Tom Mosgaller

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Director of Change Management, Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment

Tom Mosgaller has over 25 years of experience in organizational and community development as a manager, teacher, and consultant to the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Tom’s passion lies in assisting communities, organizations and individuals to come together to create great places to work, learn, and grow.

Mr. Mosgaller served as the City of Madison’s Director of Organizational Development and Training for thirteen years. During his tenure, the City of Madison’s Quality Management work received worldwide recognition as a pioneering effort and was recognized by the American Society for Quality. In 2000 he was recruited to join Marshall Erdman & Associates as Vice President of Organizational Development and Human Resources. At Erdman he provided leadership for human resources, quality management, organizational development and corporate training and development.

In 2006 Tom joined the staff of NIATx (The Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment Services) in the School of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin as Director of Change Management. The staff of NIATx works to improving the delivery of community based health services including drug/alcohol treatment, mental health, and other related services.

He is past President and Chairman of the Board of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and has served as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner and Judge for the Wisconsin Forward Award. In addition Tom has served as adjunct faculty for the University of Wisconsin School of Business - Management Institute, Northwestern University’s Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute, and the McLaren School of Business of the University of San Francisco.

Tom began his career as a community organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) Saul Alinsky Institute where he worked with local communities in building broad based citizen organizations in both urban and rural areas of the U.S. This experience, combined with his private and public sector leadership experience and academic credentials, make Tom Mosgaller uniquely qualified to address issues of organizational change.

Mr. Mosgaller has a master’s degree from Notre Dame School of Business specializing in the area of human and process management along with a Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). His undergraduate degree is from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Tom is an avid recreational athlete and conservationist focused on sustainable forestry. He has been married for 27 years and has two children.


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