Stephen F. Fry

Stephen F. Fry Senior Advisor, HR Policy Association

Steve Fry retired from Eli Lilly and Company in December 2022, where he served as executive vice president and chief human resources officer the previous 12 years.  

Steve joined Lilly in 1987 as a scientific systems analyst supporting Lilly Research Laboratories after earning his bachelor’s degree in information systems from the University of Indianapolis. Following a series of managerial assignments, Steve served as human resources director for Lilly’s U.K. affiliate and then as executive director of human resources for the U.S. affiliate. In 2004 he was named managing director of the Australian / New Zealand affiliate.  He returned to the U.S. in 2007 to provide human resources leadership for the global sales and marketing organization before accepting the role of vice president human resources supporting the Lilly Bio-Medicines and Emerging Markets business units in 2009. 

Steve serves on the boards of the University of Indianapolis and the National Academy of Human Resources.  He previously served on the boards of Ascend Indiana, the Human Resources Policy Association, the Center on Executive Compensation and Make-A-Wish Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana.  Steve was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 2020.