Shane Winn is general manager of Allison+Partners’ Chicago office, and has built a two-decade career in consumer public relations, brand development and corporate communications on both client and agency sides of the business. Shane previously managed the day-to-day operations of Chicago-based Alpaytac PR, and before that, was a Senior Director at Burson-Marsteller, where he lead the Chicago Consumer and Brand Marketing practice.
Prior, he spent two years with MetLife in New York, leading all brand communications in the Americas, including all sports marketing PR, primarily supporting the title sponsorship of MetLife Stadium. Shane has represented brands such as Oakley, JLT Specialty U.S., IKEA and Discover Financial Services.
While in-house at Washington Mutual, Shane helped drive the growth of the regional public relations team inside the company, eventually managing the national team. While much of the early work with WaMu was proactive and consumer-focused, the financial industry crisis facing the U.S. in 2008 led him deeply into the world of crisis communications and reactive media relations.
Shane began his agency career at the boutique public affairs agency, Jasculca Terman and Associates, where his clients included banks, insurance companies, universities, hospitals and myriad not-for-profits. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University, and bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Public Administration from Augustana College.
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