Alison joined RACC as the Business Partnership Manger in 2016 and transitioned to Special Projects Manager in 2019. In her current role, Alison oversees strategic planning for organizational change as well as short-term data capture and process improvement projects. A long-time friend to the nonprofit, business and arts communities, Alison spent nearly a decade in corporate philanthropy at The Standard. Prior to that she produced national tradeshows and spent a decade with Nordstrom in sales and management. Alison loves building trusting relationships through shared vision and flexible structures. Born and raised in Portland, she is happiest in the woods, at a concert or hanging out in the neighborhood with her partner, Chris.