“As you so wonderfully illustrated, there are many corollaries between climbing and our daily striving to excel, to execute, to be leaders, producers and to conduct ourselves with integrity and a positive attitude.”

— C. O’Conner, JP Morgan

Alison serves on the advisory board of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) which was established in 2004 by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in collaboration with the Kenan Institute for Ethics and Duke University Athletics.

COLE’s mission is to advance leadership and business ethics through research and education. The Center strives to deepen and extend the way students academics, corporations, governments, and non-profits think about and practice business leadership and ethics in the 21st century.

Alison joins other distinguished members of the COLE Board including:

Fernando Aguirre
Chairman and CEO
Chiquita Brands International

Joseph Bailey III
Managing Partner, Global Sport Leadership Advisory Group
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., Former CEO, Miami Dolphins

Don Browne
Telemundo Communications Group, NBC Universal

GEN Martin Dempsey
(Four Star General) Commanding General
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Alfred A. Edmond, Jr.
SVP & Editor-in-Chief

Mike Krzyzewski
Head Coach, Duke Men’s Basketball Team
Duke University

Jim McCaffrey
EVP, Operations & Strategy and Chief Strategy Officer
Turner Broadcasting System

Mark Reuss
GM North America

William Weldon
Chairman and CEO
Johnson & Johnson




“You left a lasting impression on me about taking full advantage of life, inside and outside of the business world.”

— B. Gallagher, Coleman Technologies