Allison O'Leary Creason joined Goodwin Recruiting in September 2021. She brings vast experience in luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, and premier cultural institutions. Since becoming a partner, Allison has become a Goodwin Recruiting Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiter.
Allison's career began at The Grand Tier Restaurant at The Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center. It continued throughout the premier cultural institutions of New York City and Washington DC. She managed some of the finest steak houses in Manhattan with the Smith and Wollensky Group and The Capital Grille before moving into the world of luxury hotels as Food and Beverage Director with Starwood Hotels, Hilton at The Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Property, and with The Morgans Hotel Group at Royalton, an Ian Schrager Hotel. Allison returned to her roots in the cultural centers she started in as Venue Manager at The Brooklyn Museum.
Allison sees becoming a recruiter as the culmination of all her best-loved experiences with hospitality, networking, and people. Recruiting is thoughtfully partnering to connect clients and candidates in their next extraordinary, shared success.