Senior Leadership

Sue Gillespie

Senior Vice President, Research


Sue Gillespie

Sue Gillespie brings more than 20 years of research experience to Allison+Partners, and is skilled at helping clients identify “must know” objectives and avoid the trap of “nice to know” data collection. She leads projects to test concepts, determine decision-making processes, identify perception levels, assess markets, evaluate programs and inform behavior modifications. She also helps organizations measure client and employee satisfaction through telephone surveys, online surveys, focus groups and in-depth interviews. Her industry experience spans government and B2B sectors and has included work with such companies as Vulcan Real Estate, Skanska USA, DBSI Development, City of Bellevue, and SkB Architects, among others.

What book has had the most impact on you? 

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain. Very empowering!  

What do you most value in your colleagues? 

Their sincerity, loyalty, ability to keep commitments, flexibility, compassion and thoughtfulness.

What’s your most treasured possession? 

My three dogs, especially now as they are entering their senior years.

What do you love about your job? 

The continual opportunity to develop new skills and acquire greater knowledge.


Phone: 206.686.6427
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