Shelley Fischel retired as executive vice president, human resources and administration, for Home Box Office. In her role, she was responsible for overseeing the development, management and administration of human resources programs and policies affecting HBO employees. These included such functions as employment, employee relations, affirmative action, compensation and benefits, training, and internal communications. She was also HBO’s labor counsel.
She was also responsible for the management and administration of HBO’s nationwide facilities, which includes overseeing the company’s purchasing, distribution, food services, maintenance, real estate leases, facility design and construction, travel, medical, fitness, office services and security areas.
Fischel joined HBO in December 1979 as labor counsel. She was promoted to chief counsel, labor and special litigation in June 1982 and was named vice president and chief counsel, labor and litigation, in October 1983. She became vice president, human resources in August 1984 and was promoted to senior vice president, human resources in November 1986. She was named senior vice president, human resources and administration in August 1990.
Before joining HBO, Fischel worked for two years as an associate in litigation for the New York law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell.
Fischel is currently an adjunct at new York University College of Arts and Sciences, and serves on the Advisory Council of Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York. She has a BA degree from Wellesley College, a JD from Columbia University School of Law, and an LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
Fischel and her husband Robert live in Westchester, NY. They have two children, one in graduate school and one attending college.