Allison manages the recruitment, admissions, and daily operations of the Goizueta PhD Program. Since 2001, she has worked to honor the values of the Goizueta Business School through education, outreach and community building. She has represented the doctoral program in recruitment worldwide and continues to maintain relationships with our doctoral alumni. Diversity recruitment is one of Allison's passions and is evidenced in the doctoral program's student body demographic. The Allison Gilmore Fund for Doctoral Education was created in her honor in 2019 to further enhance funding for our doctoral students. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Donald R. Keough Award of Excellence, the school's highest service award.

Allison graduated with a BA in Theater from The College of Charleston and has done graduate coursework at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University.