Allison Collinger Owner, AHC Consulting, LLC
Allison Collinger is the owner and founder of AHC Consulting, LLC. AHC Consulting, LLC provides strategic communications, planning, training and facilitation services to a variety of clients. Collinger is a sought-after strategist in the emerging field of social media with a successful seminar series. Her company serves a range of clients, including the Circus Harmony, Coro Leadership Center, GO! St. Louis (formerly St. Louis Marathon and Family Fitness Weekend), Major League Baseball, the St. Louis Rams and Rams Foundation, The Sports Philanthropy Project, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Dream Big Foundation, St. Luke's Hospital, Three60Gear, and the Youth and Family Center.
Prior to the formation of AHC Consulting, Collinger served as the director of corporate communications and community outreach for the St. Louis Rams – overseeing the Rams community outreach team, the Rams Foundation and the team's off the field public relations initiatives. Her leadership helped to create a unique brand of strategic sports philanthropy – including the formation of Healthy Youth Partnership, a collaborative of more than 75 organizations addressing the issue of childhood obesity.
From 1989 to 1997 she was an award winning public relations professional at Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. During her tenure at Fleishman, she played a role in the approval and opening of the Edward Jones Dome, the Kiel Center and the MetroLink light rail system. Her work has been recognized with several national awards – three Silver Anvils, the highest award bestowed on public relations programs by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and a CIPRA for creativity in public relations. Local recognition has included two Bronze Quill Awards of Merit from the International Association of Business Communicators/St. Louis Chapter and MetroLink being awarded the Lamplighter Award from the PRSA/St. Louis chapter. In 2001, she was named to the St. Louis Business Journal's Forty Under Forty, a list of accomplished individuals under 40. She also received the 2001 Community Leader Award from the Coro Leadership Center. In 2006, she received a Community Leader award from the Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club as well as the Community Service Public Relations Council's PR Person of the Year award.
In addition to her professional involvement, she was a founder of the Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP), and serves on the Advisory Boards of Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis, the Press Club of Metro St. Louis, and the National Council of Jewish Women. Her current board service includes DAP, the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis and the Ladue Education Foundation. She is also is active in her children's schools serving in various capacities. She speaks regularly at local and national seminars on social media, sports philanthropy, special events, image development and fundraising and gives freely of her time to counsel young people who are seeking career advice.
Collinger holds a B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, is a former Coro Fellow in Public Affairs and a graduate of the 1996-1997 Leadership St. Louis program. She resides with her family in Richmond Heights. Website: http://www.ahcconsulting.org/ LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/allisonhawkcollinger Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ahawkcollinger Articles The Case For Social Media In Non-Profit Strategy The Case For Social Media In Developing Thought Leadership College Partnerships To Energize Your Non-Profit Organization Adding To Your Nonprofit Marketing Toolbox