Allyson D. Robinson

Organizational design, change strategy, and social/civil entrepreneurship consultant

A native of Scranton, Pa., Allyson D. Robinson is a 1994 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she majored in physics. After an internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, she was commissioned as an officer in the Army and commanded PATRIOT missile units in Europe and the Middle East. She also served as a senior trainer/evaluator for NATO, and as an adviser to the armed forces of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar. Robinson resigned her commission in 1999 to pursue a calling to Christian ministry, serving as pastor-teacher to churches in the Portuguese Azores and central Texas. She earned a master of divinity degree in theology, with a capstone emphasis in social justice, from Baylor University in 2007. Most recently, as the first Deputy Director for Employee Programs of the HRC Foundation’s Workplace Project, Robinson drove the design and delivery of HRC’s broad portfolio of training and curricula for corporate leadership and employee audiences to improve LGBT cultural competence and inclusion in the workplace. Most recently she served as the executive director of OutServe-SLDN. She lives with her wife of 19 years and their four children in Gaithersburg, Md.