Position: Vice President of Talent and Organization Development
Lateyfa Ali is the vice president of talent and organization development for Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service. Delaware North is one of the largest and most-admired privately held companies in the United States with revenues of approximately $3 billion and 60,000 associates serving half a billion customers in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.
Ali provides leadership in the identification of requirements and risks in talent and organization development to support Delaware North’s strategy and business operations.
Ali joined Delaware North in 2012, bringing more than 20 years of experience in organizational development, talent management, facilitating and training, and as an individual and executive team coach. Since 1994, she had served as the president of E.K. Ward & Associates – Western New York’s largest minority- and women owned human resources and talent-management consulting firm, servicing established, emerging and small companies in diverse industries.
Ali is a graduate with honors of the State University of New York College at Buffalo and maintains several professional affiliations, including the American Society for Training & Development, the Society for Human Resource Management and the Association for Change Management Professionals.