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Amelia Thornton, Founder and President

For 25+ years, Amelia Thornton has held senior leadership positions in both the old and new economies.  Since 2002, she has been President of The Thornton Group, Inc., a management consulting company specializing in all aspects of organizational health.  Amelia works primarily with senior teams, helping them to become more cohesive, aligned, and focused on the core business challenges that are critical to their organization's success. Amelia is also a Business Consulting Partner with The Table Group (a Patrick Lencioni company).

Prior to founding the Thornton Group, Amelia was Chief Administrative Officer for Hyperion Solutions, where she led a two year turn-around of the company. She was also a Partner at Ernst & Young LLP, and has held executive positions with Oracle, MG Taylor, The Alliance of Chief Executives, and Right Management Consulting. She began her career with Federal Express, where she was Managing Director of Ground Operations and responsible for all facets of pickup and delivery operations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin.

Amelia has been quoted in Business Week and USA Today in articles about corporate ethics and employee hiring, and is profiled in the book, The Transparency Edge, How Credibility Can Make or Break You in Business, by Barbara and Elizabeth Pagano (selected as 'Book of the Month' by Fast Company Magazine). In addition, she has given speeches and workshops in North America and Europe, including keynote speeches on topics such as Building Trust, Strategy Execution and Leadership Effectiveness.

Amelia is currently on the Board of Group Delphi, where she chairs the Compensation Committee, and Youth on Course (NCGA Foundation).  Previously she served on the boards of MentorNet, MG Taylor Corporation, Arcala and the Danville d'Elegance.  She has degrees from the University of Wisconsin and the Boston University Executive Management Leadership Institute.

Amelia lives in the East Bay of San Francisco, and in her spare time can be found on the golf course, skiing, or at a baseball game.

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