Allison is a strategic communications and public affairs advisor. Corporate, political and trade association clients turn to her to lead complex campaigns and help them achieve public policy and regulatory goals, as well as reputational work. Allison’s expertise spans many issues, including the transportation, trade, antitrust and general litigation sectors. She is also a digital media expert, as she regularly integrates social media and online advertising into the larger strategic communications strategy on behalf of her clients.
For a recent battle in Washington D.C. over the regulation of drones and model aircraft, Allison managed the public affairs and media strategy for the largest association of hobbyist flyers, the Academy of Model Aeronautics. She also spearheads social media campaigns for the trade association representing major U.S. airlines, Airlines for America, helping them leverage this online audience for public policy purposes.
Prior to joining CLS Strategies, Allison worked for Global Strategy Group, where she focused on non-profit and political work. In 2012, she worked on President Obama’s reelection campaign in Florida training volunteers and working to get out the vote.
Allison was named one of PR News’ Top Women in PR in 2017. She holds a degree in political science from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and now lives in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.
CLS Strategies is a public affairs, crisis and international consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., with senior management based in Boulder, Chicago, and the New York City area. Our clients are Fortune 500 companies, leading trade associations and prestigious NGOs facing major public policy opportunities or challenges, or significant threats to their reputations. To help clients succeed in these highly adversarial or competitive situations, CLS Strategies combines a deep immersion in complex issues, grit and a relentless pursuit of effective and often unexpected solutions. CLS Strategies is part of Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group, Inc. For more information, please visit www.clsstrategies.com.