By Dr. Ely Weinschneider, Psy.D,
As a part of my series about “C-Suite Moms” I had the pleasure to interview Olivia Brooks Allan. Olivia is the Practice Head of the industry-leading strategic events business at Landmark Ventures, facilitating relationship building among technology-focused dealmakers through prestigious summits and philanthropic events. She is responsible for the success of all aspects of Landmark’s events business including leading an experienced group of event directors and production staff, thereby shaping the vision for all elements of year-round events including partnerships, production, marketing, communications, programming, operations, logistics, growth, and ongoing innovations. Previously, Olivia has been a successful leader within corporations with recognizable brands including American Express, Gartner, Four Seasons, The Peninsula, and Taj Hotels, and more recently with Mastercard. Throughout the past 19 years, she has focused on business development, management, marketing, and public relations. As an independent consultant to the events industry, Olivia developed and executed high-end event projects for corporations and individuals. Olivia is recognized as a leader who creates long-term and mutually beneficial relationships between clients and service providers. Her signature management style is delivering impactful results by energetically guiding her team in an environment where they flourish professionally. Olivia was the recipient of The President’s Club Award of Achievement twice during her tenure at American Express. Olivia graduated from the University of California at Davis with a degree in Rhetoric and Communication. A native of Northern California, she remains passionate for the outdoors continuing to enjoy running, hiking, and swimming. Her other personal interests include yoga, travel, and healthy cooking. Olivia resides in Connecticut with her husband and young daughter.