Regional President, USO Midwest Region
Alison Ruble has devoted her career to supporting the men, women and families of our United States Armed Forces. For over 16 years, Alison has served the USO in a variety of roles, including Community and Entertainment Director (2005-2011), President and CEO of USO of Illinois (2011-2019) and today, Regional President for the USO’s Midwest Region. Her broad career with the USO has touched all aspects of USO operations, from strategic fund development to outreach programming to even entertainment, including regularly singing the national anthem at hundreds of USO events in Chicago.
As regional president, Alison leads a committed team responsible for delivering support and connection to thousands of Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve military and military families throughout the 10-state USO Midwest Region.
Alison is an Honorary Member of the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Illinois National Guard, and has served on the Host Committee for the 2016 Department of the Navy’s Warrior Games, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s Veterans Advisory Council and the Steering Committee for the Chicago Navy Memorial project. In 2010, she received the Department of the Army’s Patriotic Civilian Service award in recognition for exemplary service in support of the mission of the U.S. Army.
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