WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ellie Hollander, AARP’s Chief People Officer, will be honored November 29, 2007, with Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business award. The award pays tribute to influential business women in the national capital area, women who are blazing a trail and leaving a mark on Washington business.
“Ellie is a leader among leaders at AARP,” says Tom Nelson, AARP’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are proud that her commitment is being recognized and celebrated through this award.”
As Chief People Officer, Hollander oversees AARP's People Strategy, driving organizational performance and keeping employees engaged in the work of the organization, focused on AARP’s mission and its members. She also has responsibility for AARP's Human Resources and Organizational Learning & Performance groups and is a member of AARP's Executive Team, which provides leadership and strategic direction to AARP and its affiliates.
“The Women Who Mean Business program honors women like Ellie who are some of the most successful and influential women in the region,” says Alex Orfinger, publisher of the Washington Business Journal.
Hollander oversees the development and implementation of cutting-edge programs that provide a national blueprint for a work environment that supports and encourages best practices and performance. Through her work, AARP aspires to engage and inspire its employees at every point in their career.
As a member of AARP’s Executive Team, Hollander asserts her personal commitment to community involvement through a series of community service programs that, under Hollander’s direction and leadership, draw upon the energy of AARP’s approximately 2,500 employees. These programs include AARP’s Employee Giving Campaign and Employee Crisis Fund.
Hollander joined AARP in June of 2000 and was designated Chief People Officer in June of 2002. Before coming to AARP, Hollander spent 23 years in the electric utility industry – as Director of Marketing for EPRI, a not-for-profit energy Research & Development membership organization; as Executive Vice President with CMC Energy Services; and as the Managing Director of Marketing and Communications for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.