Anne Murray Allen is a senior consultant at Conversant and previously a Global Partner. Anne’s career working in organizations has been both as an insider and as a consultant to large multi-national organizations. She is a systems-thinker who has had bottom-line experience in a variety of organizational functions. Anne has taught graduate level management classes and has presented at conferences around the world. She has authored and co-authored a number of articles in organizational performance and been published in a variety of journals over the last 15 years. She is a past recipient of an American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) Torch Award.
During her tenure at HP, Anne served in several executive positions within the company including assignments leading knowledge management, strategic planning, culture integration (HP/Compaq), manufacturing production, and IT. Since joining Conversant her clients have included Lockheed-Martin, The Nature Conservancy, CH2M Hill, Audio Precision, and The Port of Portland.
Today her major area of focus is helping organizations work across sectors and organizations to engage multi-stakeholders. She has deep practice and knowledge in helping her clients build effective collaboration across boundaries, especially when they are facing complex challenges where uncertainty is high and alignment to shared purpose and outcomes is necessary for meaningful action to occur.
Anne has an undergraduate degree in psychology, an MBA, and a DSocSci. In her downtime, you will find Anne enjoying time with her family. She enjoys most outdoor activities but especially hiking, camping, riding horses, canoeing, and skiing.
“My primary interest has always been in understanding how seemingly ordinary people come together to create extraordinary results. Something magical happens when we connect to what it means to be human in our organizations and we discover the energy, spirit, and creativity in working together in new and exciting ways.”