About Alison Midili Smith, Ph. D.
Chief Human Resource Consultant
Alison consults with businesses across various industries to help companies achieve their goals through the development of their most important asset, their people. Through her experience creating business plans and implementing complex changes successfully across a geographically dispersed enterprise, she also supports businesses in implementing, communicating and sustaining change initiatives to achieve desired results.
Prior to her consulting role, Alison served as the Senior Vice President Human Resources for Publix Super Markets, Inc., a Fortune 100 company with over 193,000 employees. In this leadership role, she served on the CEO executive team providing strategic leadership in areas such as hiring, onboarding, training development and delivery, succession planning, corporate communication strategy, change management implementation, performance management, business planning, leadership development and employee engagement. Publix has received numerous industry recognitions in customer service excellence and has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” for 21 consecutive years. 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”.
Prior to working at Publix, Alison consulted with multiple organizations to improve their human resource practices around talent management. Her formal education includes a Bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a Master’s degree and a Doctorate degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida.
Alison has seen firsthand the powerful positive impact that is achieved when companies focus and invest in developing the potential of their employees. As a result, her passion is to work with companies to help realize this potential and create meaningful organizational change and growth.