Mr. Allison serves as the Chairman of the AJC Group Board of Directors. In 1972, Mr. Allison co-founded AJC International. Under his leadership as Chief Executive Off...
Mr. Allison serves as the Chairman of the AJC Group Board of Directors. In 1972, Mr. Allison co-founded AJC International. Under his leadership as Chief Executive Officer for more than 40 years, AJC became a leader of protein exports from the United States and the largest privately owned protein shipper in the world exporting from more than 30 countries to more than 120 countries. Throughout his career, Mr. Allison has visited customers and suppliers in more than 130 countries.
He has been a dedicated member of AIESEC, a student organization dedicated to global exchange programs for business students. He has served as a Board Advisor for various local committees of AIESEC over the past thirty years and was inducted into the AIESEC Hall of Fame in September 2003. Mr. Allison has been a member of the Society of International Business Fellows since 1993. Mr. Allison is a member of the Hong Kong Association of Atlanta and served as President from 2004-2007.
Mr. Allison was a Founding Director of the Summit National Bank which was acquired by United Commercial Bank. He served on the Loan Committee, Audit Committee, and as Vice Chairman at various times during his 17 year tenure. Prior to founding AJC, Mr. Allison worked in refrigerated cargo sales for Sealand from 1963 to 1966 based in Puerto Rico and with Gold-Kist Poultry as Export Manager from 1967 to 1970. He has lived outside the U.S. four times, in Europe and Latin America.
Gerald L. Allison graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1962 with a BA in Economics.