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Alison Smith

EVP of Talent

Contributions at Cortland

Alison brings strategic leadership to the hiring, development, and engagement of top-tier talent for Cortland. Drawing on over 20 years of experience developing and implementing training and human resources solutions, she spearheads Cortland’s Talent Acquisition, Development, Engagement, and Total Rewards departments in executing innovative solutions to accelerate leadership and talent readiness across the company and increase associate satisfaction, growth, and retention. Alison also heads up our Diversity and Inclusion program to actively promote a professional environment where associates are valued, diversity is celebrated, and the status quo is challenged.

Experience + Education

  • Executive Vice President, CEO Effectiveness, LLC
  • Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Publix Super Markets
  • Vice President of Human Resources, Publix Super Markets
  • Director of Organizational Development, Publix Super Markets
  • Director of Employment and Staffing Systems, Publix Super Markets
  • PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa
  • MA, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa
  • BA, Psychology, Emory University