20 Under 40: Allison Straub

President, Burley

Age: 30

I am fortunate to work in a role where my passion and profession collide. As the president of Burley, I get to lead my team and our brand into the future as we continue to design, build and sell products that enable adventure for consumers around the globe. In my role, I’m also able to collaborate and partner with both local community organizations, as well as industry leaders nationwide, to work to make our planet a better place to live; be it through local sponsorship and volunteerism or lobbying in Washington on behalf of the cycling industry.

I am a lover of continuous improvement, collaboration and breaking down barriers, and I believe in actively investing time into the wonderful place we all get to call home. The collective impact of community members coming together to solve problems or seize opportunities can be transformational. It is these challenges (opportunities!) that inspire me to show up, listen, give back and be an active participant in our community.

I have many areas of interest and passion, with much of my volunteerism focused on children in the community and working to ensure that they are provided with every chance to thrive, grow and succeed in life. I am a member of the Relief Nursery Leadership Board, am the co-founder and board president of Free Bikes 4 Kidz Eugene-Springfield and am a member of the Leadership Eugene Springfield Steering Committee.