Allyson Renee Scrutchens is a Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Filmmaker, and Creative Producer. She is trailblazer for economic development, minority inclusion, and empowering others through providing access to information, resources and opportunities.
Growing up on the south side of Chicago, the need and dedication to making a difference in society became extremely pertinent. She received a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Illinois at Chicago and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Allyson Renee is currently the Founder and CEO of Forward Planning, Inc., Creator of the brand formerly known as Everyday Entrepreneur, Executive Producer of the internationally recognized short-film starring Goapele called #WhereIsBeauty, and Author of How to Be an Entrepreneur 101. In addition to managing her companies and brands, for two years she served as the Northern Regional Vice President for the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce.