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BOSTON – USA 500 Clubs, an exclusive professional membership organization, announces that Allyson “Ally” Dowen has joined the company as its new Membership Development Director.
Dowen succeeds Laurin Johnson, who will take on a new role as Membership Experience Director. Together, with Founder and Managing Director Joe Chatham and Operations Director Jennifer Rivera, this leadership team is focused on expanding the Club’s footprint across the country to bring its relationship marketing model to benefit more trusted advisors.
Dowen said, “As a non-profit fundraiser by trade, I am motivated by an organization with a meaningful mission, and USA 500 Clubs embodies everything that I believe in – authenticity, inclusivity, diversity, and personal relationships. I look forward to helping the Club grow by building relationships with high-end, professional business advisors in target regions across the country.”
Dowen brings nearly a decade of experience in relationship marketing, fundraising and business development. From 2015 – 2021, she served as a Development Director for the American Heart Association (AHA), where she raised nearly $3 million as part of the AHA’s annual Lawyers Have Heart 5k Road Race. In 2016, Dowen joined USA 500 Clubs in Boston as a non-profit professional and a “Center of Influence” member.
As a member, Dowen served as Co-Chair of the Women Inclusion Group, a subcommittee of the Club’s Diversity, Empathy & Inclusion Committee, as well as the Club Development Director of USA 500’s Financial District 1 Club. Dowen is a 2013 Graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a BS in sports, entertainment and event management.
Chatham said, “We are delighted to add Allyson to our team. She has proven to be a highly engaged and passionate Club member who embraces our mission of relationship marketing. She understands the value of professional relationship building and will focus on attracting highly qualified, like-minded professionals to the Club as we continue to expand into new regions across the country.”
USA 500 Clubs is an exclusive member-based organization for successful trusted advisors to develop lasting relationships, share knowledge and resources, and create business opportunities. Founded in 2013 by relationship marketing expert, Joe Chatham, USA 500 Clubs is built on the tenets of selectivity, connectivity and productivity, so that like-minded professionals are brought together in exclusive regional communities to grow personally and professionally through meaningful relationships.