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Michael Kelliher selected as NMB Deputy Chief of Staff

(Source: National Mediation Board press release, June 23, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Mediation Board (NMB) is pleased to announce the selection of Michael Kelliher to fill the Deputy Chief of Staff position within the agency. In this capacity, he will work with the Chief of Staff across all of the offices at the Board; in addition, he will assume first line supervisory responsibility for the Mediation program at the Board.

Mr. Kelliher joined the NMB on August 2, 2010 bringing to the Mediation corps a wealth of experience with thirty years of labor relations experience in the airline industry as a labor advocate. His labor relations experience includes work in a variety of capacities including a term as President of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants at American Airlines.

Prior to joining the NMB, he served as an adjunct professor of management in the Brennan School of Business at Dominican University. Since 2012, Mr. Kelliher has managed the NMB’s partnership with Dominican University, focusing on issues related to Conflict Resolution and Negotiations.

Mr. Kelliher earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. He holds a certificate in mediation from Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies and earned an ombudsman certificate from the United States Department of Defense.

The National Mediation Board is an independent Federal agency established by the Railway Labor Act, which governs labor-management relations of nearly 500 railroads and 100 airlines in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and the US territories.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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