Rebecca McGuire Ellis '97
Alumni Association Board of Directors Vice President
Major at UE: Mathematics Education
Hometown: Washington, Indiana
Current Residence: Carmel, Indiana
Current Occupation: Director, Global Learning, Talent Management and Change at Allegon PLC/Schlage
With more than 17 years of progressive experience in HR and Change Consulting, I have particular expertise in change management, organization design, instructor- led and online learning, leadership development, and performance management. After UE, I also earned degrees from Indiana University - MSEd in instructional systems technology and Benedictine University - PhD in organization development. I have presented my research on cognition in organization change to international audiences at annual conferences for the Irish Academy of Management, International Society of Performance Improvement, and the Academy of Management. Prior to moving to Indiana recently for my new role, I was the co-owner of Key Partners Consulting, LLC, based in St. Louis, Missouri.
Late Uncle Joel Dill was a UE psychology professor. Aunt Janet Dill (now Dill-Waller) was a UE student-teaching supervisor. Sister, Rachel McGuire, graduated in 1998 with a finance degree. Husband, Sean Ellis '97, is also a UE grad - we met at UE. We have two children, Alayna (15) and Graham (9).
UE Alumni Activities/Why I Give Back
I have been an active alumna in St. Louis and now Indianapolis - attending events, helping recruit new students, hosting send-off parties for new UE students and their families. Just last year, I joined the UE Alumni Association Board of Directors and am excited to begin my term as vice president in 2018. At the October student/alumni networking lunch in Indianapolis, I presented on change to the students and alumni. I'm a proud Purple Ace and am willing to do what I can to benefit UE.
Favorite UE Memory
Traveling with the UE Cheer Team to away games was always a blast!