Prior to joining the IDA team in 2017, Allison worked for a hospitality company in Los Angeles overseeing media relations, community outreach and design. She was a member of the board of directors and the marketing committee for the Old Pasadena Management District and was actively engaged with Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. After working as IDA’s Marketing & Communications Manager for over two years, Allison became the Director of Membership & Marketing working to develop strategic membership growth and retention programs, and overseeing member services. As of January 2022, she now serves as Vice President of Membership, Marketing & Operations for the association. Allison holds Communications and English Literature degrees from Boston University. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring cities around the world and volunteering at the local animal shelter.