Office of Human Resources
John W. Gill leads the human resources function at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a 90,000 employee federal agency, which includes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, and among others. John took the position of Chief Human Capital Officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Human Resources on December 9, 2013. In this role, he is responsible for the development, delivery, and governance of agency-wide human resources strategy, policies, and programs.
John W. Gill joins HHS with an extensive background in human resources and administrative management. John’s most recent position was with Rolls-Royce plc, which he joined in 2001. He began in North America as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, responsible for regional HR strategy and policy setting and delivery of programs and services to the businesses and sites across the Americas. John was later appointed Executive Vice President for Rolls-Royce’s global Energy Sector and finally, Executive Vice President for Developing Countries and Emerging Markets.
Prior to Rolls-Royce, John spent 20 years with Lockheed Martin Corporation. In his last three years, he served as Vice President, Resources and Services for the 21,000-person Aeronautics Sector. There, he had responsibility for human resources, facilities, and administrative services. Previously, he held senior human resource positions in each of the corporation’s Electronics, Space, and Information Sectors.
He is an adjunct professor for Georgetown University’s Master’s program in Human Resources. John earned his B.A. at Columbia University and his M.B.A. at Florida Technical University.