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James R. Ellinghausen

James R. Ellinghausen, Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Jim Ellinghausen is Executive Vice President, Human Resources for PulteGroup. He is responsible for the development and oversight of PulteGroup’s human resources strategies and initiatives for talent management, organization development, learning, compensation, culture and diversity for its employees across the United States.


Mr. Ellinghausen joined PulteGroup in April 2005 as Senior Vice President, Human Resources following seven years with Bristol Meyers Squibb (BMS). During his tenure at BMS he held a number of Human Resource leadership positions including Vice President Human Resources for the US Pharmaceutical business, Senior Vice President Human Resources for the Worldwide Medicines business, and Head of Human Resources for BMS’ Worldwide Businesses with more than 40,000 global employees. Prior to his time with BMS, Mr. Ellinghausen spent more than nine years with the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo, where he held a number of field and headquarters human resource leadership positions in the US and Canadian businesses.


Mr. Ellinghausen received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and was a member of the men's varsity basketball team. He was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association, and played professional basketball in Europe for five years before returning to the U.S. in 1985 to begin his career in human resources.