Allison Ogburn
Proving Grounds Test Engineer
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

“My passion really revolves around continuous improvement and problem solving. The challenges of manufacturing (or R&D) and opportunities to improve equipment and processes are truly endless. My favorite projects are ones that provide lasting solutions to customers' problems, and everyone is a customer to me!”

Ali was the first person at Goodyear’s Texas Proving Grounds to obtain her Project Management Professional Certification. Since then, she has applied her knowledge and skills to several projects including the successful purchase, assembly and implementation of Goodyear’s 250,000-pound capacity mine haul truck for testing of 57” and 63” tires. Additionally, Ali has developed tools and provided project management training to other Proving Grounds associates. Her visible application of project management has delivered high quality results with minimal unforeseen issues. She has been honored with many awards within Goodyear over the years; in 2018 Ali received the 2018 Operational Excellence award for her outstanding work leading the project. 

Ali is committed to developing the next generation of female talent and actively supports many initiatives, including a STEM Alumni Group at her high school alma mater, The Hockaday School—an all-girls K-12 college prep school. She also supports Goodyear’s efforts to build a diverse and sustainable talent pipeline by interacting with high school Advanced Placement (AP) Physics students who visit Proving Grounds annually to learn more about the industry. 

Ali is known throughout San Angelo as a civic-minded, socially responsible professional, who balances the demands of her day job with enriching the culture of both Goodyear and the community at large. Over the last seven years, she has held leadership roles within the Junior League of San Angelo (JLSA) to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of females and improve her community. In addition to recruiting the largest new member class in JLSA history, Ali has led numerous fundraising efforts for the organization. She is also actively involved in her church, where she is the youngest member of the leadership committee. Ali continuously seeks out leadership roles both at work and in the community to help others develop, improve and raise the bar.  

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