Allison Barmann

Strategy and Learning Vice President

Allison joined the Bush Foundation in 2013 to lead the strategy and learning team. In this role, she helps the Foundation do more good every year, ensuring we continuously learn and improve our program strategies and operations. 

Previously, Allison was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company and directed the Itasca Project, an alliance of CEO’s and civic leaders addressing economic competitiveness in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. She also worked at a technology start-up in San Francisco and as a Plant Engineer at 3M. She earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, where she was an all-American gymnast.    

Allison has served on the boards of Hiawatha Academies, Genesys Works – Twin Cities and Generation Next. She is a 2014 Presidio Institute Cross-sector Leadership Fellow, was named a "40 Under 40" leader by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal in 2013 and was a 2010 Humphrey Institute Policy Fellow. Allison lives in Edina, MN with her husband and three children.