes over 80 books per year.
AMA is the parent company of Management Centre Europe (MCE.be), a leading pan-European business management education institution for middle and senior executives. Management Centre Europe has been located in Brussels for 40 years. AMA also maintains operations in Canada, Mexico, Japan and China, with affiliated organizations in Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Seoul. AMA’s organizations are distinguished by the quality of their faculty of global business practitioners, the practical action-oriented focus of their learning programs, and the dynamic, interactive nature of their courses.
Ed previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Big Flower Holdings, Inc. (now Vertis, Inc.), a leading provider of integrated marketing and advertising services. Under his four-year leadership, revenues at Big Flower Holdings increased from approximately $1 billion to nearly $1.9 billion. The NYSE-listed Company broadened its services and made numerous acquisitions, specializing in newspaper insert advertising, individualized direct mail, digital asset management and application software for the broadcasting and advertising agency industries. In December of 1999, the Company was taken private in a leveraged transaction.
Prior to joining Big Flower Holdings, Ed spent over 25 years with the broadcast and book publishing groups of The McGraw-Hill Companies, holding the following positions: Editor in Chief of the Accounting, Computing and Data Processing Department of Gregg Community College Division; Chief Financial Officer of the California Test Bureau; General Manager of the Instructo Corporation; Group Vice President for Europe, Africa and The Middle East; Group Vice President for McGraw-Hill Training Systems; Executive Vice President in charge of McGraw-Hill International Book Company. In 1987, Ed became the President of The McGraw-Hill Broadcasting Company, during that time, he also served as Chairman of the Board of the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB), Chairman of the Board of the Association for Maximum Service Television (MSTV) when the technology platform for digital broadcasting and high definition television was developed and approved by the FCC, and as a Board member of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Ed is also a past Chairman of The Advertising Council, the world leader in public service advertising.
Currently, Ed serves on the following Boards: Chairman of the USO World Headquarters Board of Governors and a Member of the Board of Directors of AARP Services, Inc. He is also a Member of the North American Advisory Board of the UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business in Dublin, past Chairman and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the U.S., and Fellow of the International Academy of Management.
Ed holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Francis College, New York, and attended the Stanford Executive Program. He resides in Westport, Connecticut, with his wife, Susan.