Jennifer Allison joins Gagen MacDonald as Managing Director

Jennifer Allison, former Chief Communications Officer at National Instruments, has assumed the role of Managing Director at Gagen MacDonald, infusing over two decades of expertise into her new position. In her capacity, Allison will guide clients through various facets of business evolution, spanning culture enhancement, employee engagement, digital strategies, the future landscape of work, and the seamless integration of mergers and acquisitions.With a career predominantly rooted in corporate environments, Allison's tenure at National Instruments saw her orchestrating comprehensive communication strategies and spearheading a global team dedicated to fortifying and safeguarding the organization's standing. Prior to her stint at National Instruments, Allison dedicated 16 years to Dell Technologies, where she held key roles in communication and operations, including the Vice Presidency of Executive and Internal Communication.Maril MacDonald, Founder and CEO of Gagen MacDonald, commended Allison's arrival, noting her fervent commitment to the firm's mission and her wealth of experience in pivotal areas such as M&A, digital transformation, and reshaping the future of work. With Allison's values-driven approach, expansive professional network, astute business acumen, and unwavering pursuit of excellence, she is poised to deliver indispensable guidance to both clients and colleagues alike.Allison's appointment comes nearly a year following Gagen MacDonald's acquisition by APCO Worldwide, a move aimed at enhancing APCO's proficiency in transformational initiatives, employee engagement strategies, and fostering internal cultures. This strategic integration further enriched APCO's suite of corporate advisory services, solidifying its position as a leader in navigating organizational evolution.