Allison

Holmes

Annenberg Foundation, Co-Founder of PledgeLA & Founders Fund

Allison Holmes is Senior Director of Operations and Strategy at the Annenberg Foundation in Los Angeles where she oversees multiple divisions including Operations, Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, AnnenbergTech, PledgeLA and Annenberg Learner (learner.org).   

 

Prior to the Annenberg Foundation, Allison served as Associate Dean of Marketing and Communications at UCLA Anderson School of Management where she oversaw a comprehensive rebranding of the school and brokered the first partnership between TED and an institute of higher education. During that time, she was also Vice President of the G and R Loeb Foundation, managing the most prestigious awards program in business journalism, the Gerald Loeb Awards.  

 

Earlier in her career, Allison ran Media Relations for the Directors Guild of America, where she started her tenure as Managing Editor of DGA Magazine.  She started out as a journalist, serving is such roles as West Coast correspondent for Money Magazine and assistant to syndicated columnist and author Richard Reeves.  

Allison received her BA from Duke University and her MA in writing from the American Film Institute.  She currently serves on the board of the Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator, on the advisory committee for the LACI Impact Fund, and as a member of the Lyft CitiWorks Council for Los Angeles.  In 2019, Allison received the Hope and Courage Award from the national nonprofit CoachArt which is dedicated to creating a transformative arts and athletics community for families impacted by childhood chronic illness. 

Allison lives in Los Angeles with her husband Adam and has the honor of being called mom by three spirited teenagers named Bryce, Caroline and Bennett.

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