Business Administration Executive
Alison Summerville is the business administration executive of Ally Financial Inc. In this role, she is responsible for liaising with business and functional leads on behalf of the CEO’s office on enterprise-wide business initiatives. This includes managing and implementing executive leadership routines and seeking organizational efficiencies that advance Ally’s strategic objectives. She also oversees the company’s corporate workplace team, which manages Ally’s facilities and real estate related services. Additionally, Summerville leads Ally’s corporate citizenship and community relations efforts, and serves as board chair for the Ally Charitable Foundation, which launched in 2020 to deploy grants that support economic mobility in the communities Ally serves.
Previously she served as executive director of CFO business support, overseeing governance routines, budget and expense planning for the Finance and Treasury functions, as well as acting as business lead for employee engagement initiatives. Summerville joined Ally in 2009, as chief administrative officer for the company’s Treasury function.
Prior to joining Ally, she spent nearly nine years at Bank of America, most recently as the company’s Treasury business support executive. During her tenure at Bank of America, she also served in balance sheet management, compliance and corporate research roles. Summerville holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Her extensive community involvement includes serving on the Executive Committee and as First Vice-Chair for the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance. She was appointed to the Board of Trustees at Central Piedmont Community College in 2023 and is chairman emeritus for Charlotte Wine and Food. She also serves on the Investment Advisory Committee for the Charlotte Housing Opportunity Investment Fund and formerly served as board chair for Habitat for Humanity Charlotte Region. In 2021, she was recognized with the Charlotte Business Journal’s Women in Business Achievement Award for making a mark in her career and her community. She’s also been named one of the Most Influential Women in Mecklenburg County and is a recipient of Career Mastered magazine’s Leadership in Action Award.