Alan balances his time across client engagement and performance, team success and agency development. A 25-year communications industry veteran, Alan brings a broad range of expertise and insight to SHIFT from both agency and client-side positions. Since joining the profession, Alan has remained fascinated with how stories about companies, people and ideas are shaped and shared. He loves how creativity and science fuse together to shape the most impactful programs. In 2020, Business Insider named Alan one of the top PR professionals in technology. He is also a member of The Ocean Cleanup’s global comms team, a Dutch non-profit technology company fighting to eliminate plastic waste in our oceans worldwide. A native of the Bay Area, Alan lives in San Francisco with his family, which includes three dogs and a bunny.