Ellyn M. Ito, Executive Director and Trustee
For almost 20 years, Ellyn Ito has used her background in human resources management to mitigate risks and enhance operations in organizations experiencing growth and contraction. Having worked with start-up and mid-sized telecommunications, technology, and healthcare companies, as well as Fortune 500 corporations, Ms. Ito has held multiple leadership positions helping companies leverage their human capital.
As well, she has led programs in training and development, employee relations, international recruitment and relocation, and relocation of “commodity” labor (such as call-center activities and manufacturing) both domestically and abroad. Having served in executive roles, Ms. Ito has had broad operational experience including sales/marketing, business development, mergers and acquisitions, and business restructuring. From her experience in management, Ms. Ito has the keen perspective of how seemingly small business decisions impact the human element and how this, in turn, directly impacts the success or failure of a work community. Ms. Ito believes that it is important to create opportunities for those less fortunate — particularly women and girls whose sphere of influence is so critical to the well-being of their children, their children’s children, their homes, and communities. Ms. Ito has long been active in working with non-profit organizations with missions to serve underprivileged, at-risk women and children. Ms. Ito is SPHR certified and holds a dual-major Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She lives in Hopewell, New Jersey with her husband, Daniel Sigman, and her two school-aged children.