Elizabeth Cipolla, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

A certified human resources executive with 20 years of experience, Elizabeth Cipolla leads Decision Associates' Human Capital practice. Elizabeth employs client-focused solutions to help companies foster employee trust, reduce long-term costs, improve efficiency and mitigate risk. An accomplished speaker and published business columnist, Elizabeth has held Vice President roles in talent development and Human Resources in the manufacturing, power and insurance industries.


Executive Recruitment
Organizational Engineering
Leadership Training
Executive Coaching/Mentoring


PhD (in progress), Organizational Learning and Leadership, Gannon University, Erie, PA
MS, Professional Leadership, St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY
BS, Journalism & Mass Communication, St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY

SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional Human Resources Certification)
SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management)
SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)
Human Resources Certification Institute
DiSC Certification
People Keys

Society of Human Resource Management, current national member, previous steering committee chair for PA/NY Chapter and board liaison for BNHRA Chapter
American Society for Training and Development, member
PA/NY SHRM, founder and past board chair
Chautauqua County Child Advocacy Program, past board member
Community Helping Hands, past board chair and executive committee member
Southern Tier Storm Soccer Academy, Board 

Elizabeth Cipolla, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Mobile: 716.490.2889

“Decision Associates exceeded our expectations, which were very high to start with, and we were pleased with the result of their work and assistance on our strategic plan. They were the right organization at the right time to help our organization become what we need to be in the next few years. They led us in such a way to allow us to move forward, which is not always easy, and accomplish a lot in a short time. The proof is that the strategic plan has been widely acknowledged as being perfect for us with comments coming not just from within, but from the community as well. We will engage them again when we are ready for an update.”

~ John Oliver, President

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