Known around our offices for her fierce love of color-coding, Allison joined our firm full-time in 2013 after a fast-paced internship. She works on large projects for Toyota and The Coca-Cola Company, bringing her strong organizational skills to the table for both, and supports other accounts as a member of our events practice.
She graduated from Washington and Lee University (W&L) with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Art History. Inspired by a college professor to focus on marketing, she became involved with the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition for two years, bookending an internship with Love Advertising in Houston.
Allison connected with Jackson Spalding when Glen Jackson delivered the keynote speech at W&L’s annual AdLib Conference, designed to promote the relevance of a liberal arts education in our field. She chaired the event that year, and returned as an alumni panelist in 2014 and 2015. College also included studies in Galway, Ireland, which allowed Allison to trace some of her family’s Irish history while learning about the Celtic Tiger economy that emerged during her formative years. She still swears that Guinness really does taste better on the Emerald Isle.
A native of Houston, Allison describes herself as thoroughly Texan – right down to her penchant for cowboy boots, corn tortillas and John Wayne movies. Her downtime includes testing enchilada recipes and volunteering through the Junior League of Atlanta.
When pressed for something she might call a “claim to fame,” she admits to being chosen from nineteen valedictorians to speak at her high school graduation in a stadium before 2,000-plus guests. Her friends are still talking about the speech she wrote to win the gig, so we can check public speaking off her bucket list.