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Thomas J. Schneider

President, C.E.O. and Founder

Dr. Thomas J. Schneider is the President, CEO and Founder of Restructuring Associates Inc. in Washington, DC.  He was Partner then Of-Counsel to the law firm of O’Connor & Hannan in Washington, D.C.

Over the past 39 years Dr. Schneider has acted as a management consultant for many of the largest companies, unions and organizations across all sectors of the economy, government, and not-for-profits in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. He has been the architect and implementation consultant for numerous leading organizational restructurings, change management efforts and labor management partnerships; He has published and lectured widely on corporate competitiveness, high performance organizations, change management, innovative industrial relations, labor management partnerships and biotechnology.

Dr. Schneider was a long time member of the Boards of the J. Craig Venter Institute, the Florey Neuroscience Institutes, the National Underground Railway Freedom Center, PYXERA Global, and the American Australian Educational Leadership Foundation where he is was the treasurer.

He was a member of the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board from 1994-2000, and was the Science and Technology Policy Advisor for Presidential candidate Bill Clinton in 1992 and for General Wes Clark in 2003-04.

Dr. Schneider received his A.B., magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.  He obtained a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Oxford University in industrial and organizational sociology.

In 1999 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia “for the leadership in the restructuring of industrial relations in the United States of America.”

He was given the “2009 Outstanding Practitioner Award” by the Labor Employment Relations Association (LERA).  Dr. Schneider was designated a “Nationally Recognized Expert” (NRE) by the United States Government, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in October 2009.