Elizabeth Cipolla, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Elizabeth is an experienced human resources executive with nearly 20 years of practice as an influencer and leader helping companies to raise the bar in achieving their goals. In both her company leadership and consulting experience, she's demonstrated a passion for helping organizations increase their capacity and resilience in rapidly changing environments through change leadership at all organizational levels. Throughout her career, Elizabeth has developed a wide variety of client-focused solutions in the areas of regulatory compliance; organizational development; strategy; leadership development; executive search, and organizational communication. She enjoys helping clients develop simplified solutions for complex issues to foster employee trust; reduce long-term costs; improve efficiencies, and mitigate risk. Elizabeth is also an accomplished speaker and published business columnist who writes about a myriad of issues impacting organizational effectiveness, including workplace cultural considerations that impact morale, staffing, productivity and overall business sustainability. 


Communication Development
Compensation Analysis
Diversity & Inclusion
Employee Relations
Executive Coaching
Executive Recruitment
Human Resource Management
Internal Workplace Investigations
Leadership & Team Development
Organizational Development
Performance Management
Policy Development
Regulatory Compliance
Strategic Planning & Execution
Succession Planning
Talent Recruitment & Retention
Training Design & Delivery
Workplace Harassment Prevention & Response


Human Services


Entrepreneur - Business Consulting
Catapult - Vice President of Talent Development
Cobham - Vice President of Human Resources
LoVullo - Director of Human Resources
Cummins - Manager of Human Resources


Gannon University
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Learning and Leadership *in process

St. Bonaventure University
Masters of Science in Professional Leadership (Organizational Development/Human Resources)

St. Bonaventure University
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication

Society of Human Resource Management
Senior Certified Professional Human Resources Certification (SHRM-SCP)

Human Resources Certification Institute
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

People Keys
DiSC Certification


American Society for Training and Development

Chautauqua County Child Advocacy Program: past Executive Committee Board Member and Keynote Presenter

Community Helping Hands: Board Chairperson, Executive Committee Member

PA/NY SHRM, Founder and past Chairperson

Society of Human Resource Management, current national Member, past local Member, previous Steering Committee Chair for PA/NY Chapter and board liaison for BNHRA Chapter

Southern Tier Storm Soccer Academy: Board Strategist


Published Work & Broadcast Experience

American Institute of CPA's Insider: Guest Leadership Expert Contributor

Breaking News Alaska: regular contributor

Business First Buffalo: guest contributor

hrfactfinder.com: Chief Content Editor

Indiana INTERN Publication: featured contributor

Jamestown Post Journal: Business Columnist

Olean Times Herald: Business Columnist

Pittsburgh Catalyst Connection: guest contributor

WKBW-7, Buffalo, NY: past On-Air Talent for reoccurring business and career segment

Elizabeth Cipolla, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Direct: 814.240.0108
Mobile: 716.490.2889

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