Allison North Jones

Founder & CEO

Allison is experienced in all aspects of media strategy, public policy and planning with nearly 20-years of experience, beginning her career as a journalist covering politics for national news organizations in Washington D.C. and then Florida. In 2006, Allison hung up her press pass and began her career as a public relations consultant and executive developing state and federal campaigns and public relations initiatives for a variety of clients.

Working for national news organizations in Washington D.C., including the New York Times, Bloomberg News and CNN, Allison developed a keen understanding of politics and public policy. As a member of Florida’s Capitol Press Corps, Allison covered the Florida Legislature as well as statewide and national political campaigns for the Tampa Tribune.

Since leaving the Florida Press Corps, Allison has helped develop numerous public relations campaigns and secured media exposure for a wide range of businesses, associations and not-for-profit organizations. She has also served as a consultant and communications director for numerous Florida primary and general election campaigns.

As a former member of the national media as well as the Florida Capitol Press Corps, Allison’s ongoing relationships with the media in Florida, Washington D.C. and throughout the country, combined with her intimate understanding of how best to communicate with them and garner access to the media gives clients an edge in their public relations and marketing campaigns.

Allison has also developed messaging and managed crisis communications for businesses small and large, developed strategic communications, and serves as a media consultant for several not-for-profit associations and coalitions throughout the country.

She has also worked on public relations campaigns and collaborated with several state agencies, including the Department of Children and Families.

Throughout 2013, Allison hosted a morning drive time radio show on Tallahassee’s 93.3FM during which she interviewed a wide array of high-profile political and media personalities. She is also a frequent source for the media.

Melissa West

Director of Strategic Marketing

Melissa West brings extensive experience to North, which includes political campaigns and strategic communications for legislative, business related and nonprofit organizations. Currently heading up North’s Charleston office, Melissa’s areas of expertise include nonprofit communications and building, legislative advocacy, advertising and social media.
Prior to joining the team, Melissa was Donor Relations Coordinator for the Florida State University Foundation in the Office of Advancement Relations. Melissa has also worked as a public policy analyst at The Children’s Campaign, and as an assistant campaign coordinator for the Agricultural Commissioner general election campaign in 2010.
Melissa has received numerous honors and recognitions in her field including in 2015 named as a Golden A.C.E by the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals.
Melissa is a graduate of Florida State University where she received her Master’s degree in Education Policy, Planning and Analysis as well as a Bachelor’s in Economics and Political Science, with a minor in Communications.