Ian V. Ziskin Joins the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies
(CAHRS) as Executive Director and Executive in Residence
The Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) is pleased to announce that Ian V. Ziskin has joined the Center as Executive Director and Executive in Residence. In this part-time role, Ziskin will be responsible for working with corporate partners, Cornell ILR School faculty, students, and alumni to execute the Center’s mission and priorities. He will also teach classes, coach students, and work with faculty on connecting their teaching and research to the business community’s needs.
Ziskin, an alumnus of the Cornell ILR School (MILR ’82), is uniquely qualified to serve as CAHRS’ Executive in Residence, bringing 28 years of business and human resources experience and a long association with Cornell and the ILR School. Ziskin has extensive global leadership experience, which includes serving most recently as Corporate Vice President, Chief Human Resources & Administrative Officer at Northrop Grumman Corporation, as well as in other senior roles with three Fortune 100 corporations—Northrop Grumman, Qwest Communications, and TRW. Ziskin is also an author and speaker, and has been a guest lecturer at Cornell and many other universities. He is a current or past board member or participant in several professional organizations including the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies, USC Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations, HR Policy Association, Personnel Round Table, HR People & Strategy, HR50, and the CHRO Board Academy. Ziskin is President of EXec EXcel Group LLC, a consulting firm he founded following a highly successful business career.
In 1988, Human Resource Executive® magazine named Ziskin one of twelve “Up and Comers in HR.” In 2007, he was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, considered to be the highest honor in the HR profession.
Ziskin received a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations degree from Cornell University, where he held a research and teaching assistantship based on scholastic achievement, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University, where he graduated magna cum laude.