Jill Russell: SPHR, Principal and Co-Founder

Jill is a principal and director of TPO, and has over twenty-five years of increasingly broad and responsible experience in the field of Human Re­source Management.

Jill has trained and coached hundreds of supervisors, managers, and executives in basic and complex employment skills and techniques to decrease legal exposure, and increase employee relations and productivity.

Jill specializes in management and employee relations, communications/conflict management, executive and management level hiring and optimum performance systems, leadership skills training, and in facilitating consensus and organizational leadership initiatives with boards of directors for non-profit organizations. She also serves as an expert consultant to law firms engaged in employment litigation.

In addition to client project support, her role at TPO is that of a project manager for all TPO consultants and administrative staff to ensure high quality, consistent deliverables. She also takes the lead on ensuring TPO’s technology and operational infrastructure is solid, efficient and keeping pace with our ability to provide the expert consulting support for which TPO is known.

Prior to co-founding TPO, Jill was employed by the Pebble Beach Company from 1980 through 1988. She formed the Human Resources Department for this internationally renowned destination resort, where she was the Corporate Director of HR for over 1600 employees.

Jill earned her national Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) certification in 1993 by passing a rigorous examination demonstrating competencies in both theoretical and practical experience of the considerable body of knowledge in the field of HR. After completing two successful re-certifications (two three-year cycles), she was recognized as a certified professional for life in March of 1999. Jill served a regional lead instructor for the SHRM Learning System HRCI Certification Institute supporting the professional advancement of the HR field.

Jill is an Advisory Committee member and Past President of the Board of Directors of the Central Coast Human Resources Association (a local chapter of SHRM national). CCHRA achieved its first ever “Superior Merit Award” by SHRM in the Chapter’s 20-year history for both years under her leadership as President. Prior to being President, she served on the CCHRA board since 1990 as Government Affairs Director.

She is a past member of the Leadership Morgan Hill Board of Directors, and is a graduate of Leadership Morgan Hill class of 2004.

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