SHRM Appoints Elizabeth Owens Bille General Counsel

Jan 14, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has named Elizabeth Owens Bille general counsel and corporate secretary.

Bille, SHRM-SCP, has served in a legal capacity for SHRM for more than seven years, most recently as vice president and associate general counsel.

A member of SHRM’s leadership team, she reports to President and CEO Henry G. (Hank) Jackson.

“Elizabeth Bille is an accomplished attorney who has made significant contributions during her tenure at SHRM. We are pleased to announce her promotion,” Jackson said.

Bille began her SHRM career in the government affairs department, working as a lobbyist and leading its state government affairs program. She left that position in 2002 to attend law school at George Mason University, where she graduated first in her class and was executive editor of the George Mason Law Review.

She practiced employment law with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells) and then worked for the vice chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission before rejoining SHRM.

Her appointment was effective Jan. 1.

Media: For more information, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6260 and

About the Society for Human Resource Management

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