John Buckley retired from GE Healthcare in Waukesha, Wisconsin after 40+ years of developing leaders and leading change in both public and private organizations. John served a 22‐year career in the Army, stationed in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the United States. He retired from active duty in 1990 at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. While on active duty, he received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Northern Michigan University. He is also a graduate of the U.S Army Organizational Development School and the Command and General Staff College. He was a department chairman and taught Leadership, Ethics, and Public Administration at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Since leaving the Army and before joining GE Healthcare in 2006, John held a number of leadership and organizational development positions with several large companies including Hewlett-‐Packard, BMO Harris Bank and Harley-‐Davidson Motorcycle Company.
At GE Healthcare John created and delivered leadership development programs for the Technology Leaders of the 7,000+ engineers, scientists and researchers employed there. Recognizing the need for change leadership in GE, John developed and facilitated a change leadership module in his leadership programs. He continues to deliver that learning experience to other Corporate GE Leadership Development programs and other technology and medical customers as well.
John is married and lives with his wife in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. He has three grown children, 4 grandchildren and one very spoiled Golden Retriever.