Elena R. Garcia

Chief Human Resources Officer


  • Washington


Elena Garcia directs and provides strategic oversight for Cornerstone Research’s human resources activities, including employee relations, performance management, diversity and inclusion, benefits design, policy development, and immigration, as well as recruiting, learning, and development for the firm’s corporate teams. She serves on the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Council, as well as several other leadership committees.

In 2022, Ms. Garcia was named a top woman in wellness and HR by Ragan Workplace Wellness. In particular, she was recognized for outstanding leadership in workplace culture and her role in developing the firm’s flexible work program.

Ms. Garcia has more than twenty-five years of experience in recruiting, talent management, and development. Before joining Cornerstone Research, she served as chief of human resources at Dickstein Shapiro LLP. Previously, she worked for more than a decade at APCO Worldwide, starting as human resources manager and rising to senior vice president for human resources. She focused on the development of people strategies and programs to increase retention and engagement, and led diversity efforts to create inclusive workplace environments.

Professional Affiliations
Press Release

Chief Human Resources Officer Named Top Woman in Wellness and HR


Cornerstone Research’s DEI Council

Press Release

Inc. Magazine Names Cornerstone Research to Best Workplaces List 2022


Women’s Advancement and Retention in Professional Services