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Deborah Ellis Timberlake

Deborah Ellis Timberlake, Esq., CPP, is Vice President, Global Payroll for Arrow Electronics. At Arrow, Ms. Timberlake will deploy the global strategic blueprint for this industry leader in 85 countries. Prior to joining Arrow Electronics, Ms. Timberlake spent the last eight years as the Principal of Timberlake and Associates.

Ms. Timberlake has over 30 years’ experience in payroll, tax, accounting, and human resources. She has been a pioneer in business process outsourcing, with extensive experience in the global arena, where she provided global strategic and transformation services. She has developed plans for business process improvements, measuring performance, organization resizing, coaching, and training.

Ms. Timberlake has been an executive in several Fortune 500 companies and has managed dozens of payrolls of Fortune 500 companies as a service provider. From sales and solutions to transformation and operations, Ms. Timberlake has experience in most vertical markets and has successfully transformed many organizations. 

She has served on the Board of Directors for the American Payroll Association (APA) and several APA task forces and committees, including Best Practices, Global, Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Certification, and Data Privacy. Ms. Timberlake is a regular speaker at APA, Bloomberg BNA, and Webster Buchanan conferences and has published articles and white papers on various payroll topics. She is a CPP and holds the Global Payroll Management Certificate.

Ms. Timberlake also authored the 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011 Editions of Payroll Answer Book. Ms. Timberlake holds a B.S. in Accounting from Hunter College and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. 

Ms. Timberlake is the author of Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14.