Alice Elliot
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Recognized nationally as one of the foremost advisors in executive search, service, human resources and leadership, Alice Elliot is a highly sought executive for her insight and advice on trends in the industry and humancapital issues. She is the founder and chief executive officer of The Elliot Group, consisting of Elliot Associates Inc., Elliot Executive Source, Ltd., and Elliot Productions Inc. and with offices in Georgia, Massachusetts, Ohio, Texas and corporate headquarters in New York

For more than 25 years, the Elliot name has been universally recognized as a premier retained search and consulting organization focused within the consumer, hospitality, foodservice, manufacturing, retail and service industries worldwide.

In 2003, Alice co-founded The Elliot Leadership Institute, ( a not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) organization solely dedicated to executive leadership development and advancement in the foodservice and hospitality industries and committed to the ‘next generation of leadership.’ Alice, the Institute’s namesake, is co-chair of the Elliot Leadership Institute’s Advisory Council.

Throughout her career Alice has been active in the hospitality and business world and has 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 annual executive forum, “The Elliot Leadership Conference” which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. 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 also on the Board of Visitors for Walnut Hill School for the Arts and sits on the University of Delaware’s HRIM Advisory Board. She has also been a member of the Advisory Board of Catalyst, a non-profit research and advisory organization that works with businesses and the professions to advance women in the workplace. Alice 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 from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She resides with her family in Westchester County, NY.


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