Alice Elliot

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Alice Elliot is recognized nationally as one of the foremost advisors in executive search, human resources and leadership. She is the founder and chief executive officer of The Elliot Group, consisting of Elliot Associates, Elliot Executive Source, and Elliot Productions with offices in Georgia, New Hampshire, Texas and the corporate headquarters in New York. For almost 30 years, the Elliot name has been universally recognized as the premier retained search and consulting organization focused within the consumer, hospitality, foodservice, manufacturing, retail and service industries worldwide.

In 2014 Alice was featured in Nation’s Restaurant News as one of 50 most powerful people in foodservice. She is a member of the Board of Trustees, Culinary Institute of America and was inducted into the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundations ”˜College of Diplomates’ in 2010 for her tireless work in bringing public awareness to the restaurant industry. In 2003, Alice co-founded The Elliot Leadership Institute, a not-for-profit organization that was solely dedicated to executive leadership development and advancement in the foodservice and hospitality industries and committed to the ”˜next generation of leadership’.

Throughout her career Alice has been sought out for her insight and advice on trends in the industry and human capital issues, and spoken at many industry highlights including the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference (MUFSO), International Foodservice Management Association (IFMA), Chain Operators Exchange Conference (COEX), The Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) Annual Conference, The Multicultural Foodservice Hospitality Alliance Conference (MFHA), The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s Salute to Excellence, and the Annual Food & Wine Magazine Classic at Aspen. She is the founder and master of ceremonies of the highly acclaimed executive forum, “The Elliot Leadership Conference” which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009. Alice was featured in the February 2002 cover story of Chain Leader Magazine and is also frequently quoted in many other prominent publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Nation’s Restaurant News, Restaurant Business and Restaurants & Institutions.

Alice is a member and sponsor of many prestigious industry associations including the Women’s Foodservice Forum and the Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance, where the Elliot Group was a founding member. She is a past board member of The Briarcliff Manor Education Foundation where she was honored for her energetic volunteer efforts and devotion to education. Alice is the 2001 recipient of the Women’s Foodservice Forum coveted “Trailblazer” award, and also the 1991 recipient of the prestigious Roundtable for Women in Foodservice “Pacesetter Award.” Alice is a designated Certified Personnel Consultant of the National Association of Personnel Consultants.

Alice graduated magna cum laude in history from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She resides in Westchester County, NY with her husband and their two sons.

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