Allison Mollner

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Goal 17 Foundation

Allison Mollner has a long and distinguished career in marketing, communications and business development with a focus on finance, philanthropy and the arts community.

In 2012, Allison was elected to the board of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA), one of the leading brain injury organizations in the country. In 2008, BIAWA led the development and passage of the “Zackery Lystedt Law” in Washington state – the first, and most comprehensive sports injury law in the nation that prohibits young athletes under the age of 18 suspected of sustaining a concussion from returning to play or practice without a licensed health-care providers’ approval. It was adopted in all 50 states in 2014.

Allison is currently serving in her third year as President of BIAWA. She has led the development of several key initiatives, including the creation of the “Special Needs Pooled Trust” program, which enables individuals receiving government assistance after sustaining a disabling injury to transfer funds from a settlement into a trust (overseen by a trustee), allowing them to keep those benefits.

Before joining the Board of BIAWA, Allison and her husband Greg formed Vinton Street Partners (VSP), a Seattle based boutique investment banking firm. She managed all marketing communications and administrative logistics for over $400 million of private debt and equity financing.

Prior to co-founding VSP, Allison co-founded Function, a Seattle-based events company that specialized in the formation and management of large-scale community events and events for nonprofits.

Earlier in her career, Allison was Director of Marketing for the Bellevue Arts Museum, overseeing business development and all marketing materials for the museum including exhibitions, memberships, and the museum’s art school. Notably, she oversaw the Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair, one of the largest arts fairs in the country.

She previously served as Communications Director for Seattle’s A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), where she was instrumental in increasing ticket and subscription sales by more than 20 percent.

Allison began her career as Marketing Director for EagleQuest Golf Centers and later for ShadowCatcher Entertainment, a Seattle-based feature film production company that won the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

Allison is also an accomplished artist. Her printmaking work has been shown in many local galleries and was featured in the opening of the Kirkland Art Center, where she was named one of the Puget Sound area’s “Pacific Northwest’s Emerging Artists”.

Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Arizona.