Sustaining Volunteerism on a Global Basis

Allyson Peerman is AMD's Vice President of Public Affairs, responsible for the company's Government Affairs, Community Affairs and Corporate Responsibility efforts worldwide. In this role, Allyson oversees the company's public opinion matters, issues management, charitable giving, external affiliations, education issues and corporate responsibility leadership. She is also President of the AMD Foundation.

Allyson has 32 years experience in the field of public and community relations, including 22 years with AMD. She is an active member of the Austin community, where she currently serves as President of the Austin Area Research Organization.

Allyson is a recipient of the Sam Walton Business Leader Award for her efforts in education, and was named a "Hero for Children" by the Texas Education Agency. She was the first recipient of the Rostow Leadership Award given by The Austin Project; was recognized by the Lone Star Girl Scouts Council as a "Woman of Distinction;" and named a "Profiles in Power" winner by the Austin Business Journal.

Recorded on April 3, 2012 at the 11th Annual Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement, Giving and Volunteerism. Learn more at