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.
Mr. Ellig discusses his life and career in human resources in a video interview by Marquis Who’s Who.
Mr. Ellig’s leadership prowess was recognized with inclusion on his cover of the ninth edition of Millennium, A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine.
Mr. Ellig’s career journey and corporate perspectives were highlighted in the third edition of Insight Magazine.
To attest to his success, Mr. Ellig was honored for excellence in human resources in a press release on July 8, 2021.
A timeline of professional milestones details the life and career of Mr. Ellig.
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