Alissa Sears

VP Growth & Strategy

With a background in Strategic Planning, Brand Strategy, Investor Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility Program Development, Alissa heads Christie Communications’ Strategic Planning and Growth Strategy Sectors and serves as the Executive Director of the Christie CommUnity Foundation. With her degree in Communication and International Relations from the University of California San Diego, Alissa leads Christie Communications’ Strategic Planning Team to develop results-oriented, comprehensive strategies across multiple industries for clients ranging from natural products companies to impact investment groups, gourmet food products to outdoor companies and conservation organizations. Alissa is Vice President of The California Coast Venture Forum/Clean Business Investment Summit, Partner of Kiwa Investment Summit: Latin America, and serves on the Board of Directors of Channel Islands Outfitters. She serves as an advisor to New Hope’s NEXT Accelerator, CircleUp, the Karma Project Nepal, Safe Water International, Antioch University’s MBA Program on Social Enterprise, Cal State Lutheran University’s MBA in Sustainability, YouthInteractive, Santa Barbara High School’s Dons Net Café, Yellow Leaf Hammocks, and others. Recognized as Forbes 25 Most Influential Kingmakers in Consumer and Retail. Pacific Coast Business Times 40 under 40.