About Us

Stephen Allen

Steve Allen brings to Sheehan Associates almost 20 years of experience as a communications coach; specializing in message development, media interviews, public speaking, and confrontational debate preparation.

He has coached spokespersons representing more than 100 ballot initiatives in 15 states on issues dealing with mining, gaming, special taxes for sports stadium construction, tax reform, clean elections, tort reform, health care, electricity deregulation, stem cell research, municipal bonds and recycling.

Steve has worked with civic leaders, political candidates, ambassadors, college presidents, professional and college athletes/coaches, and corporate executives as well as Hollywood actresses and actors as they advocate specific issues, deal with crisis situations, present Congressional testimony and respond to community concerns.

On behalf of Sheehan Associates he has worked with a broad range of clients including: Affymetrix, Aetna, AOL, Bank of America, Barclays, Bechtel, CalPERS, CNN, Disney, JPMorgan Chase & Co., NASCAR, and Siemens. Over the past several years his work has taken him to Canada, Dubai, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

As a spokesperson for several ballot issue campaigns and corporations dealing with contentious issues, Steve brings to his coaching the first-hand experience of personally appearing on hundreds of television and radio programs. His appearances include Nightline, Fox Network News, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight and MSNBC with Brian Williams.

He is a guest lecturer at MIT's annual Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives and is a frequent speaker at corporate retreats and conventions.

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Steve holds a BS degree from Virginia Military Institute and MS degrees from Tufts University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.