Alison MacLeod is a Principal at KP Public Affairs and runs a wide variety of local and statewide public relations programs for KP clients. She has extensive experience in strategic communications programs, media relations, content development, coalition building, project siting, grassroots outreach, stakeholder engagement and community education. Her clients include local governments, healthcare associations, transportation agencies, non-profits, businesses and trade groups. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Alison has a strong interest in improving the education and opportunities available for our youth in the Sacramento region. She has two sons in elementary school in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District. Growing up, Alison greatly enjoyed and benefitted from participation in drama classes and school theater, as well as community youth theater programs.  She believes that arts exposure helps build confidence and public speaking skills, and is a critical component of a well-rounded education. Alison is eager to help promote the importance of arts education, and work toward improved accessibility for students across the region. She wants arts, music and theater programs readily accessible in our K-12 public schools across Sacramento County – so that all students, regardless of their particular school, or community, or family background – have access to the many social and academic benefits that come from arts education.

Alison is an active member with the Sacramento Metro Chamber, and volunteers as a coach for her son’s basketball teams. She loves to travel, to read, and to walk and bike the trails through Folsom.