Allison S. McBride joined International Paper in May 2000 as Manager, Executive Compensation. In this role, she leads the team that is responsible for the strategic design, development, implementation and administration of the global executive compensation and equity programs for the company. Allison has twice been named the recipient of the company’s highly-selective Human Resources Global Award of Excellence, most recently in 2017. The company has also awarded her with the Outstanding Volunteer Award in appreciation of contributions to her local community. Under her leadership in 2002, the Global Equity Organization awarded International Paper the Best Use of Technology for Communication and Administration of a Global Stock Option Program. She has served on advisory boards/councils for Equilar, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.
Prior to joining International Paper, Allison spent 10 years with Promus Hotel Corporation (now Hilton Hotels) where she held positions in both Human Resources and Finance following her employment with Ernst & Young.
Early in her career, Allison was awarded Memphis Volunteer of the Year for her efforts in orchestrating the inaugural “Memphis Walks for the Homeless” fundraiser. She has served as President of the Memphis chapter of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals. Now a Sustaining member, Allison was active in the Junior League of Memphis where she was awarded Provisional of the Year and served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer. With all of Allison’s dedication to volunteerism, her true passion lies in her commitment to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation where she chaired numerous fundraisers (directly resulting in over $2 million dollars!) and continues to serve on the regional board of directors for the CFF.
Allison received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Arkansas State University and currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee with her husband, Brian. Allison is fully embracing the “empty-nester” phase by travelling and rediscovering her golf swing.
Additionally, she is the proud mother or two sons: Andrew, in his third-year of medical school, and William, a junior at the University of Tennessee.