Who's Who of Top Executives

Bruce R. Ellig

Title: Human Resource Executive (Retired), Author
Location: New York, New York, United States

Bruce Ellig, Human Resource Executive (Retired) and Author, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business.

Mr. Ellig became involved in his profession because his father was an employment manager for a shipbuilding company. His father wanted him to become either a doctor or lawyer. With this in mind, Mr. Ellig first attempted pre-law because he was interested in the FBI and found that it wasn’t for him, so he transferred to business school and found a wage and salary administration course was something that he was interested in. Upon this discovery, he stayed the course and earned an MBA at the University of Wisconsin in 1960 after earning a BBA from the institution a year earlier.

Right after graduation, Mr. Ellig was hired by Pfizer. He remained at the company throughout his career, retiring in 1996 after working in the post of Vice President of Employee Resources. Earlier in his career with the company, he served as a Vice President of Personnel, as a Vice President of Employee Relations, as a Vice President of Compensation and Benefits, as a Corporate Director of Compensation and Benefits and as a manager of Compensation and Personnel Research. In addition to these positions, Mr. Ellig has served on the advisory panel for Career Central, as a consultant for Organization Resources Counselors Inc., and on various councils and committees for Pfizer.

In addition to his work in business and human resources, Mr. Ellig has stretched his creative muscle as a published author. He has written such works as “American History Impact on Employee Pay and Benefits,” “The Evolution of Employee Pay in the United States,”  “The Complete Guide to Executive Compensation” and “Future Focus: Human Resources in the 21st Century” among various other works. He is credited with creating the Bruce R. Ellig Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin and has received such accolades such as the Distinguished Business Alumnus Award from the University of Wisconsin School of Business and the Keystone Award from American Compensation. Furthermore, he has been professionally affiliated with such organizations as the Society of Human Resource Management, the National Academy of Human Resources, the Metropolitan Club and the New York Personnel Management Association.

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