Jill Little is the Senior Vice President of Human Capital.
Prior to joining the Humane Society of the United States in 2017, she was Chief Human Resources Officer with IFDC, a public international organization based in Alabama. Little has held senior HR leadership positions for more than 20 years with multinational companies including Ericsson, Coca-Cola, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Citibank and Chiquita. Her experience includes overseeing all areas of human resources for numerous corporations and nonprofit organizations internationally. Over her career, she has developed innovative talent recruitment and retention practices, provided strategic HR leadership in dozens of developing countries and been responsible for managing HR programs in at least 125 countries.
Little brings a deep commitment to employee professional development, believing that new challenges and advancement are important to build both personal and organizational capacity. She is an advocate for strategic planning, leadership development and supporting teams and individuals to enable them to perform at their highest capacity. In 2010, while at Ericsson, she secured funding to help launch the Leadership Center at the University of Texas at Dallas, which provided a curriculum to support management training and leadership development, a program which remains active today.
Little holds a Bachelor's degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University where she graduated cum laude and a Master's of International Management from the celebrated Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona where she graduated with highest distinction. She has authored a book and numerous articles on the issues and challenges of human resources management.
Little is a past member of the Leadership Development Advisory Board for the School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, a former board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Dallas, Texas, and a longtime member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
She has been involved for many years in exotic cat conservation and rescue.