Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte

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  • Office: Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte
  • Location: Charlotte, U.S.
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It’s tough to name a field that Allyson hasn’t worked in. Marketing? Check. Communications? Check. Politics, social media, nonprofit? Check, check, check.

The Baltimore native grew up mostly in the Northeast until relocating to Charlotte, NC in 2011. Her early career included operations and fundraising work at OperaDelaware before spending eight years in volunteer management, event planning, and fundraising at Georgetown University. Her move to the South brought a change in career trajectory, too, as she ventured in to public relations and communications.

Her roles have included finance director for Edwin Peacock’s mayoral campaign; volunteer manager for the American Presidential Experience, produced in coordination with the 2012 Democratic National Convention; and fundraiser and community liaisons for both Larken Egleston’s Charlotte City Council District 1 campaign and Spencer Merriweather’s Mecklenburg District Attorney campaign.

Allyson graduated from American University with a degree in business administration and earned an MBA from Georgetown University.

She’s a past member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), a two-time committee member on the Vote YES to Bonds campaign (2016 and 2018), certificate holder from Rutgers University’s CSR program, and a graduate of the Harvard Business School Club of Charlotte’s management development program.

Her extensive volunteer interests include Classroom Central, Carolina PAWS, the Georgetown Club of Charlotte, and No Kid Hungry. She also serves on the boards of FiA (Females in Action), the Junior League of Charlotte, and Theatre Charlotte.

Contact Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte

Our team is a seamless blend of two nationally respected, independent firms. Canny, Bowen – a generalist firm with particular expertise in industrial and legal searches – was founded in New York in 1954. Greg Gabel, formerly of Heidrick & Struggles, joined the firm in 1991 and became president in 2016.

Chuck Lew founded Coleman Lew in Charlotte, NC in 1979. Chuck, too, was committed to being a generalist. And to adhering to the highest standards. One of his key partners, Shana Plott, was named CEO in 2016.

Our two firms encountered each other many times over our long history – sometimes as competitors. But we recognized our similarities – an emphasis on ethics and exemplary client service, first-rate teams we’re proud to invest in, a desire to be true partners to our clients, and a history of successful completion of search engagements leading to client relationships that last for decades.

In 2019, we joined forces to offer clients the best of our collective talents. In other words, at the fork in the road, we combined our two paths into one.

We’re physically located in New York and Charlotte, but we tap into a global network. That network allows us to scout and recruit the best people. Since 1954, we have served a diverse roster of public, private, nonprofit, and international clients. 

6101 Carnegie Blvd, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28209
T: (+1) 704 377 0362
E: shana.plott@penrhyn.com
W:clcbsearch.com