Riley McBride Burns

Riley has over a decade of experience developing strategic and creative programs that position organizations as leaders within their fields. From integrated communications campaigns to brand-building thought leadership programs, Riley ensures her client’s story breaks through the noise and is heard by those who matter most to their business. Her experience ranges across a variety of consumer and corporate brands, specifically in the technology, health, nonprofit, travel and hospitality industries. She excels at combining tried-and-true traditional PR activities, such as message development and media relations, with new digital strategies and creative approaches in the form of influencer relations, innovative partnerships, events and more. Client experience includes PepsiCo, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Samsung, Disney, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Blueair and more. 

Prior to Allison + Partners Riley worked as an account supervisor at Curley Company, a boutique firm focused on reputation management. Riley holds a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and Government from Hamilton College and lives in Los Angeles.