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Alison J. Turner
Las Vegas, NV
Richard H. Bryan ES PTA, Las Vegas, Nevada

Personal and Professional

  • Client consulting: visioning, customer service, operations streamlining, etc.
  • Marketing and sales experience, most recently 2 ½ years with Sur la Table
  • Diverse experience advocating on education, community, gun safety, and health care issues
  • Professional business & non-profit experience in seven states & two countries: Data Consultants, Philips/Micom, Airdrie Stud, Project SEED, the Fults Companies, Damas Norteamericanas y Britannicas
  • Married with two children, one college student and one adult


PTA Involvement

Current service includes:

  • National PTA Board of Directors member representative
  • National PTA Mission Engagement Committee and Family Engagement subcommittee member
  • Nevada PTA Awards Chair
  • Nevada PTA Federal Legislative Chair
  • Nevada PTA Legislation Committee member

Previous service includes:

  • National PTA Resolutions Committee – 1 term as vice-chair, 1 term as member
  • National PTA Strategic Planning Committee member
  • Nevada PTA – past president, president-elect, board member, legislative & advocacy liaison
  • Lake Mead Council member
  • Battle Born PTA president
  • Hyde Park MS PTSA president
  • Richard H. Bryan ES PTA member, board member, membership chair
  • Urban Family Engagement Initiative in Las Vegas, NV

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Safety – Las Vegas
  • National & Nevada After School Alliance
  • Hispanics in Politics

Previous service includes:

  • Energy Choice Initiative
  • Universal Background Checks for Gun Purchases Initiative
  • Nevada Education Roundtable
  • BEACON – Business Educational Alliance for the Children of Nevada
  • Clark Co. School District Empowerment Schools Central Design Team, Family Engagement Resource Center working group, Parent Engagement Forum, Each One Read One
  • Education Collaborative
  • Damas Norteamericanas y Britannicas Foundation, Quito, Ecuador, providing health and social services to children and elders, various roles including president and library chair
  • Symphony Guild, Little Rock AR
  • Kentucky Health Care Access Foundation
  • Chevy Chase Neighborhood Association (KY)

Honors and Awards

  • National PTA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Hank Etchemendy Advocacy Award – Nevada
  • Indiana PTA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Summerlin Community Service Award