Meet Allyson Burns
Allie Burns joined the Case Foundation in 2009 as the Director of Communications, focused on spreading the word about the Foundation’s great work with the ultimate goal of mobilizing more people to make giving a part of their everyday lives.
Allie joined the Case Foundation from AOL’s communications team, where she did a little bit of everything – from serving as a company spokesperson for consumer advocacy and public policy, managing international communications initiatives to leading PR efforts for MapQuest and AOL’s commerce and marketplace sites. Prior to AOL, she spent time at Boston and DC-based communications firms leading a range of public relations initiatives for technology companies.
She holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of International Management and a B.S. in Communications from Boston University.
When not at the office, Allie is often trying out a new restaurant, cheering on the Red Sox, walking her two rambunctious dogs or contemplating her next big travel adventure. An Arizona native, you can often find her outdoors (when the weather is warm enough!), cautiously navigating the W&OD and Mt. Vernon trails on her trusty bike or training for a half marathon.
Beth Laing is the project manager for iFOCOS, which organizes the We Media conferences, awards and community. Prior to working with We Media she worked in a variety of new media roles with Knight Ridder, Infonautics and Access Atlanta. She is currently on the board of the Atlanta Women’s Alliance (AWA), Community Advisory Board for Junior League Dekalb and a Leadership Dekalb 2010 class member.