Executive Vice President
and Chief Human Resources
and Citizenship Officer
Alison A. Quirk is an executive vice president at State Street Corporation and is chief human resources and citizenship officer. She is responsible for all aspects of Global Human Resources and Corporate Citizenship company-wide. She is the driving force in the development of State Street’s culture, ensuring that employees feel engaged, valued and committed to the markets and clients we serve. She is also a member of State Street’s Management Committee, the company’s most senior strategy and policy-making team.
Ms. Quirk joined State Street in September 2002, initially responsible for the human resources work stream for the acquisition and integration of Deutsche Bank’s Global Securities Services business.
She began her career in 1983 at Boston Financial Data Services, Inc., where she moved through multiple roles in human resources to a senior-level capacity responsible for human resources, corporate marketing and communications, reporting directly to the president and chief executive officer. She later worked at Liberty Financial Companies as the senior vice president of human resources and corporate administration, and at FleetBoston Financial as director of business planning in the Wealth Management division.
Ms. Quirk is a director of Boston Financial Data Services, a joint venture of State Street Corporation and DST Systems, Inc. She is the vice chair and a member of the Executive Committee of the Boston Ballet, chairs its Trusteeship Committee and Nutcracker Magic Committee. She is a board member of the Massachusetts Conference for Women, a member of the Compensation Committee of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum. She serves as a Corporate Advisory Board member for ALPFA, the largest Latino professional organization in the country. Ms. Quirk is also a member of the Business Advisory Council for the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University. She volunteers as a reader through The Big Cheese Reads program run by Boston Partners in Education.
Ms. Quirk often presents on topics related to career management, inclusion and diversity, and talent management, and is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post. She is a recipient of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award, the Massachusetts Political Caucus Abigail Adams Award, and was named to the YW Boston Academy of Women Achievers. She is also an executive sponsor to the State Street Black Professionals Group. Ms. Quirk graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire.