About Alison

Alison Poste has had the privilege to work alongside heroes for the majority of her career. She is driven by organizational resilience, particularly during times of crisis. To her, organizational crises do not develop great leaders – they reveal them. 

Following a senior civilian role with the Canadian military, Alison helped to lead the recovery team for the Province of Alberta following the catastrophic 2013 southern Alberta floods, earning her the Individual Contributor Award for the Alberta Public Service. During the fires that ravaged the Fort McMurray region in 2016, her role as Deputy Operations Chief worked alongside First Nations partners, and NGOs to deliver emergency response and recovery services. The role earned her the Premier’s Medal of Excellence, for outstanding service to the citizens of Alberta. 

Alison’s involvement on various boards and community initiatives brings a strategic and ‘bias for action’ approach to key decision making at senior leadership levels. She continues to deliver consulting services to clients in the field of enterprise business continuity planning and crisis communication strategy throughout North America. 

What People Say

Alison personifies the ICS system standard of networking organizations to achieve exceptional incident management response and recovery.”

~ Daryl Mahoney | Manager, Special Projects | Alberta Emergency Management Agency

“Alison has spent her career working hard to become an expert in her field. I cannot imagine someone more qualified.”

~ Chris Swallow, P.Eng. Lt. Col. (Ret.)

Who I am, and What I Do:

Emergency Management Professional

Crisis Communications Specialist

Business Continuity Professional (ABCP)

Public Speaker

Life-Long Learner

Political Junkie

Advocate for women’s rights and equality

Connect with me at AlisonPoste@gmail.com, on LinkedIn or Twitter.