VP, Architecture, Governance, & Innovation Labs

Brentwood, TN


Open-uri20170903-4-1tpyukw_profile honors the 2017 CIO 100 winners and Hall of Fame inductees

Every year, we look forward to honoring the CIO 100 winners. It's our Super Bowl, World Series and Stanley Cup playoffs rolled into one, but the 2017 installment of our awards program is especially exciting for us as we celebrate 30 years of recognizing IT innovation and business leadership. We've included the list on honorees below but we'll be featuring the winners in greater detail on and in our digital magazine on August 14.

Glenn Allison - NBJ's 40 Under 40 List

Hailing from accounting to technology to everything in between, the men and women in our newest 40 Under 40 class are making big names for themselves in Nashville's business scene.
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Williamson Chamber Foundation taps 20 for Leadership Brentwood program

Leadership Brentwood Class of 2018 includes 20 individuals, ranging from executives to educators, bankers to nonprofit representatives, each ready to become more involved in the community, the Williamson County Chamber Foundation announced Tuesday. Applicants are chosen to participate in the nine-month training program based on leadership potential with the goal of sending those 20 leaders back out into the community to create a positive impact.
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Tractor Supply recognized as Best in Enterprise Cloud

The Best in Enterprise Cloud award honors a team that has helped transform their organization through innovation in the datacenter. This innovation should have demonstrable benefits in either the customer experience, operational savings or increased availability and efficiency.

NTC Announces New Board of Directors for 2017 – 2018

To mark the start of the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the Nashville Technology Council announces its newly elected board to support Nashville’s technology community association. The board includes 14 new distinguished members: Glenn Allison, Vice President, Enterprise Architecture and IT Solution Delivery, Tractor Supply.

Grand opening of the New Microsoft Office in Nashville with Mayor Megan Barry

Grand opening of the new Microsoft office in Nashville with Mayor Megan Barry.
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40 Under 40: Glenn Allison, Tractor Supply Co.

Glenn Allison, 39, is responsible for Tractor Supply Co.’s information technology systems and processes. Prior to Tractor Supply, Glenn held several executive leadership roles at Kellogg Co. and W.W. Grainger.
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Nashville Relocation Guide - WorkIT Nashville

The Nashville economy is growing very rapidly, in part due to low taxes, good standard of living, and a favorable business climate.
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Feature: Tractor Supply Co. avoids growing pains with science

So when it came time for the 1,530-unit chain to prepare itself for a long-term goal of operating 2,500 stores (at growth of 100-120 locations per year), Tractor Supply took a fundamental approach. “Early in 2015, our IT leadership group asked how we could get more efficient to ensure adequate support of scalability and growth,” said Rob Mills, senior VP and CIO of Tractor Supply Co., during an interview with Chain Store Age.
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Tractor Supply Hosts Nashville Hadoop User Group

Tractor Supply hosted the Hadoop user group in Nashville. Strong turnout from technology professionals throughout Nashville.
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TSC Improves Customer Experience with Cloud

Tractor Supply Company, a large rural lifestyle retail store chain in the U.S., migrated the company’s online retail operation to a hybrid cloud solution from IBM. The solution gives customers an easier way to connect, browse and shop for goods and services online.

Tractor Supply Hosts WiTT Annual Leadership Panel

The Tractor Supply team hosts the Annual Leadership Panel for the Women in Tennessee Technology.


Glenn Allison currently serves as Vice President of Enterprise Architecture, Governance, & Innovation Labs for Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer with over 1,700 retail stores in 49 states and annual revenues of approximately $6.8 billion.

He and his team are responsible for implementing a reliable, scalable, and cost-effective technology architecture to support company growth to 2,500 stores and over $10 billion in sales.

Since joining Tractor Supply Company in 2015, Glenn’s responsibilities have included leadership of multiple IT functions, including Enterprise Architecture, Governance, Innovation Labs, Infrastructure Engineering, Network Services, IT Quality Assurance, and IT Solution Delivery.

Prior to Tractor Supply, Glenn worked previously at Kellogg Company, where he was responsible for global architecture and engineering in over 180 countries. Prior to Kellogg’s, Glenn held several leadership roles at W.W. Grainger, one of the largest eCommerce retailers in the United States.

Glenn received his MBA from the University of Chicago and Master of Science in Information Technology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

He is currently a member of the Tocqueville Society for the United Way of Williamson County, member of Leadership Brentwood, and was recently named to the “40 Under 40” list by the Nashville Business Journal. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Technology Council.



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