Alesia M. Jones is the chief human resources officer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), a world renowned research university and health care center and the state of Alabama’s largest employer with more than 22,000 academic, administrative, and medical faculty and staff.
Ms. Jones leads a Human Resources division of some 160 staff who work in both consultative and transactional service capacities for the academic, research, service, and health care units throughout the institution. The group delivers all core HR services of employment, relations, benefits, compensation and organizational development, as well as training and development. The division also is responsible for special programs such as on-site child care, employee assistance, and the institution’s disability management program, a partnership effort with Alabama Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to coordinate campus-wide services for individuals with disabilities. Alesia has a MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a BS from The University of Alabama. She is a certified Compensation professional and she is pursuing further certification as a Benefits professional. Ms. Jones has served in executive human resources positions at UAB, BE&K, Inc., and BellSouth. In addition, she has served as an adjunct professor for UAB in the School of Business; however, she occasionally returns to the lecture hall as an instructor and guest speaker for college-level Human Resource Management topics. Alesia is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, serves as a member of the Governing Body for the southeastern regional HR Leadership Summit (sponsored by Evanta), and is professionally affiliated with World at Work (formerly the American Compensation Association), Birmingham Area Compensation Association, and Alabama College and University Personnel Association. Alesia is active in Birmingham community and civic organizations such as the Rotary Club of Birmingham, McWane Science Center, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham, Railroad Park Foundation, and the Women’s Exchange.