Tom Sheehan Joins CAI's Advice & Resolution Team

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Tom Sheehan.pngWe are pleased to announce that Tom Sheehan has joined CAI’s Advice & Resolution team as Human Resources Business Partner/A&R Advisor.  Tom’s primary area of focus will be operational and strategic human resources where he will be advising HR and other business leaders on issues such as talent management, organizational effectiveness, employee engagement, M&A’s, and employee relations.  Tom will also be developing an exciting new suite of free member benefits we are tentatively calling "learn and grow," which include tools, templates, training and more on a wide variety of HR / Talent topics.  More to come on that later this year! 


Tom brings 20+ years of extensive, broad based strategic and tactical/practical HR experience to CAI including HR business partner roles, talent management, employee engagement, learning & development, employee relations, and talent acquisition.   Tom joins us from The Pantry, Inc. (Kangaroo Express) in Cary where he has been the Director of Talent Acquisition & Talent Management for the past 4 years.  In this role Tom was responsible for developing The Pantry’s company-wide talent management infrastructure and supporting processes including succession planning and performance management.   Prior to The Pantry Tom provided HR leadership for Rite Aid Inc. at their headquarters office in Harrisburg, PA.  Tom held a number of increasing responsible HR roles at Rite Aid including the Director, Talent Acquisition for the corporation.


CAI is the trusted advisor for so many HR professionals and business leaders and we look forward to continuing to help our members work through and solve their workforce issues.  Your CAI membership team is continuously adapting to today’s rapidly changing times to help you better leverage your people investment.  With the addition of Tom Sheehan, coupled with that of Rick Washburn late last year, CAI is significantly bolstering our capability to help HR and other business leaders think through and resolve the wide variety of today’s talent and workforce issues, including:


  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Identifying the people implications and creating action plans
  • Realigning HR to better support the business
  • Aligning people to business goals
  • Utilizing succession planning to identify and address tomorrow's talent needs
  • Developing robust and diverse leadership pipelines
  • Creating a results based and high performing workforce
  • Attracting, developing, and retaining top talent
  • Improving organizational capability


As a CAI member, your annual dues provide you unlimited telephone access to Tom and Rick as well as the rest of the Advice and Resolution team.  Tom and Rick stand prepared to help you today
with your strategic, operational, and organizational issues.  You can reach out to Tom at (919) 325-4113 or and Rick at 919‑713‑5247 or