Placed Leaders

Judy Elliott-Pugh

Senior Director of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion

New York City Ballet

Koya partnered with the New York City Ballet on its Senior Director of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion search. Our work resulted in the appointment of Judy Elliott-Pugh.

New York City Ballet (NYCB) is one of the foremost dance companies in the world, with a roster of spectacular dancers and an unparalleled repertory. NYCB is committed to promoting creative excellence and nurturing a new generation of dancers, choreographers, and audiences.

Judy Elliott-Pugh is a Human Resources leader with over 20 years of progressively responsible HR experience. Prior to NYCB, She served as the  Senior Director of Human Resources for Interport Maintenance Co., Inc., a Newark, New Jersey-based intermodal shipping container company where she established the Human Resources department providing strategic and operational direction.

Prior to joining Interport, Elliott-Pugh was the HR Director and Talent Management Consultant at JNET Communications, LLC, a New Jersey-based telecommunications company where she was responsible for leading a team of Human Resources professionals in the development and execution of talent strategies and initiatives. Before JNET, Elliott-Pugh spent over seven years leading Human Resources at SBLI USA, a NY-based life insurance company in New York City where during her tenure, the company placed at #23 and #12, respectively on Crain’s 50 Best Places to Work in New York City for 2008 and 2009.

Elliott-Pugh is currently the Co-Director of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Garden State Council of SHRM. The Diversity & Inclusion Committee acts as a resource to support the local SHRM chapters and organizations throughout the state as they expand their diversity initiatives. She is also the Co-Chair of the Student Event Committee responsible for the Council’s Student Case Competition.

Elliott-Pugh holds a BA in Dance from Point Park University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She also has her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation, SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and Human Capital Strategist (HCS) certifications.