Allison Larsen

TadZo Principal


Helping people to improve communication, innovation and teamwork is a calling for Allison. She's genuinely dedicated to help others find their confidence to do great things. From growing up in rural Northern California to a national award-winning salesperson at a Fortune 100 “Most Admired” Company and successful entrepreneur, Allison seeks to learn from every situation. She even put herself through college by raising a flock of sheep. 


  • 17 years consulting
  • 21 years in economic development
  • 10+ years in international business management and sales
  • 5 years EDC management and recruiting, yielding 9,000+ new jobs


  • University of California Davis
  • University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute
  • California Agricultural Leadership Program, Class XXIV
  • Facilitation Training: UC Davis; The Grove (San Francisco); Liberating Structures (Seattle & Austin)

Professional Affiliations

  • International Economic Development Council
    • Board Member
    • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD)

Did you know?

Allison climbed Half Dome in Yosemite and really enjoys hiking almost anywhere. Just out of high school she served a year as California State FFA President (as in Future Farmers of America). She's also a fan of college football, watching ESPN Game Day every week of the season. And a little secret... she loves to watch weather news, especially radar.



Twitter:          @allisonTadZo

Allison's Resume

Allison Larsen speaking on economic development for National Economic Development Week