John Reid-Dodick

Chief People Officer at AOL

As Chief People Officer, John Reid-Dodick joined AOL in 2011 from Thomson Reuters, where he headed HR for Thomson Reuters Markets. Following the Thomson acquisition of Reuters in 2008, Reid-Dodick led the people and culture integration of Reuters and Thomson Financial. Previously, he held a range of senior HR roles at Reuters in New York and London.

An expert in leadership, talent, and organizational culture and change, Reid-Dodick has led a number of initiatives that have received industry awards of excellence and been featured as best practice in publications such as Stephen Bungay, The Art of Action: How Leaders Close the Gaps Between Plans, Actions and Results (2011); Jeff DeGraff and Shawn Quinn, Leading Innovation: How to Jump Start Your Organization’s Growth Engine (2006); and Simon Barrow and Richard Moseley, The Employer Brand (2005).

A lawyer by training, Reid-Dodick joined Reuters in 1995, serving as General Counsel for Reuters America from 1997 to 2000. Prior to Reuters, he was an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell and a law clerk for the Honorable Robert W. Sweet of the Southern District of New York. Reid-Dodick graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and he holds a master’s degree in politics from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in political studies from the University of Manitoba.

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