Richard D. ("Rick") Maher is a veteran of the human resources industry, and a recognized leader in the fields of managing organizational change and the strategic management of human capital.
As the Firm’s past President & CEO, Rick has overseen many of the Firm’s most notable change initiatives, including the Nation’s first deployment of high-speed internet services, the first online corporate university in the cable television industry, and the communications and training plan to deploy O*NET (the Occupational Information Network), which has become the common language for discussing competencies in the American workforce.
Maher has been at the forefront of workforce system transformation and policy guidance – working throughout the United States and internationally. He helped to design and deploy the Department of Labor’s first online Community of Practice, to build capacity of both workforce and educational professionals. Maher helped formulate the technical assistance plans for WIRED (Workforce Investment in Regional Economic Development) and led the effort to build collaboration between the workforce, economic development, and education sectors – speaking about the need to see talent development as the “supply chain” for economic prosperity.
Mr. Maher has been the keynote speaker at numerous national conferences focused on both the private and public sectors, across the United States and internationally. His 2012 keynote to a gathering of leaders from 3 continents and 12 countries at St. George’s College at Windsor Castle, England featured his ideas about talent development as the new “global currency” – and the importance of education in building agile individuals, organizations and communities able to cope with increasingly competitive and changing needs in the global economy.
As a Senior Consultant and member of IMPAQ’s Advisory Board, Mr. Maher continues to support key project work at Maher, and support our parent company, IMPAQ, LLC. in multiple strategic planning roles.
Mr. Maher is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), the Association of Talent Development (ATD) and PSI CHI (the International Honor Society in Psychology). He has a BA from Seton Hall University and an MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Walden University.