Throughout my career journey, I’ve witnessed a beautiful shift in the industry where the Human Resource function is now viewed as a strategic partner. We have a seat at the table guiding the integration of culture and values, focusing on employee engagement, people strategy, and solidifying the approach to creating a dynamic work environment that is conducive for all.

Alana Elston

Chief People Officer
Alana Elson, Chief People Officer, leads the effort to build a high-performance team at McKissack & McKissack. While orchestrating and executing the human capital strategy, she sets the road map for the fast-growing team, including recruitment, retention, development, benefits, and culture.
Alana is a versatile human resource leader with more than 20 years of experience in growing service-based businesses. She excels in building dynamic company culture and thrives in creative environments, finding a balance between strong creativity and solid business solutions. Alana is a graduate of Frostburg State University, where she received a master’s degree in Business Administration. On the weekends, she spends time adventuring the outdoors, traveling, and whipping up culinary creations with her family.

Frostburg State University, Master's in Business Administration.

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