Joined Boston Common in: 2020
Allyson is a financial services industry veteran who brings more than 20 years of business development, operations, and management experience to her role as CEO of Boston Common. She has worked with and led teams at some of the leading financial services institutions in the country, including Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments and New York Life/Mainstay Investments. Most recently, she was CEO and founder of Work Capital, an impact investing distribution and consulting company. She is a former Partner in Ellevate Asset Management LLC and Partner and former Global President of Ellevate Network.
Allyson’s commitment to pursuing professional endeavors that can drive positive social impact led to her tenure as Head of Development and Communications for the Clinton Foundation’s climate and health access initiatives—and to her establishment and operation of a successful consultancy in the areas of impact investing and philanthropic services. Prior to that, at Fidelity Charitable, she built a team and business model that raised billions for charity. It was there that she fully embraced her passion for “doing well by doing good” and carefully honed her skills for creating efficiencies and growing businesses with impact.
Allyson is an avid marathon runner who has brought the same energy and stamina to her career. On the marathon trail, Allyson combines her love of running with that of fundraising for her favorite causes. Most recently completing the Boston Marathon in 2019 for Colin’s Joy Project and the Boston and Big Sur marathons in 2013 for the Newtown Memorial fund. She resides in Boston and is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA with a degree in Economics and a concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies. She currently sits on the board of the Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust and is a board member for the SHAUN Foundation for Girls and an advisory board member for Komera.org.