Transitions Conference

Alison Griffin
Founder and Principal
Miles Above Strategies

  Alison Griffin has over twelve years of professional experience in higher education policy. Currently, Alison is the Founder, and serves as the Principal at Miles Above Strategies, a higher education policy and government relations practice that provides strategic and legislative guidance to non-profit and for-profit education clients, organizations and associations.

Previously, Alison served as Senior Associate with HCM Strategists in Washington, D.C., where she was federal policy liaison to the Lumina Foundation, the nation's largest higher education foundation, and was project manager for an 11 state higher education productivity agenda initiative.

Her prior experience also includes serving as Associate Director of a Washington, D.C. – based education consulting firm from 2006-2008. In 2001 and again from 2003-2006, Alison worked as a policy advisor on higher education issues to the Chair of the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Workforce, Rep. John Boehner, who currently is the Speaker of the House. Prior to that, Alison was a policy associate with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in Washington, D.C.

Alison is active in many non-profit and volunteer service roles across the country, serving on the Executive Board for Delta Delta Delta International Fraternity; the Board of Trustees to Rocky Vista University in Parker, Colorado; the Board of Advisers to the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University; and the Board of Directors of the Colorado Scholarship Coalition in Denver, Colorado. Alison is the Communications Director for Discovery Christian Church in Broomfield, Colorado, where she is also a member of the Building and Campaign Committee.

Alison earned her M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia, a Bachelor in Business Administration in Organizational behavior and Business Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Methodist University.

Alison resides in Broomfield, CO with her husband Paul, a federal lobbyist for Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association and their two sons, Nicholas (4) and Benjamin (2).