Allison is an award-winning communicator who specializes in providing strategic communications, content development, and coaching services. With a background in government, politics, and non-profits, Allison has earned a reputation for her approachable, creative, hands-on coaching style.
Allison dives deeply to get to know each client, their communications challenges, and what’s important to them. She quickly becomes a trusted advisor, confidence builder, and reliable partner. A strategist, coach, and messaging specialist, Allison creates programs that drive communications excellence and excels at improving the performance of speakers at all experience levels.
Allison began her career in the Washington, D.C. office of Texas Governor Ann Richards. Part scheduler, writer, and issue tracker, she was also a full-time problem solver. She then worked in federal government, supporting communications and congressional relations for the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Allison then moved to public relations, public affairs and public policy in the private sector. She ran the Washington office for a global healthcare public relations agency where she supported industry, academic, and non-profit institutions. Allison received a BS in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Child health and public health policy have long been Allison’s passions. When a friend’s two young daughters were diagnosed with a rare, neurodegenerative, and incurable disease, she immediately looked for ways to help. Allison now coordinates a Niemann-Pick Type C newborn screening coalition which gathers evidence supporting the benefits of screening for NPC at birth. Outside of the office, Allison can be found in a quiet theatre with her drama-major daughter or a loud ice rink with her hockey-playing son.