Allan also works extensively with clients to create place-based change strategies, leading significant efforts to reduce poverty in New York City, Philadelphia and Hawai’i. He has extensive experience in the public sector as well, working with the Obama Administration to launch Change the Equation and the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and advising Mayor Eric Adams of New York City. Allan writes extensively on strategies to increase student success in higher education in his role as a Senior Fellow at Deloitte’s Center for Higher Education Excellence.
Allan holds a B.S. in Jazz Studies from New York University and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.