Allan has twenty-five years experience in non-profit administration, fundraising, corporate communications and public relations. He has provided strategic vision, direction and leadership, and enhanced visibility in numerous ways while engaging the community to support various charities.
With professional accreditation in both fundraising (FAHP, CFRE) and public relations (APR) he has been a member of the Association of Health Care Philanthropy, the Health Care Public Relations Association and the Canadian Public Relations Society. In addition, he has been involved with numerous charities and has played a key management role while raising millions of dollars, including leadership gift initiatives. Forging relationships and moving people towards success have been one of the key his key accomplishments.
Allan has worked in hospital Foundations in Ottawa, Huntsville and St. Thomas. Through these positions, he acquired experience and led numerous fundraising and communications initiatives. He also worked in the Development Department of the Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, QC). In addition, he was employed with the RADARSAT project within the public relations department of the Canadian Space Agency. He also worked for eight years in television production and is very comfortable in a public setting with a firm knowledge and understanding of the media from both sides of the camera.