Andrea Allison-Putman currently serves as the Senior Director of Education and YMCA Relations with the YMCA Retirement Fund. Andrea facilitates retirement educational experiences and builds relationships with key constituents within YMCAs throughout the United States. Prior to YMCA Retirement Fund, Andrea served with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City as the Chief Development and Equity Officer. In her over 10 years of service with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, Andrea led the areas of staff and volunteer leadership, fund development, payroll, benefits, inclusion and diversity, marketing/communication, training, recruitment and the Y-USA regional training and human resources partner efforts. Andrea holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Development from Friends University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. In 2011, Andrea was recognized with the Equalizer Award by the Urban League for her individual achievements in support of diversity and inclusion. Andrea also serves on the board for LevelUp Kids, Hispanic Collaborative, and First Federal Bank of Kansas City.
For Andrea, the IRC matters because it brings a global perspective to our community by providing education, connections, and support for collaboration.