Allison is Director of the Business Council for the UN, which she joined in 2009. Formerly Allison was in the advertising industry where she handled the Fortune 500 client relationships at New York’s largest agencies. Most recently as senior vice president at Grey Group, she directed advertising strategy and campaigns for consumer goods and pharmaceutical companies. Allison’s earlier career included marketing at IBM and interning on Capitol Hill. She earned her BA in government from Wheaton College, and continues coursework at New York University. Allison serves on the Board of the Foreign Policy Association Off-the-Record lecture series, as well as in other non-profit organizations with varying missions, including serving sub-Saharan Africa.