Michelle is a veteran with expertise in thought leadership, corporate reputation, crisis communications, media relations, community relations, event planning and brand positioning. She leads day-to-day operations for the Dallas office, and provides ongoing strategic counsel to its roster of clients. Before joining Allison+Partners, Michelle was the vice president of client services at Pierpont Communications, overseeing work for such clients as Enel Green Power North America, Emirates Airline, the Dallas Holocaust Museum and BankFinancial. She also served on the firm's strategic planning and growth steering committees. Prior to Pierpont, Michelle was a director in Burson-Marsteller’s Public Affairs practice, where she served as the day-to-day client lead for Shell Oil Company, NRG/Reliant Energy, the State of Texas Voter Education Program (HAVA), the City of Dallas "Save Dallas Water" conservation campaign and T.D. Jakes MegaFest in Dallas. Michelle graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations.
Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is one of the top international business centers in the United States. Home to the second largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, the city's economy spans numerous industries, including the banking, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare and transportation sectors. Located in the historic West End, our Dallas office has a unique view of how the city is constantly evolving. We work with organizations and companies of all sizes and have expertise in public affairs, technology, consumer marketing, healthcare, energy, consumer brands and nonprofits.
Get your day started right with breakfast at La Duni, where you’ll enjoy a unique blend of European tradition and Latin American soul. After breakfast, stretch your legs a bit and enjoy both upscale and antique shopping along Knox-Henderson. Next, head to the West Village and board the M-Line Trolley, where you can catch a free ride through Uptown, one of Dallas’s most vibrant neighborhoods. While you’re there, be sure to visit Klyde Warren Park. The 5.2-acre deck park has transformed the Dallas landscape, bringing Downtown and Uptown together and offering visitors free daily activities ranging from yoga to outdoor concerts and films. Before you leave, stop for lunch at one of the food trucks serving the park. There are different trucks each day, so check out the park’s Facebook page to make your selection.
Since you’ll be just blocks from Dallas’s famed Arts District, you can spend the rest of the afternoon exploring all the rich artistic and cultural gems the city has to offer. From the Dallas Museum of Art and Nasher Sculpture Center, to the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, there are endless options and experiences to choose from.
After a full day of sightseeing and cultural enrichment, mosey over to the Rattlesnake Bar where you can unwind with one of their signature cocktails before enjoying a delicious meal next door at Fearing’s. You won’t be disappointed when you experience executive chef Dean Fearing’s “elevated American cuisine,” including his Texas farm-to-market specialties and gracious service. Bon appetite!