Michael Allison was named Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Office Depot, Inc. in December 2013. In this role, Allison is responsible for all global Human Resources functions, including Compensation and Benefits, Talent Management, Associate Relations, Organizational Development & Training, and Diversity & Inclusion. Additionally, the Communications function reports to him.
Previously, Allison served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Office Depot. He joined Office Depot in 2006 as Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to Office Depot, Allison served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Victoria’s Secret Direct. Before joining Victoria’s Secret, he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Bank One and Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources for National City Bank, both in Dayton, Ohio.
Allison began his career as a practicing attorney specializing in Labor and Employment Law. A native of Cleveland,Ohio, he graduated in 1979 from John Carroll University and received his law degree in 1982 from The Ohio State University College of Law.