Dr. Alan Spies | Senior Associate

Alan is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He earned a B.S. in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a J.D. and a M.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Mississippi.

During his nearly 15 years in higher education, Alan most recently served as an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Leadership Degree Option Program at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, receiving their Teacher of the Year Award in 2011. Furthermore, Alan has taught courses at both the professional and graduate levels, specializing in the areas of leadership, law, ethics, human resources management, marketing and entrepreneurship.

Alan is also a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program and licensed as an associate certified coach with the International Coach Federation. Before becoming a GiANT Senior Associate, Alan served as Chief Operating Officer of SALLT, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving leaders from the public, private and social sectors by helping them leverage their passion, skills and influence for the common good of the city.

Alan has a passion and heart for raising up the next generation of leaders, primarily college students and young adults. Alan especially enjoys working with emerging leaders from East Africa, individuals who have helped change his perspective in an amazing way. Alan serves on the Advisory Board of ELE Rwanda, an organization dedicated to ensuring that the development of Rwanda is based and sustained by the efforts and talents of Rwandans.

Alan and his wife Laurie live in Broomfield, Colorado, where they love to hike and eat ice cream (not necessarily in that order) with their golden doodle puppy Sully.