Senior Counsel and Managing Director, Communications
In addition to providing fundraising counsel, Alison Holt leads Offordâ€™s Communications Practice.
Leading Offordâ€™s communications practice, while also providing clients with strategic and fundraising counsel, is Alison Holt, formerly the Vice Principal of External Relations at Greenwood College School. Greenwoodâ€™s founders recruited Alison in 2002 to build their Advancement practice from scratch. Over the next eight years, Alison was responsible for the schoolâ€™s brand development, communications and marketing, fundraising, admissions and recruitment. Her teamâ€™s work in communications and fundraising has been honored with three awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), five from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) and one from the Universities and Colleges Designers Association in the US.
Alison began her career more than 20 years ago at her alma mater, Queenâ€™s University, where she worked in alumni relations and communications and was the Associate Editor of the Alumni Review magazine. She continues to be a dedicated volunteer at Queenâ€™s, where she sits on University Council and was recently honoured with the Herbert J. Hamilton Award for service. Alison is also the former Vice-President, Communications of CCAE.