Elizabeth Cipolla, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Elizabeth Cipolla is an experienced human resources executive with more than 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 workspace 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


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

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

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

DiSC Certification

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 


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
Mobile: 716.490.2889

"As a member and graduate of the recent Leadership Peer Group held at Decision Associates, I found the most beneficial outcome, other than the monthly topics, was being connected with others in the same position. I now have a dozen peers to turn to when a question or problem arises in our company. It's great to be able to talk to someone who may have experienced the same situations. I also enjoyed touring other companies with the Peer Group. From this rear opportunity of a behind the scenes look, I was able to take this experience and return to our facility and implement valuable improvements. I would recommend this Peer Group to others in leadership positions."

~ Ryan Betts, VP Human Resources
Betts Industries

Subscribe to our Decision Point Newsletter