Allison Gilmore is the chief communications officer. She has 20 years of experience in strategic communications, public relations and campaign development for associations, nonprofits and public sector organizations. For the last nine years, she has served as the vice president of communications and strategic initiatives for the Northern Virginia Technology Council, a technology trade association. Previously, she worked for the National Women’s Business Council, where she directed communications and research analysis.

Allison has a Masters of Public Administration from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree from Rice University. She received her Certified Association Executive Certification from the American Society for Association Executives.