Richmond, VA — January 26, 2023 — The Hilb Group announced today that it has appointed Melissa M. Gillespie as National Practice Leader of Human Resources (HR) Consulting. This new role will allow Hilb Group to build on its expertise and services offered to clients as the company grows its presence in the HR Consulting industry.

Gillespie and her team will further expand their comprehensive suite of HR Consulting offerings, including outsourced recruiting, virtual HR support, and more, to serve the broader Hilb Group client base. In her position, Gillespie will  promote and grow these services through the new National Practice. Gillespie will report to Hilb Group’s National Employee Benefits Practice Leader, Robert Calise.

“There is a tremendous need in the small to mid-sized marketplace for tailored HR support,” Gillespie said. “Our clients are looking for advice and customized solutions specific to their needs. They want a true HR partner. I am excited to dig into this role and continue enhancing and building our HR Consulting Practice.”

“We are thrilled to appoint Melissa Gillespie as our National Practice Leader of HR Consulting,” said Hilb Group CEO Ricky Spiro. “Melissa brings extensive knowledge and expertise in HR Consulting, as well as an innovative, entrepreneurial background and approach – a strong complement to build on our expertise and offerings to clients.”

Gillespie joined Hilb Group in November 2017 with the acquisition of HR Knowledge, a full-service payroll, benefits, and human resources consulting practice, and has been delivering customized client solutions with her team for more than 13 years. Prior to this new role, she served as the Vice President of HR Services with HR Knowledge. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Leadership from Northeastern University.