Formerly Manager, Market Development Training Solutions Division Northrop Grumman Technical Services, she last was building a "Smart Power in USA Foreign Policy Initiative" at Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Technical Service Sector that tracks growth in programs, business opportunities and potential prospects across the diplomacy, development and defense arenas of the federal government. She worked in the strategic planning, identification, market and business development areas of the Training Solutions Division, as it explores new prospects in new, growing adjacent markets at the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, the Department of State (USDOS) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Previously, she served as a Capture Manager in Business Development. She worked on opportunities across a broad array of civilian agencies, including NASA, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Allison worked for several international financial institutions including USAID, The World Bank, the United Nations Development Program and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), implementing international development projects around the world off and on from 1992 to 2008. She was an executive of an internet start-up company in the San Francisco Bay Area. She began her business career as a management consultant at the firm of McKinsey & Company. Her public policy career began as a Presidential Management Fellow at a USAID contractor, Africare, an international non-governmental organization that works all across Africa. She is an International Political Economist by profession. She has worked for The World Bank, USAID, the IFC, the United Nations and a broad array of global companies and non-profit organizations. Ms. Johnson has served Fortune 500 companies, international management consulting firms, non-profit institutions and non-governmental organizations around the world. She has studied, worked and lived in over one hundred countries around the world. She is fluent in several languages, including French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at Stanford University, her Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University and her Master in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business Administration of Harvard University.