Alison Quirk

2011 Speaker

Alison A. Quirk

Alison A. Quirk is an executive vice president at State Street Corporation and is head of Global Human Resources, responsible for all aspects of Global Human Resources company wide. She also is a member of State Street’s Management Committee, the company’s most senior strategy and policy-making team.

Quirk joined State Street in September 2002, initially responsible for the human resources work stream for the acquisition and integration of Deutsche Bank’s Global Securities Services business.

She began her career in 1983 at Boston Financial Data Services, Inc., where she moved through multiple roles in human resources to a senior-level capacity responsible for human resources, corporate marketing and communications, reporting directly to the president and chief executive officer. She later worked at Liberty Financial Companies, as the senior vice president of human resources and corporate administration, and at FleetBoston Financial as director of business planning in the Wealth Management division.

Quirk is a director of Boston Financial Data Services, a joint venture of State Street Corporation and DST Systems, Inc. She also is a trustee of the Boston Ballet and chairs its Trusteeship Committee, a board member of the Massachusetts Conference for Women.

Quirk is a member of The Boston Club and has presented on topics related to career management, work/life balance and talent management. She is also an executive sponsor to the State Street Black Professionals Group. Quirk graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire.

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