Business 100 - 2012

Edward T. Reilly

Edward T. Reilly/American Management Association

Since 2001, Edward T. Reilly has been the 17th president and CEO of the American Management Association. AMA is the world’s leading not-for-profit membership-based management development, research and publishing organization. Ed previously served as president and CEO of Big Flower Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of integrated marketing and advertising services. Prior to that, Ed spent 30 years with the broadcasting and book publishing groups of the McGraw-Hill Companies.

Ed holds a BA in business administration from St. Francis College and attended the Stanford Executive Program. He serves as the following: member of the North American Advisory Board of the UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business; immediate past chairman of the USO World Headquarters board of governors; co-chairman of the USO Operation Enduring Care Campaign; fellow of the International Academy of Management; member of the U.S. Advisory Board of IESE Business School, Barcelona.

A fourth-generation Irish American, he resides in Westport, CT, with his wife, Susan. Ed has roots in Cavan on his father’s side and Limerick on his mother’s.