Allan brings over 30 years of strategic and tactical experience to Seven Acres Foundation, having served in a wide variety of industries and business environments. He has proven expertise and leadership as a CEO, and directing all functions of marketing as a CMO. He has worked in sales and marketing within several large corporations, but is also very familiar with startup ventures and non-profit organizations.
As a consulting firm partner, Allan managed the emergence and growth of over 40 established businesses and new ventures during a 25-year period. Clients included Monsanto, IBM, Coinstar and Horn Abbot (creators of the Trivial Pursuit board game), as well as numerous startup companies. Several consulting assignments led to full-time executive employment, most notably as CEO of Essential Security Software. Prior to consulting, Allan held senior marketing management and sales positions with Crescent Foods, Hunt-Wesson Foods (Con-Agra) and Oscar Mayer.
Allan also has extensive experience with non-profit organizations. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the American Tinnitus Association. Previously, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to an NIH advisory board in Washington, DC. He also served as Board President of the National Psoriasis Foundation, and as a board member at the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. Other board positions have included the Seattle Theater Group (Paramount Theater), and Pepperdine University. His education includes a MBA degree in Marketing from Arizona State University and a BS degree in Communications from Northwestern University.
Allan and his wife, Debra, are now full time residents in Manson, having owned a vacation home there since 1999. They have three children and six grandchildren, all of whom love the Chelan Valley area with its alluring natural beauty and strong sense of community.