Chief Communications Officer/Owner
With degrees in mass communication and journalism, Alisha brings a passion for writing and journalistic principles to her role at Charles Ryan. She also brings a strong work ethic and drive—at 39, Alisha became the youngest co-owner of the firm in its history. Specializing in public issues and reputation management for CRA’s energy and manufacturing, transportation, small business, government and nonprofit clients, she also leads the firm’s sales and marketing efforts, and media/spokesperson training services.
Alisha is a West Virginia Living’s “Wonder Woman,” West Virginia Executive’s “Young Gun” and Union Mission of West Virginia’s “Woman on a Mission.” She brings leadership, passion and experience to the team, infusing CRA with an energy of collaboration and know-how.
Founder of a 501c3 nonprofit, WV Visionary Group (wvforward.org)
Nationally certified life, leadership and recovery coach
Is a two-time cancer survivor
SHAWNEE EXPRESSWAY Rehabilitation Project
Hired to create and implement a public involvement campaign for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), our goal was to educate and bring awareness to the public about the I264 Shawnee Expressway Rehabilitation project – the largest and most expensive roadway rehabilitation project in Kentucky at that time (2003).
Though young in my career, I joined CRA’s Transportation Practice Group. We developed and implemented a multi-strategy, 18-month communications plan. I wrote and delivered daily traffic updates as the voice of the project hotline. The project was hugely successful. It was a great learning experience and tons of fun! I use a lot of what I learned on that project in my planning with clients today!
Manager of Communications Training
We've always got an eye out for bold, dynamic forward-thinkers who could fit into our organization.
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