As Director of Communications, Alyson drives internal communications for S360 and supports client needs across the firm footprint. Experienced in policy, non-profit, and corporate communications strategies, Alyson wields her diverse background to grow the impact and outreach of S360 clients across the West. She specializes in social media management, message development and writing support, and spokesperson training. Alyson has a passion for DEI-conscious communications, strategic planning, and organizational brand building.
Alyson cut her teeth in policy communications as the Marketing and Communications Strategist for 1000 Friends of Oregon. Her work helped secure major wins in Oregon, including the passage of the state’s 2017 transportation package with robust funding for transit, pedestrian, e-vehicles, and bikes. She also delivered successful communications support and plans for pro-housing and affordable housing bills, and land use policies that protect farms and forests.
Previously, she served both the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Oregon Public Broadcasting as a corporate fundraiser. Alyson drove millions of dollars in investments to both organizations through innovative sponsorships, cross-promotional outreach programs, event strategies, and comprehensive media plans.
Alyson knows the West. A sixth-generation San Franciscan, Alyson moved to Portland as a child then attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington. Alyson earned her degree at Southern Oregon University and lives in Portland with her husband, son, rescue dog and six chickens.