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Seattle 1420 Fifth Ave, Suite 3250, Seattle, WA 98101
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Seattle Office

Jennifer Chelstad

General Manager

Jennifer is the General Manager of Allison+Partners’ Seattle office. She brings more than 20 years of experience directing corporate and brand communications for some of the world’s most influential companies, including Amazon, Microsoft and Samsung. Her work has spanned a wide range of industries from retail, digital platforms and entertainment to financial services, transportation and AI technology.


Jennifer’s clients view her as a trusted counselor and collaborator who will help them navigate changing market conditions, news cycles, competitor actions, cultural shifts and the many other dynamics that impact communications strategies. She leads teams in campaign planning, company and product launches, ongoing proactive storytelling, crisis and reputation management, executive communications, thought leadership and events. She is skilled at translating layered messaging into compelling content and media coverage that strengthens reputation, engages target audience and creates lasting impact for the brand.


Prior to joining Allison+Partners, Jennifer served in agency leadership roles at Outcast, FleishmanHillard, Weber Shandwick and SHIFT Communications. She has lived and worked in Seattle for 11 years and is proud to serve as a partner to the innovative, purpose-driven companies that fuel the region’s growth.


1420 Fifth Ave, Suite 3250

In Seattle, we’re fun, creative and – as you might expect – highly caffeinated. While we’re serious about our work, we try to keep things light. We wear a lot of hats, literally and figuratively, which allows us to cover some really challenging, sometimes outright strange, project requirements, and look cool while doing it. Our client roster includes an array of world-class brands across industries ranging from real estate and technology to luxury consumer products and urban issues. The office is located in a renovated loft space in the nearly century-old Dexter Horton Building in the vibrant Pioneer Square neighborhood. A great environment for innovation, collaboration, and, of course, coffee.


  • Favorite in-office activity: Rooftop yoga
  • Describe the neighborhood your office is in: Pioneer Square is Seattle’s original downtown. It’s surrounded by the waterfront, retail core, sports stadiums and has some of the city’s hottest restaurants.
  • Comparative TV show: The Newsroom. While it can be crazy at times with story deadlines, we’re a tight-knit team that always has each other’s backs.


Hours in Seattle 

Twenty-four hours in Seattle provides just enough time to get a great vibe for what the city has to offer, and the place to start is the historic, world-famous Pike Place Market. Aside from being a popular destination with visitors, it's where Seattleites go to buy locally-sourced produce, seafood and flowers, or to grab a cup of coffee. Just a few blocks up the hill from the Market is Seattle's bustling retail core, including the flagship Nordstrom store. Take the skybridge from Nordstrom across to Pacific Place, which offers five levels of fashion, food and film.

Upon stepping out of Pacific Place head east to Capitol Hill, a popular neighborhood to live, work and play. Stop in at Cupcake Royale for a snack and freshly brewed coffee. As you explore the ultra-hip Pike-Pine neighborhood, you'll pass some of Seattle's famed bars and music spots like Neumos and Chop Suey. Make your way down Broadway and take a selfie with a statue of Jimi Hendrix, then step across the street to enjoy lunch at Oddfellows.

Leaving Cap Hill, catch an Uber to the Queen Anne neighborhood and pay a visit to the Space Needle. If heights aren't your thing, consider the nearby Museum of Pop Culture (formerly the Experience Music Project) or Chihuly Garden and Glass. After immersing yourself in Seattle’s sights and sounds, head west to the Puget Sound waterfront for dinner at AQUA by El Gaucho where you’ll enjoy a stunning sunset and panoramic views.

To cap off the evening, take a whirl in one of the Seattle Great Wheel’s enclosed gondolas. Approaching the top, with Mount Rainier to the south, the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound to the west and the city skyline to the east, you’ll soon see why the Emerald City is the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest.