Allan Oliver is the Executive Director of the Thornburg Foundation. He oversees the Foundation’s Strategic Initiatives in early childhood education, good government reforms, food and agriculture, water as well as community funding for human services. Allan served as the statewide co-chair of the 2020 Census Funders group, on the Governor’s statewide Complete Count Commission and on the national Funders Committee for Civic Participation- Funders Census Initiative leadership team. He serves on the Governor’s Civic Advisory Council for Public Education.
Allan served as Cabinet Secretary-Designate and Deputy Secretary for the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Allan also served as Director of Cabinet Affairs administering monthly cabinet meetings, and as Deputy Communications Director he drafted five State of the State addresses, an inaugural address, as well as major US and foreign policy addresses.
He also established the Partnership for Responsible Business and the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce, a business association with over 1100 members supporting renewable energy technology and responsible business practices.
Mr. Oliver earned a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and was named a William Hodson Fellow for International Public Service. He also served as an NGO specialist and initiated the municipal development program for the US Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala.