Alison Powell

Senior Director, Philanthropy

Alison Powell joined Bridgespan in 2006 and currently serves as the firm’s Philanthropy Knowledge Manager. In this role, Alison project manages Bridgespan’s philanthropic initiative. Alison also serves as an internal liaison between consulting teams and the knowledge team to surface and socialize insights across consulting teams, with an eye to enhancing team impact and catalyzing Bridgespan knowledge.

Alison spent four years in Bridgespan’s strategy consulting practice before taking on her knowledge role.  In this work, Alison worked with direct-service clients, including a charter management organization and an organization focused on transitional support for those aging out of foster care.  In addition, Alison has worked extensively on foundation strategy and implementation. 

Prior to joining Bridgespan, Alison worked for Mattel as an Associate Marketing Manager, where she worked with a cross-functional team to ideate, develop and launch toy product lines.  Alison started her career at The Parthenon Group, a management consultancy where she worked on a host of strategic engagements, from motorcycle manufacturing to publishing. 

Alison graduated cum laude with an AB degree in Politics from Princeton University, and received her MBA from Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. 



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