In December 2021, we lost Alison to a five-year battle with cancer. It was a heartbreaking moment, but she remains our guiding light.

Alison Davis was a pioneer, founding one of the first firms to specialize in employee communication. She led Davis & Company for over 35 years setting strategic direction for the firm, consulting with clients on their toughest communication challenges, and leading the development of new products and services.

Alison wrote and edited several groundbreaking books for the internal communication community: What’s Next: 9 ways to reinvent employee communication, 49 ways to improve employee communications, The Definitive Guide to HR Communication, Your Attention, Please and Revitalize Town Hall Meetings. Alison was a former online columnist for The New York Times and Inc., and frequently wrote articles for leading business and trade publications.

A sought-after speaker on communication issues, Alison led sessions for such organizations as The Conference Board, Society of Human Resource Management, Public Relations Society of America and The International Association of Business Communicators. Alison earned her B.A. from Douglass College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

She influenced internal communication practices around the globe. Now it’s our turn…to find inspiration in her ideas and honor her legacy.

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!