Introduction of Opening Keynote Speaker
Allison Smith Mitchell
Allison Smith Mitchell is the Vice President of Human Resource for Beau Rivage Resort and Casino. She attended Loyola University, New Orleans where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Sociology. Shortly after she earned a Master’s in Organizational Management and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR/SHRM-CP).
She has been in Human Resources within the Gaming and Hospitality Industry for over 25 years.
Prior to spending the last 14 with MGM Resorts International Resort’s Allison also worked for Caesars/Park Place Entertainment as well as Harrah’s.
Allison is responsible for planning and directing all aspects of the Beau Rivage’s talent and human resources functions, including ensuring adherence to labor laws, regulations, and HR corporate policies and procedures. She designs and oversees the execution of comprehensive strategies, initiatives, action plans and processes to improve critical organizational performance in the areas of employee engagement and guest service. In addition, she is a member of the Executive Committee responsible for establishing short and long-term vision and goals for the property and builds human resources strategies in alignment with the business strategy to include: Talent Management, Learning and Development, Employee Engagement, Compensation, Employee Relations, and other HR initiatives.