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Alan Preston

Alan Preston

Senior Director, Global Employee Engagement in Human Resources

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Biography

Alan Preston joined the Internet Society in 2019 as Sr. Director of Global Employee Engagement, responsible for positive staff experiences, retaining talent and delivering on a robust professional development strategy.

With over 30 years of HR experience in high-tech startups, Fortune 500’s and non-profits, Alan’s specialties include leadership development, employee relations and M&A. Before the Internet Society, he was managing partner at Preston Leadership & Preston HR for over a decade, where he developed a large-scale leadership coaching methodology that was adopted by clients around the world. Prior to consulting, Alan led the HR team at eBay’s Half.com through rapid growth and the division’s subsequent relocation to San Jose, CA. He was also Regional Manager of HR at Sprint soon after the AT&T divestiture, where he made a significant contribution to the company’s successful union-avoidance campaigns in Virginia and Maryland. His non-profit experience includes staff leadership at an international collegiate foundation and fraternity.

Alan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Randolph-Macon College and the Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation from the Society of Human Resource Management.

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