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Allan H. Church, Ph.D.

Dr. Church is the Vice President Organization Development Global Groups, Functions & Corporate, and Executive Assessment & Development.  He is responsible for leading the talent development and capability building agenda for PepsiCo’s Global Groups (i.e., Global Beverages, Global Snacks, and Global Nutrition), global Marketing, Strategy, Operations, Information Systems, and the Corporate functions.  In addition, he is responsible at the enterprise level for building executive talent assessment and development capabilities to strengthen the company’s c-suite leadership pipeline.  Allan joined PepsiCo in December 2000.  Previously he spent nine years as an external OD consultant working for W. Warner Burke Associates and several years at IBM in the Communications Measurement and Research, and Corporate Personnel Research departments.  On the side, he has served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and as Chair of the Mayflower Group.  Currently he is a Visiting Faculty Scholar at Benedictine University, a member of the Executive Committee of the Conference Board’s Council of Talent Management, and SIOP’s Publications Officer.  Allan received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.  He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science.


Presentation: The Role of Executive Assessment in Talent Management Today: Key Issues and Trends in Practice

Abstract: While assessment methods have been popular for decades, there is limited information describing how companies actually conduct and apply their assessments in talent management settings particularly with high-potentials and senior executives.  This presentation will discuss current issues and trends in executive assessment in organizations including highlights from a recent benchmark study of 84 top companies.


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