About Alison Davis

Alison sets the strategic direction for Davis & Company and leads the development of new products and services. Since founding the company in 1984, she has provided senior counsel to clients such as American Water, BD and International Flavors & Fragrances.

Alison has written or edited these groundbreaking books: 49 ways to improve employee communications, The Definitive Guide to HR Communication and Your Attention, Please. An online columnist for, Alison frequently writes articles for leading business and trade publications.

A sought-after speaker on communication issues, Alison has led sessions for such organizations as Public Relations Society of America, The Conference Board, Society of Human Resource Management and International Association of Business Communicators. Alison holds a bachelor’s degree from Douglass College, Rutgers University.

Q&A with Alison Davis

What’s makes Davis & Company special?
What’s really special about our firm is our sense of mission. We believe in the power of employee communication—and have seen how effective communication can make employees feel confident and committed. And we love helping our clients solve problems, address challenges and get things done. At the end of each day, I know I’ve made a difference. That’s a great feeling!

What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate. Or chocolate chip. Or mint chocolate chip. Or chocolate ripple. Get the theme?

What scares you?
Logistics. I worry much more about how to get to the conference than I do about giving the keynote speech.