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Allegra Jordan

Executive in Residence in the Engineering Graduate and Professional Programs
Engineering Graduate and Professional Programs
Box 90968, Durham, NC 27708-0968
Pratt School of Engineering, 305 Teer Engineering Building Box 90271, Durham, NC 27708


Allegra Jordan helps develop superior leaders and teams so that companies and society can flourish. Her generative outlook and generous approach have led to hundreds of millions of dollars of new value, improved executive capacity, new technologies, healthier global communities, and award-winning creative content. 

She served clients in 17 countries and on five continents. She led or managed start-ups in mainstream media, suborbital spaceflight commercialization, electronic health records, intellectual property (patent) spaces, and many others.  Her consulting clients include US Joint Special Operations Command, US Department of Treasury, Justice, Personnel Management; the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, the Archbishop of Sudan, FHI 360, Deltek, AOL, and ARC Systems (financial systems technology) among others.  She handled all crisis communications for Bill Powers' Enron Investigation. 

Maria Shriver designated Allegra an “Architect of Change” (2014-2016).  Allegra is the author of five books and 12 Harvard Business School cases. She was named a top executive under 40 in both Austin, Texas, and Birmingham, Alabama, and a “Rising Star” by Time Magazine.  She was named the US Debater of the Year as a college debater and is the subject of a best-selling Harvard Business School case.

From Georgetown University, she holds a certificate in leadership coaching (2016). She graduated with second year honors from Harvard Business School (1995) and with a BA from Samford University (1991, summa cum laude). 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Executive in Residence in the Engineering Graduate and Professional Programs · 2022 - Present Engineering Graduate and Professional Programs, Pratt School of Engineering

Education, Training & Certifications

Harvard University · 1995 M.B.A.
Samford University · 1991 B.A.