Amber Allman

Amber Allman, who was VP-corporate communications & events at Gannett's USA Today Network, is now head of corporate communications & PR at alliantgroup, Houston-based management consultant.

The company focuses on helping mid-sized businesses take advantage of incentives, such as research credits, to fuel growth and innovation, she told O'Dwyers.

Allman will be based in Washington.

Prior to USA Today Network, Allman did a three-year stint as head of global PA for Yahoo!, where she dealt with policy, online safety, privacy, human rights, sustainability and branding initiatives in Washington.

She also was VP at 463 Communications, technology/policy shop, and PR officer at the American Red Cross headquarters in DC.