Stamford Resident Appointed to Make-A-Wish Connecticut Board of Directors

Alyssa Harvey Dawson (contributed photo)

TRUMBULL, CT – Make-A-Wish® Connecticut warmly and proudly welcomes Alyssa Harvey Dawson to its Board of Directors.

Alyssa Harvey Dawson is a C-Suite executive with more than 20 years of experience scaling growth and innovative companies across various industries and business segments. She is presently employed as the Chief Legal Officer for Gusto, an HR software provider.

Before joining Gusto, Harvey Dawson was General Counsel for Sidewalk Labs, an urban innovation organization focused on improving urban infrastructure through technological solutions, and prior to that she served as Vice President, Global Intellectual Property for Harman International Industries. She also held impactful legal positions with Netflix, eBay, and

Harvey Dawson is no stranger to Board service. She currently serves on the board of directors for AppLovin Corporation, a leading marketing software company. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law and on the Attorney Advisory Board of the Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity at Georgetown University Law Center. In addition, she has served on the Michigan State University Honors College Alumni Board.

Harvey Dawson earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Michigan State University.

Harvey Dawson shares that hope is what attracts her to Make-A-Wish; “The idea that the organization enables the most vulnerable among us to have hope, optimism and joy in the face of such difficult circumstances is incredibly inspiring. I have a young son and I would like for him
to see resilience and to learn the power of giving. I am interested in applying my experience working for innovative, forward-looking companies to the nonprofit world.”

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“We are thrilled to have Alyssa join our team,” exclaims Make-A-Wish® Connecticut President and CEO Pam Keough. “Her excellent problem-solving skills and expertise in board development, corporate strategy, legal counseling and business operations is sure to serve us well.”

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