Allison Kupfer Poteet’s practice includes C-level searches nationwide across philanthropy, advocacy, education reform, health care, and human services, with particular interests in social entrepreneurship, scaling solutions, racial equity and civil rights, democracy and civic engagement, and evaluation and performance management.
Previous to joining the firm in 2009, Allison was a Senior Associate at Isaacson, Miller, a national retained executive search firm for the nonprofit sector. Her earlier work was in the education practice at Abt Associates, a global research and evaluation firm, where she served as Deputy Project Director for the first large-scale evaluation of an early childhood curriculum in a high-poverty urban setting and managed a groundbreaking study of the effects of self-regulation on literacy outcomes among at-risk preschoolers in Miami-Dade County.
Allison received a Ed.M. in education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in American Studies summa cum laude from Skidmore College. She has been active in statewide and national political campaigns, with a special interest in children’s and employment issues.