Allison Stadd is a food industry marketing and communications professional based in New York. She is Director of Brand Marketing at Sweetgreen, overseeing brand identity, social media and content strategy, email, paid media, online/offline partnerships, influencers, events, and all marketing campaign work. Prior to Sweetgreen, she spent 3 years at the helm of Shake Shack's award-winning global social media and digital marketing strategies, also leading experiential marketing, brand marketing, advertising, and PR for half the U.S. Before that, she shaped digital communications, marketing, and events for Quaker City Mercantile's portfolio of spirits brands, including Art in the Age, Sailor Jerry, and Hendrick's. Over the past decade, through full-time roles and consulting work, Allison has shaped content, produced events, crafted social media strategy, and built online and offline communities for everything from small businesses to global brands. She's a fan of good books and good beer with equal enthusiasm, and when she's not slinging tweets and tablescapes, you'll find her at the nearest park or music venue. Allison has a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Penn.