Leadership Team

Pierce Management Development

Thomas H. Pierce MBA, President

Tom Pierce has been leading, managing, and training people in corporate and non-profit organizations for over three decades.  He founded Pierce Management Development to coach and train executives, teams, and boards—and to facilitate their critical meetings— to achieve higher levels of excellence.

Tom is responsible for executive coaching, including in-person and telephone sessions; creating and delivering on-site training; and designing and facilitating critical-issue meetings and retreats. He is certified by TalentSmart to administer and evaluate the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal ™ and to present Discovering Emotional Intelligence ™.

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Pierce Management Development

Lu Ann Dillon M.A., CEO

Lu Ann Dillon is an educator, entrepreneur, and executive-level consultant. Lu has led large and small consulting project teams in the defense, healthcare, utilities, government, product development, and education sectors. She has served in state government in the executive branch and as an adjunct faculty member to three New England higher-education institutions. 

As a partner in Pierce Management Development, Lu co-facilitates critical meetings with Tom, and she counsels and trains Pierce Management Development clients who have a desire to improve operational effectiveness and execution performance, and she serves as an executive coach. 

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Owing to Tom Pierce's strategic planning leadership, we came away from the Retreat with unanimous support for the steps needed to achieve sustainability while at the same time revising our business model. Tom's facilitation style -- moderating discussion and debate, conducted with a firm but understanding ... Continue Reading

Barry N. Stone, Past Chairman of the Board
ISHA - International Skiing History Association, Manchester Center, Vermont

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