Torrie Allen

Torrie Allen has more than 30 years wide-ranging experience in the performing arts including production, fundraising, marketing, policy, adjudication and performance.

He currently serves as the Director of Development at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He was chief officer of development and marketing at Alaska Public Media from 2012 to 2016 and executive and artistic director of Anchorage Opera from 2006 to 2012. Prior to joining Anchorage Opera, he served as the director of the National Patrons Council at Americans for the Arts.

Allen has served as a grants panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wallace Foundation. Also, he has provided volunteer leadership support for numerous organizations including the World Affairs Council (Alaska), University of Alaska Advisory Board, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Community Commander Program, Arts & Business Council of New York, American Repertory Ballet, Russian Chamber Chorus of New York, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Alaska Chamber Singers, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage Symphony, Miss Alaska Scholarship Foundation and Alaska State Council on the Arts.

His professional performance credits include Opéra National de Paris; Teatro Real Madrid; Bregenz Festpiel. Austria; Rudolfinum, Prague; Carnegie Hall; St. Petersburg State Symphony, Russia; Metropolitan Opera (Guild) and the Aspen Music Festival.

Allen holds degrees from UCLA and the Boston Conservatory. He has completed chief executive education programs at Harvard Business School, University of Michigan and University of Texas at Austin.


Torrie’s Monday Session:

Casting Volunteers for Award-Winning Service

Do you make the most of your volunteers? Are they assigned to tasks that best fit their skills? Volunteers play an important role in our non-profits. Coach your volunteers into a deeper understanding of their role, and how it affects the larger organization in a positive way. Learn different ways to lead your volunteers to perform at their best, so both your organization and the volunteers feel the rewards of their service.

Presented by Torrie Allen