Elaine Hughes

Cell: 972.375.3257 Email:Hughes.elaine@sbcglobal.net


Obtain a human resources generalist role where I can utilize my expertise and education to improve employee retention and satisfaction. I am scheduled to take the PHR exam December 18th, 2007.


Masters of Business Administration
The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

Bachelors of Fine Arts in Cinema
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Professional Experience:

McKesson Corporation

November 1998 - Present

DFW Diversity Council Chair

August 2005 - Present

  • Coordinate with Senior and Divisional Executives in the DFW area to identify and design both short and long term diversity strategies that are aligned with company strategic imperatives and core values.
  • Developed and implemented two-day senior leadership diversity training pilot. Resulted in three sessions of thirty participants (Sept and Oct 2007).
  • Led the revitalization of the DFW Diversity Council and initiated a membership drive resulting in a 75% increase in membership of cross-regional representation and the launch of new inclusion initiatives targeted at enhancing employee engagement and retention.
  • Improved the hiring and retention of diversity candidates 6% through local sourcing opportunities which included National Black MBA and National Hispanic MBA.
  • Developed and implemented competency development training plan for diversity council.
  • Created awareness program to include hosting speakers (Darla Miles from News 8), delivering monthly Power Points through closed circuit television and sponsoring events for all employees (Juneteenth Dessert Cook-off).
  • Partnered with Talent Acquisition in recruiting for diversity candidates at Texas Diversity Conference. Resulted in evaluation of sourcing opportunities.

Senior Business Analyst, Master Data

January 2006 - Present

  • Led re-location of department to manage a centralized customer master files department. Documented desktop procedures and delivered training to transfer processes from one business unit to another (cross-country). Resulted in the seamless transition of processes and a reduction in FTE from 9 to 6 with a total annual savings of $135,000.
  • Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt with successful projects involving process re-engineering and development of training metrics.

Senior Accounting Manager, Inventory Finance

January 2002 - January 2006

  • Managed a team of five exempt employees responsible for maintaining a real time profit and loss inventory account in SAP.
  • Led re-organization of department from financial reconciliation to a new real time profit and loss inventory account. Resulted in a stable department of eighteen exempt employees with standard operating procedures which comply with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Delivered training for the re-engineered functional inventory processes in the implementation of a technical upgrade.

Centralized Billing Manager

March 1999 - January 2002

  • Managed a team of ten non-exempt employees in a billing department (generates $1.2 billion in sales) for large pharmaceutical national retail chains (Albertsons, Eckerd, Wal-Mart).
  • Interviewed and staffed a new department of 28 (2 additional managers and 25 non-exempt employees).

Computer Skills:

SAP and Microsoft software products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access), MS Project, I Graphics


SHRM and Dallas HR