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Alison Francis

Chief Diversity Officer, Costco

Alison Francis began her career with Costco in 1997. During her tenure with Costco she has worked in numerous management positions. Early on in her career Alison attended Oakwood University, where she studied Marketing, in addition to this she minored in English with a writing emphasis. In 2003 after leaving Oakwood University she relocated to Virginia and became the
Membership/Marketing Manager in Chantilly, Virginia. Alison was promoted to General Manager in 2012 and remained in that role for eight years. In January of 2020, Alison began pursuing her Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management with an emphasis in Diversity
and Inclusion at Georgetown University. Alison completed her Master’s degree in December of 2021. Shortly after finishing her degree Alison was promoted to AVP, Chief Diversity Officer and in October of 2022 Alison was promoted to VP, Chief Diversity Officer. Over the last two years Alison has focused her efforts on launching Costco’s global DEI strategy, launching a diversity talent management dashboard in operations and advancing initiatives to support the company’s diverse group of employees.

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