Allison Torpey Linkedin
Director of People Strategy
“Forget about rules and roadblocks. Anything is possible with enough hard work and dedication.”
Allison Torpey is serious about levity. By helping teams lighten up in the workplace, she’s shown time and again that having a bit of fun can encourage creativity and drive real business results. This yogi runs marathons and sees similarities at work: It’s about plotting success on the course, breaking through assumed limitations, and surrounding yourself with people who are driven to meet a common goal. She has extensive experience in change management, project leadership, and business strategy both internally at Propeller and in industries including renewables, utilities, and consumer goods.
Allison’s passion for creating and maintaining high-performing teams, keen ability to make the complex seem simple, and refined business acumen led her to the role of Director of People Strategy. In this position, she is the ‘people’ person at the firm, responsible for finding amazing people, onboarding new employees, facilitating client-consultant matches, and leading performance management and talent development across our rapidly growing Portland and San Francisco offices. She holds an MBA from Portland State University and a bachelor’s degree in studio art with a concentration in Architecture from Wesleyan University.
- Alternative career path: Owner of a sustainable, residential design-build firm
- Favorite instrument: Pipe Organ
- Junior Prom Dress: Sewed it herself