Texas Tech University

Lisa Allison

Lisa Allison

Director of Development for the North Texas Region - Rawls College of Business

Location: TTU North Texas Regional Center
 B.S., Texas Tech University; A.A.S., North Lake College

About Lisa

A Texas Tech University alumna with a B.S. in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management (RHIM) and A.A.S. in Accounting, Lisa has extensive experience in business and accounting.  Since 2009, she has worked in the TTU Dallas Regional Office for Institutional Advancement, transitioning to Director of Development for the Rawls College of Business in 2012.  Prior to that, Lisa spent a decade managing the finances of a family owned boutique law firm.

Graduating from TTU in 1987, Lisa began her career in the hospitality/public relations industry with D. F. & R. Inc., serving on the concept development team responsible for creating and developing a new restaurant concept--Don Pablo’s—a concept that eventually went public.  With American Airlines from 1988-1992, Lisa served as liaison for flight service and marketing departments, receiving the coveted American Airlines Professional Flight Service Award for the development and implementation of service and safety operations.  From 1992-1994, Lisa furthered her operations and international relations experience while managing the executive oil and gas programs for Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.  Working with energy professionals throughout the world, Lisa was instrumental in developing and establishing offsite executive programs, specifically in Beaver Creek, CO and Singapore. 

Born and raised in Denison, Texas, Lisa has called the Metroplex home since 1990.  She has two children that currently attend Texas Tech and the University of Oklahoma.  Lisa has served on numerous committees and boards for her local community and school district.  She is ballroom trained and in her spare time, teaches ballroom and Latin dancing.  Additionally, Lisa enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and home remodeling/interior design.



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