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Bruce R. Ellig

Human Resources Executive (Retired) and Author

Bruce R. Ellig is a retired human resources executive, author and public speaker who has accrued over 35 years of expertise. Spending his 35-year career with Pfizer Inc. in New York City beginning in 1960, he rose through management levels, ending as the corporate vice president in charge of worldwide human resources, reporting to the chairman and chief executive officer of Pfizer. Prior to joining Pfizer, he achieved a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He established the Bruce R. Ellig Scholarship, the Bruce R. Ellig Distinguished Chair in Pay and Organizational Effectiveness, and the Bruce R. Ellig Professorship in Management. Mr. Ellig has penned over 100 articles and 11 books, which include the fourth edition of “The Complete Guide to Executive Compensation” in 2022. He has spoken via media outlets on over 400 occasions; notably, he was interviewed by “Good Morning America” on NBC in addition to over 20 other television interviews. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Human Resource Management in 1999, a lifetime fellowship to the National Academy of Human Resources in 1993 and the Distinguished Business Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin in 2007.

Marquis Video

Mr. Ellig discusses his life and career in human resources in a video interview by Marquis Who’s Who.

Millennium Magazine

Mr. Ellig’s leadership prowess was recognized with inclusion on his cover of the ninth edition of Millennium, A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine.

Insight Magazine

Mr. Ellig’s career journey and corporate perspectives were highlighted in the third edition of Insight Magazine.

The Wall Street Journal (2022)

Mr. Ellig was honored as a distinguished leader in The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

The Wall Street Journal (2018)

In light of his achievements, Mr. Ellig was honored in The Wall Street Journal as a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Forbes Magazine

Mr. Ellig was recognized in the October-November 2021 issue of Forbes as a top executive.

Bloomberg Magazine

Distinguished as a Top Executive, Mr. Ellig was highlighted in the November 2021 issue of Bloomberg.

Fortune Magazine

Alongside his peers, Mr. Ellig was honored for his expertise in human resources in Fortune Magazine in its June-July 2022 national issue.

Press Release

To attest to his success, Mr. Ellig was honored for excellence in human resources in a press release on July 8, 2021.

Marquis Timeline

A timeline of professional milestones details the life and career of Mr. Ellig.



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