Senior Leadership

Tom Smith

Managing Director


Tom Smith

As a Managing Director, Corporate Reputation, Tom brings more than twenty years of experience building corporate brands and protecting their reputations to the agency. With an incredibly diverse set of skills and experiences, Tom has led numerous multi-million dollar global accounts and brings deep capability in numerous industries including financial services, professional services, technology, education, healthcare and industrial supply. 

Prior to joining Allison+Partners, Tom spent more than a decade at Ogilvy PR as an executive vice president leading the firm’s New York corporate practice. Some of Tom’s past clients include State Street, Citizens Bank, HD Supply, BlackRock, iShares, Baidu, FM Global, Acquity Group, Grand Canyon University, CFA Institute, and he has helped more than 25 companies over the past two years to file their IPOs.

Tom received his bachelor's degree in communications from Marquette University in Milwaukee where he played Division I Golf. He is an active member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and has been a guest speaker at the NIRI Annual Conference and New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). 

What did you want to be when you grew up?

An airline pilot.

What’s your dream job (aside from the one you have now)?

Marquette University Head Basketball Coach

What was the best advice you ever received?

My mom telling me at a very young age that you only get one chance in this world – make it count.

What do you love about your job?

Talking to my colleagues about their careers and tackling the communication challenges of my clients.  


Phone: 646.428.0653
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