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Ellen Mahoney

Chief Human Resources Officer


    Ellen Mahoney is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Harvard Business School. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the School’s human resources function for the over 1,600 administrative staff who support the School’s mission. As a member of the senior administrative management team, Ellen works closely with the School’s leadership on organizational design, human resources strategic initiatives, talent management, recruitment, compensation, professional development, and labor relations.

    Ellen is a member of the senior human resources management team at Harvard University, where she contributes as a member of a variety of committees and task forces. Ellen’s previous experience at Harvard University includes running a career and professional development office that served Harvard’s 12,000 administrative staff. She is also an active member of a group of human resources professionals from business schools across the US and Europe.

    Ellen serves on a variety of non-profit boards including the Soldier’s Field Park Children’s Center Board of Directors and Friends of Belmont Lacrosse. Ellen holds a BS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a JD, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School. She is a member of the Massachusetts bar.