Workplace diversity psychology expert, Judy Ellis joins AMS as Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Advisory. The role is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ellis will be working with the leadership team to champion the D&I agenda across the firm’s global partnerships, supporting their advisory client services. In a shared statement on the hire, AMS said they were confident Ellis would bring her “extensive experience as a diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioner” to its design and delivery of strategic culture, diversity, and inclusion solutions.
Previously, Ellis had spent over twenty years deploying her coaching abilities to foster inclusive leadership and build high-performing cultures across businesses. She has experience in the HR and corporate communications space and has worked as a DEI consultant for non-profits and educational institutions and private companies. She has advised leaders at all levels, including c-suite, and holds a certification in assessing and developing intercultural competence. She also holds degrees and certifications from Indiana and Cornell universities and has lectured on workplace diversity at the University of Cincinnati.
Laurie Padua, Managing Director of AMS’ Advisory Division, said: “I am really excited to welcome Judy to the AMS team to expand our advisory services to clients further and enable their accelerated growth in inclusive leadership, as well as the creation of high performing cultures. Judy has a wealth of experience, and her knowledge will certainly provide valuable insight and direction for AMS and its global client base.”
Nicola Hancock, Regional Managing Director for the Americas at AMS added: “I am delighted to welcome Judy to our Americas leadership team, to build on our existing diversity experience and capabilities and provide leadership to our teams and clients, driving strategy and solutions to ensure we can partner with our clients to achieve measurable change.”
Speaking on her appointment Ellis said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to help guide and champion diversity, equity, and inclusion solutions in a range of businesses worldwide. Having previously led my own successful DEI consulting firm, I am very excited to have the chance to work with the phenomenal client base of AMS. During this season where the importance and benefits of including the contributions of all are highlighted, working with AMS, a global provider of workforce solutions, is particularly rewarding.”