Mary Jo is committed to improving operations and safety in nuclear power and other high-impact industries. She executes programs that accelerate the development of leaders and teams in order to increase operational reliability and personal and process safety. She is a recognized expert in nuclear leadership and organizational change. Mary Jo is also an accomplished team and individual coach, helping leaders grow and increase performance levels in their organizations.
Mary Jo has published articles in Energy Workforce Magazine, Uptime Magazine, Power Engineering and HazardEx publications. She also blogs for PennEnergy and is the accomplished author of the book, “Nuclear Energy Leadership: Lessons Learned from the U.S. Operators,” from PennWell Publishing. Mary Jo has been invited to speak at conferences such as PowerGen, to oil and gas industry executives based on her experience working in the nuclear power industry.
Prior to joining Strategic Talent Solutions, Mary Jo was a leader in management development at Exelon Corporation, one of the nation's largest electric utilities. At Exelon she developed talent management and organizational effectiveness processes including individual assessment, succession planning, leadership training, employee survey follow-up and effectiveness measures. Mary Jo also created a standardized senior leadership team assessment format that was implemented at fossil stations as well as all the Exelon nuclear sites. These assessments were used to intervene and improve individual leadership, team and organizational functioning in order to better drive operational performance.
She has also worked for an international consulting firm that specializes in executive selection and development where she worked with the Edison Electric Institute, American Electric Power, South Texas Project, and Commonwealth Edison. In addition to her work in the electric industry she has consulted on organizational effectiveness and coached executives and managers from companies such as Motorola, Joy Global, Best Buy, Tribune, and the Harris Bank.
Mary Jo completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University, her M.A. in Developmental Psychology at Northern Illinois University, and her B.A. at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.