Allie Barrow

Current Title: Director of Engagement

Career Progression: Intern > Exercise Specialist/Personal Trainer > On-Site Health Promotion Specialist > Director of Engagement


Allie started with Optum On-Site in the summer of 2007 as an Intern at a large biopharmaceutical client in Southern California shortly after earning her undergraduate degree in exercise science. As an Intern, Allie was exposed to the corporate fitness and wellness industry and fell in love. In the fall of 2007, she was offered a full-time position as an Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer. For the next couple of years, Allie held roles as the Intern Coordinator, Assistant Director of Personal Training, Recreation Director, and then stayed in the wellness department as an On-Site Health Promotion Specialist for about four years. During her eight-year career at this large site, Allie was able to train clients personally, teach group fitness classes, work full time, and earned her MBA. Now, Allie is the Director of Engagement working as part of the Program Innovation and Engagement team, servicing all Optum On-Site clients. In this role, she manages the marketing team to create engaging communications and programs for participants.


Allie continues to work for Optum On-Site for a few reasons: The first is the people. She’s worked with many of her colleagues since she started as an Intern; and those she’s had the pleasure of working with more recently feel like old friends. Second, she loves that the company’s mission is to help others live their best life. Allie has had an interest in health and wellness since a young age, and it’s important to her that her work relates to what she’s passionate about. Lastly, she loves the variety. When Allie first started with the company, the main focus was on fitness. But in the past few years, the company has expanded its reach into other aspects of wellness such as ergonomics, health clinics, and nutrition. She firmly believes Optum On-Site will continue to grow and expand to improve others’ lives.