Chief Human Capital Officer, Alion Science and Technology
Maliek Ferebee is an innovative human capital leader who translates business vision into actions that improve performance, profitability, growth and employee engagement. As chief human capital officer, he is a member of Alion’s executive team and provides a unique perspective and appreciation that human capital is every organization’s greatest asset.
An influencer and risk-taker, Ferebee thrives on solving complex organizational challenges, translating vision and strategies into actionable value-added goals. Through his key strengths in strategic planning and design, organizational development, diversity and inclusion, talent management strategy, risk management and large-scale program management, his organization has disrupted the norm to prepare for change, increased aptitude for knowledge, learning and understanding and created a trusted partnership across Alion.
In 2018-2019, Ferebee led the efforts to shape Alion’s culture to build brand strength around a set of core values aligned with behaviors and competencies to shape the organization for growth and technical excellence. Through an Engagement Impact Planning Initiative, employees were given the opportunity to help shape the systems and processes for better outcomes and ultimately success for all.
This effort resulted in organization-wide implementation of several new technologies, service platforms and processes in performance management, professional and social media collaboration, and career progression and development.
Over the next 12 months, Ferebee and Alion will introduce Alion APEX, an incubator program partnership with well-known universities to foster and build the next-generation workforce in cyber, artificial intelligence and key technologies that support the defense and intelligence communities.
Ferebee stays ahead of the competition by employing a macro-level, future-focused approach that aligns and integrates human capital programs with the needs of the organization. He believes the collective values, beliefs and behaviors demonstrated by leaders as well as employees is crucial. Ferebee is an industry leader integrating programs and technologies aimed at the systematic identification, assessment and performance management of talent aligned to the values, behaviors and competencies of the organization.
Ferebee builds enterprise programs and systems aimed at identifying and attracting candidates, deploying both internal and external candidates to fill workforce requirements. He is focused on developing the skills and capabilities of employees at all levels of the organization to meet current and future organizational requirements — all while identifying, assessing and implementing the underlying technology, policies and practices to bring this all to fruition.