As a Managing Director, Allison leads account teams and builds relationships with a diverse array of clients, covering everything from antitrust litigation and public affairs to reputation management and international work. Her expertise spans both traditional and digital media programs, as she integrates social media into many strategic communications on behalf of our clients.
For a recent battle in Washington D.C. over the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems or drones, Allison managed media relations for the largest association of hobbyist flyers, the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). For Airlines for America (A4A), she leads an account team that created a social media campaign called #WhyWeFly. This creative digital campaign, inspired by Humans of New York, collects the stories of real people, highlighting the moment and memories air travel facilitates and creating more positive perceptions of flying.
Allison also works with our international and corporate clients on crisis communications and public affairs campaigns. For a major software company focusing on taxes and online financial tools, Allison leads the company’s strategic initiatives in Washington. She drives influencer campaigns from the start of the brainstorm all the way through the final execution and reporting.
Prior to joining CLS Strategies, Allison worked for Global Strategy Group where she focused on non-profit work and media relations. In 2012, she worked on President Obama’s reelection campaign in Florida training volunteers and working to get out the vote. Previously, she worked at a lobbying firm in Washington that focused on increasing funding for higher education.
Allison graduated with high honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.