Allan brings over 30 years of marketing communications experience to the Seven Acres Foundation, having served in a wide variety of industries and business environments. As a consulting firm partner, he 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. Prior to consulting, Allan held 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 a National Institute of Health 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 Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Arizona State University and a Batchelor of Science degree in Communications from Northwestern University.
Allan and his wife, Debra, are now full-time residents in Manson, after 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.