Elizabeth McGreal Cook
“Strategic talent management is the heart of my work. I am driven by a commitment to help professionals align their work, their skills and knowledge, and their professional path with the mission and goals of an organization to achieve extraordinary results for all.”
Elizabeth McGreal Cook brings more than 25 years of successful experience recruiting, developing and coaching talent to BRYANT GROUP clients.
Her career path has led her from Walt Disney World to entrepreneurial endeavors to higher education. A talent management veteran, Elizabeth has built and activated comprehensive talent programs for hospitality, manufacturing and higher education.
She spent more than a decade at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement. In her most recent role, she served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Talent Management and Administration, creating programs in leadership, diversity and equity, onboarding and overall talent development for U of I—one of the largest universities in the country. Elizabeth uses the internationally recognized Coaching Habit model and has provided one-on-one performance and developmental leadership coaching to emerging and seasoned leaders.
She learned early in her career that the key to organizational success is all about great talent. Elizabeth has helped leaders in multiple industries build talent acquisition strategies and hire the very best. Her competitive advantage when recruiting is her firsthand experience in a variety of higher education advancement roles. When working on a search, Elizabeth is dedicated to identifying the strongest field of candidates and aligning their experiences and goals with the strategic needs of the client institution.
- Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Featured Current & Former Volunteer Involvement
- Illinois Special Olympics Swimming
- Penguin Project
- University of Illinois Leadership Program, Leadership Coach