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Allison Vaillancourt

Allison has been on the SVP Tucson Board of Directors since 2020. She is a Co-Lead Partner with the Make Way for Books Advisory Team, and leads SVP’s HR Taskforce.

Allison has more than 30 years of experience in communication, organizational strategy and human resources and has worked in large research universities, healthcare settings, media organizations and nonprofits. She is currently a Vice President in Segal Consulting’s Organizational Effectiveness practice. Prior to joining Segal in 2020, she was at the University of Arizona, where she served as Vice President of Business Affairs and Human Resources and was an award-winning professor of practice in the School of Government and Public Policy and Honors College.

In addition to speaking at more than 250 events in the last decade and writing a regular column for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Allison has consulted with a diverse set of clients that included the Federal Bureau of Investigation, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia and the Tucson Museum of Art.

Allison is a previous College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) national board chair and she held executive board appointments with the American Research Universities Human Resources Institute and Society for Higher Education Human Resources Executives.

Here are Allison’s thoughts on being on the SVP Tucson Board:

Whenever we are asked to consider board service, I think it is important for us to ask ourselves a few questions:

Is this an organization I care about deeply?

Do I have talents or perspectives that might make the board stronger?

Will I learn from others and thereby become a better person and perhaps a better leader?

As I considered the opportunity to join SVP’s board, I was able to answer “yes” to each question. I am proud of my SVP affiliation and believe the organization is poised to make an even greater impact on our community in the months and years ahead. As an organizational strategist by nature and profession, I have a track record of making organizations stronger by reducing complexity and connecting people and ideas. Finally, I admire the current board members and those who have been nominated and know I will learn from their diverse talents and view points.