Alison M. Smith, Ph.D. is Executive Vice President for CEO Effectiveness. Her prior experience includes serving as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Publix Super Markets, Inc., a Fortune 100 company with over 193,000 employees that has received numerous industry recognitions in customer service excellence and has been named as one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” for 21 consecutive years.
In her role, she served on the CEO executive team providing strategic leadership in human resources, public relations and business planning. Her areas of expertise include succession planning, corporate communication strategy, change management implementation, leadership development and creating corporate programs to perpetuate and sustain employee engagement. She received the Great Place to Work for All Leadership Award by the Great Place to Work Institute, which recognizes top women leaders across Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”.
Alison focuses on helping leaders successfully establish, communicate, and execute their vision through their teams. Through her extensive experience creating business plans and implementing complex changes successfully across a geographically dispersed enterprise, she supports organizations in achieving and sustaining their desired results.
Alison works with leaders across all levels of an organization to help them create a team-focused culture that supports the development of individuals and achievement of team goals. Whether taking on a new leadership role, navigating organizational change or preparing for advancement opportunities, Alison can help individuals better position themselves for future success.