Alison Griffin

Senior Vice President

Alison Griffin has spent her career working at the intersection of education and employment, policy, and practice.

Griffin’s experience on the implementation side of higher education and workforce development, and as a grantmaker, is reflected in her practical understanding of how policy shapes outcomes. Her career in postsecondary education policy includes two terms as a policy advisor to the Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, as well as a role with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), where she guided state policy development. Griffin comes to Whiteboard Advisors from Strada Education Network, where she served in a senior leadership role focused on external affairs, government relations, and national engagement activities.

Bringing a deep sense of mission to her work on behalf of Whiteboard Advisors, Griffin believes the solutions to our most pressing education challenges, from affordability to access, require thoughtful collaboration among a growing community of policymakers, impact investors, entrepreneurs, practitioners, and philanthropists.

Alison holds a masters degree in education from the University of Georgia and graduated from Southern Methodist University with undergraduate degrees in business policy and psychology.