June 19, 2015 – Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Paul G. Allvin as senior vice president of marketing and communications at Arlington, VA-headquartered United Service Organizations (USO). He will lead all aspects of the company’s marketing and communications department, including strategic and entertainment marketing, brand and creative services, web and digital marketing, special events, story development, publications and public relations. Liza Wright, a Lochlin Partners managing director, led the search.
Mr. Allvin worked at America’s Promise Alliance serving as its chief communications and knowledge officer. He also served as lead strategist for awareness efforts around the GradNation Campaign led by America’s Promise. He formerly served in a variety of executive communications roles at Make-A-Wish America, where he first joined the organization in 1996. Most recently, he was the organization’s vice president of brand advancement.
“Paul Allvin’s strong marketing and communications expertise and track record as a successful executive are ideally suited to position the USO for achievement as we approach our 75th anniversary,” said J.D. Crouch II, CEO and president of the USO. “Not only does Paul bring his ample skills to the senior leadership team, he also has a special connection to the mission as part of an Air Force family.”
United Service Organizations is a non-profit organization that provides programs, services and live entertainment to U.S. troops and their families.
Lochlin Partners, based in the Washington, D.C., area, conducts searches for board and executive-level positions within the following areas: government & corporate affairs, government contracting, technology & services, higher education, public sector, financial services, and healthcare (including biotech and pharmaceuticals). Over the past year, the firm has placed William Weber as VP of government affairs and associate general counsel at Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Richard Trowbridge as CFO at AmeriCares, and Barbara Polk as VP of HR at the National Restaurant Association.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media