Stephen’s deep passion for communications, public relations and marketing has shaped many high-profile, strategic PR initiatives for hundreds of companies around the globe from large Fortune 100 giants to small start-ups. As general manager of the Dallas office, Stephen is responsible for day-to-day operations and strategic growth in the Dallas market.
Prior to joining Allison+Partners, Stephen worked for American Airlines’ Customer Insight and Loyalty Department, specifically working with the AAdvantage loyalty program. Before joining the airline, he founded and sold, The Davis PR Group, an award-winning PR firm that led media relations efforts for some of the area’s most recognizable consumer, life-style and real estate brands in North Texas such as Hotel ZaZa, Seasons52, Design Duncan Miller Ullman and Solana Business Park.
Prior to starting the PR firm, he led international PR efforts for Yahoo!, served as senior manager of global communications for Nokia, vice president at the MWW Group in Seattle, and has senior PR agency experience from Porter Novelli and Edelman.Stephen is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). He has also been a recurring guest lecturer teaching a variety of communications and public relations courses at Southern Methodist University, The University of Washington in Seattle, and Conestoga College in Ontario, Canada. Stephen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and attended the New York Institute of Finance in New York City.
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 Uptown area, our Dallas office is in the middle of the city's vibrant business and entertainment district. 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!