Keynote Speaker Eric McNulty

Eric McNulty

Director of Research and Professional Programs and Program Faculty at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative

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Eric J. McNulty is a widely recognized writer, speaker, and educator on leadership and, in particular, crisis leadership. McNulty holds an appointment as Director of Research and Professional Programs at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI), a joint program of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and as Instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He teaches in numerous executive education and graduate level courses at Harvard and M.I.T. including those for professionals in preparedness and response, healthcare, and public health. He speaks to executive audiences around the world about the challenges of leading in fast moving, unpredictable circumstances.

McNulty is the author of Three Critical Shifts in Thinking for the Evolving Leader (O’Reilly. 2015) and Your Critical First 10 Days as a Leader (Safari, 2015). He  is the co-author, along with Dr. Leonard Marcus and Dr. Barry Dorn, of the second edition of Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration (Jossey-Bass, 2011). He is co-author of a chapter on meta-leadership in the McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook (2012) and many articles on leadership, decision-making, and negotiation.

McNulty’s columns on leadership and management appear regularly at strategy+business where he is a contributing editor. He seeks to stimulate honest conversations and the return of humanity to organizations. He speaks and writes for technology executives regularly through O’Reilly Media.

McNulty is the principal author of the NPLI’s case studies on leadership decision making in the Boston Marathon bombing response, innovation in the response Hurricane Sandy and the professional/political interface in the Deepwater Horizon response drawing upon his firsthand research as well as extensive interviews with leaders involved in the responses. He has also researched and written on the H1N1 pandemic response and the domestic response to Ebola in 2014-2015.

McNulty holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (with honors) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master’s degree in Leadership from Lesley University.

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  • Eric is a rare talent: equal parts visionary, story teller, thought leader, and teacher…. But what truly sets Eric apart is his ability to communicate as a speaker. If your organization is searching for an authority on the topic of leadership, then you must bring Eric in to speak.

    Managing Director

    Nexus Global Advisors

  • Eric did a superb job designing and executing editorial and content for our San Jose Sustainability Conference. He has the right balance of temperament and skill – a true master of his craft.

    Bob Johnston, Founder and CEO

    Executive Council of New York

  • I’ve worked with Eric on several projects, including the award-winning Longitudes global thought leadership program for UPS, and the Executive Council’s sustainability conferences. Eric always offers leading edge strategic thinking, a professional approach and warm personality to any project.

    Bruce Danielson, Vice President

    Bank of America (formerly of UPS)

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