Executive Profiles

Alison Roelke, Chief People Officer at AeroVironment

Alison Roelke,

Chief People Officer,


Alison Roelke, Chief People Officer at AeroVironment

Alison Roelke is the chief people officer at defense contractor AeroVironment. She has been with the company for almost five years.

Roelke leads organizational design and development, executive coaching, strategic planning, talent management and other employee engagement tasks. She also oversees real estate, security and environmental health and safety. Roelke was AeroVironment’s vice president of people and culture before taking on her current leadership role, according to her LinkedIn profile.

The industry veteran held several leadership roles at Custom Sensors & Technologies. In her 10 years with CST, she served as human resources VP and as director of HR for U.S., Asia-Pacific and global organizational development. CST was acquired by the Carlyle Group and PAI Partners in 2014.

Roelke started her career in 2000 as director of human resources at the software company Digital Insight. In this capacity, She participated as a senior member of the company’s HR leadership team and developed key strategies and initiatives to help achieve organizational goals.

Roelke holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California Coast University.

AeroVironment offers unmanned aircraft solutions, tactical missile systems, unmanned ground vehicles, pseudo satellites and other solutions to government clients. It is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, and has multiple offices across the U.S.

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