Director, Environmental, Social and Governance
Allison earned her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University and her Master of Engineering in Materials Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Allison leads the firm’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) program that seeks to create shared value for Graham Partners’ investors and other stakeholders working across its investment portfolio and internally within Graham Partners. In this role, Allison is responsible for managing the firm’s ESG integration efforts across investment processes. Allison’s main areas of focus include implementing a systemic approach to assessing the firm’s businesses’ environmental impact and determining the impact a changing environment has on the firm’s businesses’ risk profiles; developing profitable strategies to reduce environmental risks at both the firm and portfolio company levels; and driving communication surrounding progress on all ESG activities.
Previously, Allison served as Director of Sustainability and Engineering at ARAMARK Leisure. During her nine-year tenure, she worked with functional and operational executive leaders to develop a comprehensive sustainable operations program to be applied across ARAMARK Leisure’s businesses and developed an operational suite of tools to support a common Environmental Management System (EMS) across a 61-site portfolio, among other functions. Prior to ARAMARK, Allison served as a Project Manager for both ERM and Lockheed Martin.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Allison enjoys jogging, knitting, and spending time with her husband, two children and dog in her spare time.
*Designates employees of Graham Partners Operating Company (GPOC). GPOC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Graham Partners, Inc. that provides consulting services and coordinates the operations consulting and other services provided by operations executives, industry experts, consultants and outside firms to the Graham Partners portfolio companies, funds, affiliates and other entities. With the exception of personnel designated as employees of GPOC, all Operations Team members are 3rd party contractors who are not employees of Graham Partners, Inc. For further information regarding GPOC, please refer to Part 2A of Graham Partners, Inc.’s Form ADV, available on the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure website.