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Allison Horn

Allison Horn

Portrait of Allison HornAssociate Vice President for Administration

Allison Horn believes that the best way to lead is by example. She knows that solving complex business challenges requires building strong relationships with her team and colleagues – a surefire way to share values, reveal character, build trust and find common ground.

A good listener known for her leadership and tenacity, Allison is energized by improving communication and organizational effectiveness. Her success to date has been driven in part by her tendency to embrace difficult situations as ready-made opportunities to learn and grow. The common thread in her diverse portfolio of professional experience, including the Portland Trail Blazers, TriMet and Linfield, is supporting people and organizations in developing their potential. Her secret sauce for success is developing strong relationships, communicating openly and always being willing to help.

Described as sincere, caring and energetic, Allison’s “it takes a team” collaborative approach focuses on aligning teams around shared goals to achieve results, tackle obstacles and adjust course as needed to achieve the end goal. As a full-scholarship student-athlete that captained women’s basketball teams that finished third in the nation and advanced to Elite Eight in consecutive years, she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Portland State University.

Professional Resume

  • Education

    • B.S., business administration, Portland State University
  • Experience

    • Associate Vice President for Administration (August 2022 - present)
    • Linfield University Interim Vice President for Administration (February 2022 - October 2022)
    • Facilities Services, Auxiliary Services and Linfield Public Safety Director of Facilities & Auxiliary Services (January 2012 - July 2022)
    • Director of Portland Campus Operations (August 2010 - December 2011)
    • TriMet Executive Administrator, Transportation Operations (August 2005 - August 2010)
    • Portland Trail Blazers Director of Practice Facility Operations (October 2000 - May 2005)
    • Basketball Operations Assistant / Database Operator / Marketing Intern (July 1993 - September 2000)