Nancy Thomas Tippins '72

Nancy is a Principal at CEB where she brings more than 30 years of experience to the company.  She manages teams that develop talent acquisition strategies related to work force planning, sourcing, acquisition, selection, competency identification, succession planning, and employee and leadership development.  Nancy also conducts executive assessments and coaching and provides expert support in litigation.  She has worked in numerous industries, including in depth experience in health care, natural resources, telecommunications, manufacturing, and finance.

Active in professional affairs, Nancy has a longstanding involvement with the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology where she served as President (2000-2001).  In addition, she served on the Ad Hoc Committee on the Revision of the "Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures" (1999) and is co-chairing the committee for the current revision of the "Principles."  She was one of the U.S. representatives on the ISO 9000 committee to establish international testing standards.  She also served on the Joint Committee to revise the "Standards for Educational and Psychological Tests" (2014). 

Nancy has authored numerous articles on tests and assessments.  Recently, she co-authored "Designing and Implementing Global Selection Systems," co-edited the "Handbook of Employee Selection," and another edited volume, "Technology Enhanced Assessments." She has served as the Associate Editor for the Scientist-Practitioner Forum of "Personnel Psychology."  She now serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, and the Journal of Psychology and Business.  She is the current editor of SIOP’s Professional Practice Series.

Nancy received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  She is a fellow of SIOP (Division 14 of the American Psychological Association - APA), Division 5 (APA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the American Psychological Society (APS), and is involved in several private industry research groups.  Her work has been recognized by SIOP through its Distinguished Service Contributions Award (2004) and its Distinguished Professional Contributions Award (2013).