Alana V. Allen is a dynamic nonprofit leader that is the founder and executive director of a successful nonprofit organization, I Am A Queen. She is also the founder and nonprofit business consultant of Alana Knows Nonprofits, a consulting business that focuses on startup nonprofits and offers public relations services.
For the past four years, Allen has helped several nonprofit leaders start organizations by applying for their state incorporation and federal tax exemption, and she has helped organizations develop programs that cater to their key audiences. In addition, she is a results-driven public relations professional with 12 years of solid experience in the following sectors: government, nonprofits, corporate and agency. She has skills in strategic planning, media relations, speech writing, social media, magazine writing, special events, product launches, project management and crisis communications.
Allen received her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications with a concentration in public relations from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. Of interest, she is a certified professional life coach through New Life Coach, Inc.
Key Highlights of Alana V. Allen’s Career:
2017 Recipient of the AC Stowe Lifetime Achievement Award presented by McDonald's Rhythms of Triumph (Greensboro News & Record)
Instrumental in I Am A Queen impacting the lives of nearly 10,000 people in North Carolina through its year-round mentoring program and annual community events.
Served three years as deputy press secretary for the first female Governor of North Carolina, Beverly E. Perdue