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Jim Aller, PhD Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Human Resources

Jim Aller lends years of expertise in corporate America and academia to his work at Georgia Southwestern State University

Through his corporate and academic careers, he has experienced many career highlights, including playing a key role in establishing the University of Houston, Downtown's School of Retail.

    ALBANY, GA, April 30, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Jim Aller has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A seasoned human resource professional with a proven track record of success in education, Dr. Aller excels as the Associate Dean of the business graduate program for Georgia Southwestern State University, where he also works as an associate professor. Before becoming involved in academia, Dr. Aller gained valuable corporate expertise, serving in various positions, from Human Resource Manager to Vice President of Human Resources.

During the early stages of his career, Dr. Aller worked as the Director of Human Resources for Pep Boys, Division Employee Relations Manager for The Home Depot, and Vice President of Human Resources for 84 Lumbar Company. He and his wife also successfully ran a small business, The Poppin' Box, LLC, in St. Augustine, Florida, selling gourmet popcorn, fudge, and candy. An expert in his field, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Marietta College and a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from La Roche University. Subsequently, he expanded his professional knowledge, completing a PhD in human resources management and services from the University of Texas at Tyler and becoming a senior certified professional through the Society of Human Resources Management. Additionally, Dr. Aller studied Human Resources at Carnegie Mellon University.

Driven to remain abreast of changes in the field, Dr. Aller aligned himself with the Academy of Human Resources Development, the Texas Retailing Association, the Society of Human Resources Management, and the HR Certification Institute. Through his corporate and academic careers, he has experienced many career highlights, including playing a key role in establishing the University of Houston, Downtown's School of Retail, receiving the Team Leader – Walmart NPAC Business Case Award, and earning The Silver Coin Award from Georgia Southwestern State University seven times. Dr. Aller was also recognized for Excellence in Faculty Advising for Outstanding Student Advisement. Dr. Aller is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, which recognizes the top graduate students from top graduate programs. Since joining academia, Dr. Aller has been an important part of the success at GSW in the MBA growth and maintaining AACSB accreditation. Dr. Aller's career is recognized for impressive performance and contribution. Still, nothing may represent his leadership more than the many promotions that have happened for others with his intense focus on metrics and associate development. At one point, 50% of the Regional Directors in the Fortune 1 Company Walmart came from his reporting relationships. Looking toward the future, he intends to foster the growth of the MBA and Master's Degree in Computer Science programs at Georgia Southwestern State University.

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