Name: Elease Wright
Title/Occupation: Senior Vice President, Human Resources
What Makes The Person A Game Changer: Elease E. Wright currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Aetna. She is responsible for the development of all HR strategies, and the delivery of HR services and programs for Aetna. Elease received her bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Connecticut and has been an HR professional and thought leader for over 30 years. In addition to being an expert in staffing, employee relations, re-engineering, organizational and leadership development, she has been a vocal leader in changing how Aetna develops employees. In fact, she introduced a company-wide talent wide management system to help employees and managers create and track performance, skills, and development plans. Elease has held many key positions with Aetna, including Head of HR Re-Engineering Implementation and Head of HR Finance and Administration. She has also served in senior positions in the Education, Pension, and Employee Relations departments. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, was named one of Savoy Professional Magazine’s “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America,” one of the “Top 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business”, and one of Black Enterprise‘s “Top 50 Blacks in Corporate America”. Elease was also installed in the National Academy of Human Resources- 2007 Class of Fellows and inducted into the University of Connecticut School of Business Hall of Fame in 2008.