Elizabeth Cipolla, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

A certified human resources executive with 20 years of experience, Elizabeth Cipolla leads Decision Associates' Human Capital practice. Elizabeth employee 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
Direct: 814.240.0108
Mobile: 716.490.2889

“We used Decision Associates for strategic planning and found them to be useful in leading conversations and gathering consensus. I found them to be very fair. They had honesty and integrity and helped us reach to a plan that was agreed upon by all.”

~ Lynn Rupp, VP Strategic and Operational Performance
UPMC Hamot

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