BOSTON, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ellie Harrison has been appointed head of Human Resources for John Hancock, the U.S. Division of Manulife. In this role, she will work with John Hancock's business leaders to develop, retain and attract a customer centric workforce to drive the company's strategy. Harrison will be based in Boston and serve on John Hancock's senior leadership team as well as Manulife's Global Human Resources Leadership Team and its Global Leadership Team. "We are pleased to have a leader like Ellie join our company," said Craig Bromley, president, John Hancock. "With experience across a variety of industries including financial services, healthcare and technology, she brings a keen focus in aligning talent to business strategy and designing organizational structures to achieve business objectives." Harrison has extensive experience leading Human Resources teams and developing Human Resources strategies for financial services organizations. While at Citigroup she was the head of Human Resources for multiple lines of business for the Global Consumer Bank including Wealth Management and Global Commercial Banking. Additionally during her 12 years with Fidelity Investments, she was the head of Human Resources for the Fixed Income Division and later for the retail brokerage division of Personal and Workplace Investing. She was also the chief human resources officer for Blue Cross & Blue Shield Rhode Island, and managed the Human Resources function at Chubb Life America. Most recently Harrison was the chief human resources officer at Immunogen, a biotechnology company, where she led the Human Resources transformation to build out the core Human Resources functions including talent acquisition, internal communications, talent/succession planning, compensation and benefits. Harrison is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and serves on the boards of the United Way of Merrimack County and the Red Cross of New Hampshire. About John Hancock Financial and Manulife John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, the group of companies offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were $966 billion (US $736 billion) as at September 30, 2016. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife can be found on the Internet at manulife.com. The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers and administers a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments,401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at johnhancock.com.