Judy Riley is a design leader who thrives under the pressures of the current business world, helping companies embrace new pathways of success. She has held global leadership positions for billion dollar corporations Moen and Timex, where she challenged concentional thinking and embedded "design-driven" as an attribute to companies well known for reliability. She is one of four key leaders selected by the president to bring Moen into a future of innovation, defining strategic intent and building innovation capability for corporate growth and renewal.
A key element to success is her ability to elevate design thinking into business strategy. Her philosophy is that design is good for business and she teaches business leaders to expect more from design. She has the personal courage to ask tough questions and push for insight driven solutions. Decisive even in chaotic and ambiguous environments with a proven track record of directing market share increasing solutions delivered on-time and on budget.
Riley has demonstrated an ability to create and lead global initiatives, breaking down cultural bariers and business-as-usual attitudes to build high-performing teams. She is an active listener, engaging colleagues with thoughtful discussion to move toward meaningful and shared goals. She leads by example with an energetic and influencing management style that inspires her colleagues to embrace change and the need to push for higher standards and expectations.
Her work is exhibited and published in Women in Design sponsored by Bard Graduate School NYC and Goddess in the Details sponsored by Pratt NYC. Ms.Riley earned a B.S. degree in INdustrial Design from Ohio State University, and has been awarded numerous design and utility patents.
"IDSA is my one and only professional network. If I want to find a resource a company or another designer, I look to IDSA first. Being part of the POD was the best experience. I got to know several of my peers quite well, we learned a lot from each other and had fun visiting each others' cities. There have also been a few great national conferences over the years. I think I’ve been a member since 1978. I also encourage my team members to join and take part in events."
Member of an IDSA corporate POD for several years
‘Career stories’ panelist at the mid east conference this year